Iron Dragon (Cedar Point)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Iron Dragon
Iron Dragon in 2003
Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Coordinates 41°28′56″N 82°41′07″W / 41.482144°N 82.685216°W / 41.482144; -82.685216
Park section Millennium Midway
Status Operating since June 11, 1987
Cost $4,000,000 USD
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Designer / calculations Ron Toomer
Type Steel - Suspended
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 2000
Propulsion Two Chain lift hills
Height 76 feet
Drop 60 feet
Top speed 40 mph
Length 2,800 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:00

Iron Dragon is a steel suspended roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It was built in 1987 by Arrow Dynamics. The ride has cars that hang beneath the track allowing them to swing side to side, similar to Ninja at Six Flags Magic Mountain and The Bat at Kings Island.


Iron Dragon opened on June 11, 1987. It was one of the two roller coasters at Cedar Point with two lift hills, with the other one being Cedar Creek Mine Ride.

In 2016, virtual reality was tested on Iron Dragon.[1] Guests had to sign a waiver prior to riding. The VR headsets fully debuted on the attraction on June 9, 2017.[2]



Iron Dragon has a height of 76 feet, a drop of 60 feet and a maximum speed of 40 mph.[3]

Colour scheme

Red track and yellow supports. Used to have silver supports prior to the 2004 season.


3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.



  1. "Cedar Point Testing Virtual Reality on Iron Dragon Coaster". News Plus Notes. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2023-08-11.
  2. Clark, Tony (May 18, 2017). "Iron Dragon - Virtual Reality Roller Coasters". Cedar Point. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  3. "Iron Dragon - CP Rundown".

External links

Articles on Cedar Point