Dragon (Adventureland)

Roller coaster
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Location Altoona, Iowa, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 12, 1990 to September 29, 2019
Replaced by Dragon Slayer
Manufacturer Hopkins
Designer / calculations Hopkins
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 90 feet
Drop 85 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 2250 feet
Inversions 2
Drop angle 45°
Duration 1:30
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Dragon was a steel roller coaster located at Adventureland in Altoona, Iowa, USA. It operated from 1990 to 2019.


Dragon officially opened on May 12, 1990. Prior to the opening of Monster in 2016, it was the park's only roller coaster to go upside down.

On May 17, 2020, Adventureland posted an image of a knight slaying a dragon on their Facebook page, with the caption "Coming in 2021". Meanwhile, pictures of Dragon being dismantled were posted online, confirming its removal.[1] The ride's vertical loops remained standing and were used to support large banners as part of a marketing campaign for Dragon Slayer.[2]


The station was surrounded by water, which the roller coaster crossed twice. Following the chain lift hill, Dragon had two vertical loops and a helix.


6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.


External links

  • Dragon on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Adventureland
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