|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 opened on April 4, 1992.
Drachen Fire became very infamous for its rough and painful ride experience. The most infamous part of the ride was the corkscrew between the block brake and cutback. 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 continued to be rough. Passengers had to take off their earrings, due to the rough ride causing bloody ears.
After the opening of Alpengeist in 1997, Drachen Fire's popularity would dwindle. By 1998, the coaster was widely hated by guests.
The coaster closed in July of 1998 and subsequently listed for sale. It was ultimately demolished in 2002.
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]
[edit | edit source]
- 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|