Dragon Coaster (Playland Park)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Dragon Coaster
Playland Park
Location Rye, New York, USA
Coordinates 40°58′01″N 73°40′25″W / 40.9668506°N 73.6737310°W / 40.9668506; -73.6737310
Status Operating since 1929
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Prior and Church Company
Designer / calculations Frederick Church
Type Wooden
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 80 feet
Drop 75 feet
Top speed 48 mph
Length 3400 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:00
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Prior and Church Company (1929-1980s)
Morgan (1980s-present)

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.


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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