Wednesday, September 5, 2001 7:45 PM
Can somebody tell me where i can find some information on this coaster. I am not familiar with it and would like to know why it is closed and why everybody likes it so much.
Wednesday, September 5, 2001 7:52 PM
Well as I am sure this topic will get clsed you can search on yahoo and stuff for drachen fire and it will lead you to various save drachenfire webpages. no one really knows why it closed it's argued that is was because of everythign from an eagle's nest on top of one of the inversions to low ridership. all people know is that it ceased operating one day in july 98 and and hasent opened since. and drachenfire is something of a unique coaster. people sometimes referd to it as a steel free form. it's a pretty wicked design. who's origins are also debated as well. it's got quite a lot of history for a 9 year old steel coaster.
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*** This post was edited by Tolian on 9/5/2001. ***
Wednesday, September 5, 2001 7:55 PM
Thanks. It is appreicated
front car on mf. hope you have the chance to do it.
Wednesday, September 5, 2001 7:57 PM
Well, there have been numerous topics over time on this coaster.......do a search for it to find articles. I personally loved it, and only know that it was closed because of roughness. Maintenance is supposedly being kept up though, and there is talk of it opening soon. For a good amount of info and photos go here: http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail112.htm
Photo 3 shows the train navigating the corkscrew that was removed in 94. Now it's just a straightaway into the cutback (Photo 4).
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 11:27 AM
"It's got quite a lot of history for a 9 year old steel coaster."
Excelent way to put it.
I always wondered, why'd they remove the corkscrew? I've heard that it was because of the high G's put on the riders while traversing it, but I've never gotten a "confirmed" answer. Anyone know?
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 12:30 PM
Go here for all you need to know.
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 1:55 PM
There are also a number of petitions around the internet that are asking for DF to be reopened. Educated arguments are always welcome on any one of those petitions, or you can write a letter to BGW telling them how you feel.
BTW, Tolian, that signature quote is totally DMB and you are now my favorite Buzzer!!
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 2:01 PM
A petition? This one is about the dollar.
There are other current Drachen Fire threads, so I'm closing this one.
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