Adventureland completes track on Dragon Slayer roller coaster

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 11:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Adventureland Park officials said the track for the park’s newest roller coaster is complete before the Iowa winter sets in. The Dragon Slayer is an S&S 4D free-spin coaster. It’s a steel coaster with side-mounted seats that freely rotate.

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Monday, November 16, 2020 6:06 PM

One of the oddest things I’ve seen in a while is the loops from Dragon that got left behind. No demo. Someone said they’re for decor, themeing, atmosphere, however you want to say.
This park is really something. I havent been in several years now, so maybe with some of these additions it’s better.
Removing Dragon is also a step in the right direction...

Monday, November 16, 2020 7:26 PM

I have heard bad things about Dragon. It's like Anaconda's nasty cousin.

Monday, November 16, 2020 7:41 PM

Replacing Dragon, however bad it may have been, with a Free Spin strikes me as one step forward, one step back.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:26 PM
Tommytheduck's avatar

While I cannot stand these, (at least the only one I've ridden) I can see how this will be a hit for the park. A totally unique experience in the middle of Iowa (read: far away from a Six Flags) with cool touches such as the remains of the old coaster.

I for one have been wanting to visit this park for a very long time.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:32 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

I have had mixed rides on the S&S Free Spins (I think I've ridden 4 at this point). Some times they're crazy wild, sometimes they're totally boring. I think they are a pretty solid addition to any mid-sized or smaller park and I think it will be a pretty big hit at Adventureland.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:40 PM

The Dragon was a category one turd.

S&S Free Spins are category one turds.

There are many good reasons to visit Adventureland. The new coaster is not one of them.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:43 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

And who made you the authority on this?

*Why yes, that was a joke!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:50 PM

If you want to stand in line waiting for a Free Spin, have at it. I figure anyone who does that isn't clogging up the queue for better rides elsewhere in the park :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:12 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Are turds like hurricanes where category 1 actually isn’t that bad?

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."


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