Dragon Khan

Roller coaster in Spain
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Dragon Khan
PortAventura Park
Location Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates 41°05′18″N 1°09′40″E / 41.0883839°N 1.1611896°E / 41.0883839; 1.1611896
Park section China
Status Operating since 2 May 1995
Rider height
  • Minimum: 140 cm
  • Maximum: 195 cm
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations John Wardley
Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 45.1 metres
Drop 49.1 metres
Top speed 104.6 km/h
Length 1269.5 metres
Inversions 8
Duration 1:45

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 in 1995, Dragon Khan broke the record for the most inversions on one ride, with eight. The record was subsequently broken by Colossus at Thorpe Park in 2002, which has ten 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 Mantis at Cedar Point shortly after. Though it doesn't hold the record for most inversions, it still has the most of any Bolliger & Mabillard roller coaster.

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 in 2011 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.[1]



Color scheme

Red track and blue supports.


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.



  1. "Shambhala is Rising, Dragon Khan Repainted". Coaster101. December 14, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2022.

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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

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