|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Ron Toomer|
|Model / product||Custom Looping Coaster|
|Riders per train||28|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed60 mph
History[edit | edit source]
Drachen Fire was going to be built by Bolliger & Mabillard, like Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa, but the company was busy. However, Busch Gardens Williamsburg picked Arrow Dynamics to construct Drachen Fire. The ride started construction in 1991. Drachen Fire opened on April 4, 1992.
The ride was famous for gaining a reputation of being very rough, which led to poor ridership. The corkscrew between the block brake and cutback was the roughest part of the ride. To increase ridership, Busch Gardens decided to take out the corkscrew after the 1994 season. It was replaced by a straight section, but Drachen Fire was still rough.
The coaster closed in 1998 and subsequently listed for sale. It was ultimately demolished in 2001.
Design[edit | edit source]
Color scheme[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Facts[edit | edit source]
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Busch Gardens Williamsburg|
|Present||Alpengeist • Apollo's Chariot • Griffon • Grover's Alpine Express • InvadR • Loch Ness Monster • Pantheon • Tempesto • Verbolten|
|Former||Big Bad Wolf • Das Kätzchen • Die Wildkatze • Drachen Fire • Glissade • Wilde Maus|