Dragon Slayer

Roller coaster in the United States
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Dragon Slayer
Location Altoona, Iowa, USA
Coordinates 41°39′03″N 93°30′09″W / 41.650888°N 93.502370°W / 41.650888; -93.502370
Status Operating since May 29, 2021
Rider height
  • Minimum: 48 inch
  • Maximum: 77 inch
Replaced Dragon
Manufacturer S&S Sansei Technologies
Product 4D Free Spin
Type Steel - 4th Dimension
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Vertical chain lift hill
Height 112 feet
Top speed 34 mph
Length 770 feet

Dragon Slayer is a steel 4th dimension roller coaster at Adventureland in Altoona, Iowa, USA. It opened in 2021 as a replacement to Dragon, the park's Hopkins looping coaster that closed in 2019 and is a 4D Free Spin manufactured by S&S Sansei Technologies.


On May 17, 2020, Adventureland posted a cryptic teaser onto their Instagram page that sparked rumors of a replacement for Dragon. These rumors were backed up by the removal of Dragon that was very clearly taking place.[1]

On May 20, 2020, the park confirmed the ride's name to be Dragon Slayer.

In June 2020, track and supports began arriving on site, and on June 24, 2020, Adventureland officially confirmed that the ride would be an S&S Sansei Technologies 4D Free Spin.[2] Track installation was completed in November.[3]

Dragon Slayer began testing in March 2021.[4] The ride was planned to open in June.[5] Eventually, this was pushed forward to May 29.[6]



Single car trains. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per car.



  1. "Looks Like Adventureland's Dragon Coaster has been Vanquished by 2021 New Ride". NewsPlusNotes.
  2. "Adventureland Iowa Makes 2021's Dragon Slayer Official". NewsPlusNotes.
  3. "Adventureland has Completed Dragon Slayer's Layout". NewsPlusNotes. November 15, 2020. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  4. "First Test Runs for Adventureland's "Dragon Slayer" 4D Coaster".
  5. "WATCH: First Test Run for Adventureland's 'Dragon Slayer' 4D Roller Coaster".
  6. "Opening date for 'Dragon Slayer' announced at Adventureland".

External links

Articles on Adventureland