Dragon Coaster (Playland Park)

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Dragon Coaster
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roller coaster
Playland Park
Location Rye, New York, USA
Status Operating since 1929
Height restriction 48 inches
Designer / calculations Frederick Church
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height80 feet
Drop75 feet
Top speed48 mph
Length3400 feet

Dragon Coaster is a wooden roller coaster located at Playland Park in Rye, New York, USA.

The ride has approximately 3,400 feet of track and is, at its highest, approximately 80 feet tall. There is a tunnel along its span, a common feature of wooden roller coasters from the 1920s, that resembles the body and open mouth of a dragon. It was featured in the film Fatal Attraction, Mariah Carey's music video "Fantasy", and Big, starring Tom Hanks. Dragon Coaster is still in operation.

As they enter the tunnel, a roaring sound-effect plays and the eyes of the dragon light up. The tunnel wraps around the turn off the lift hill's upper middle, and sends the riders out into the coaster's left leg.

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Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train. Trains built by Morgan.

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