Dragon Mountain

Sunday, September 30, 2001 1:19 PM
Could anyone give me so idea of the layout and what kind of ride Dragon Mountain @ Marineland is?

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Sunday, September 30, 2001 1:26 PM
Dragon Mountain is an Arrow looper.  It's very long and spread out.

Basically, you go up the lift along the side of a mountain, around a turn, drop, 2 loops, turn, brakes, turn, helix, long dark tunnel, come out along a long, drawn out bend, brakes, helix, loooooooong dark tunnel, exit directly into a Bowtie (2 inverisons), turn, final brakes.

Supposedly, it's kept in great condition and is still very smooth.  I've head nothing but great reviews of this ride.

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Sunday, September 30, 2001 1:39 PM
Dragon mountain is an extremely long arrow looper and when it debuted it was considered to be the longest steel coasterin the world. I believe the length is around 5,300 ft. The lift hill is extremely large and takes a good minute for the train to scale it. The ride uses the landscape well since it is built atop of an large mountain, I guess thats why it is called Dragon Mountain!! (sorry about that) the long tunnels are not very thrilling and neither is the helix but the bowtie inversion is quite a surprise and good element to end the ride on. i have heard that the trains were designed by Huss but i believe that rumor to be false. Any ways, Dragon mountain is a very good arrow looper probably the best I have been on but in my opinion that doesn't say much. It was alot smoother than the average Arrow ride. I rode it about 5 years ago, so i cannot comment on the condition of it now because the ride's smoothness probably had deteriorated over the past five years. I have to say that Marine land is a strange park and whenI went was mostly vacant land.
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 1:44 PM
I just rode it for the first time in August........it shuffles like your typical antique Arrow, but has some pretty intense moments. Watch out for those tunnels......I don't know HOW they got that track in there! And the trains are perhaps the neatest artistically I have seen on an Arrow. Hope it's the first park of the day for you....LOTS of walking.
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 1:49 PM
How fast does it go and how big is the drop? This site says it goes about 36 mph but that can't be right.

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Sunday, September 30, 2001 1:59 PM

MovieCoast said:
How fast does it go and how big is the drop? This site says it goes about 36 mph but that can't be right.
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Speed: 50 MPH
Hieght: 186'
Duration(m/ss) 3:12
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 2:00 PM
oh yeah 5,500 feet long
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 5:15 PM
Dragon Mountain was built when Arrow was Arrow-Huss, a short lived union of the two companies. For all intent and purposes it is an Arrow, but all the builders plates say Arrow-Huss. It was part of a package deal of rides sold to Marineland . You probably noticed that most of the flat rides are Huss. There were some really grandiose special effects planned for this coaster that have yet to materialize,i.e. the working volcano, replica of Niagara Falls,and a couple other that I can't recall at the moment.
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 6:54 PM
Buy the World's Greatest Coasters Video and you can see the whole layout for yourself from inside the train.

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