Dragon Khan

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Dragon Khan
roller coaster
PortAventura Park
Location Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Park section China
Status Operating since May 2, 1995
Height restriction Min: 140 cm (55 inches)
Max: 195 cm (77 inches)
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height45.1 metres
Drop49.1 metres
Top speed104.6 km/h
Length1269.5 metres

Dragon Khan is a steel roller coaster located at PortAventura Park in Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. It was manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard.

When it opened, Dragon Khan broke the record for the most inversions on one ride, with 8. The record was subsequently broken by Colossus at Thorpe Park, which has 10 inversions. It also held the record for the world's tallest vertical loop on opening, although that didn't last long, as it was broken by another ride shortly after.

The theme for this ride is based on Chinese mythology: the Dragon Khan was the reincarnated spirit of the evil Prince Hu of Beijing. His fury was unleashed each time a human dared to climb atop his back.

The trains, on opening, were painted dark green, purple, and dark blue, but they were changed to the current, uniform color scheme when Shambhala was being constructed and the ride couldn't operate. During this time, the ride also was repainted, to give back its original, flaming red colour with electric blue supports.

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Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 28 riders per train.

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Most inversions on a roller coaster (8)
May 1995 - March 2002
Preceded by
tied with
Great American Scream Machine
Most inversions on a roller coaster (8)
May 1995 - March 2002
Succeeded by
Tallest vertical loop
May 2, 1995 - 1996
Preceded by
Tallest vertical loop
May 2, 1995 - 1996
Succeeded by