Monday, May 18, 2020

Looks Like Adventureland's Dragon Coaster has been Vanquished by 2021 New Ride

© Adventureland
Adventureland has started to tease a new attraction coming to the park for 2021, and it looks to be at the cost of one of the park's current roller coasters.  The park posted the above image on Facebook with no further clues other than text stating "Coming in 2021..."

The image is of a knight slaying a dragon, and Adventureland is home to a steel looping roller coaster named The Dragon, probably not a coincidence there.

Much more importantly, there are photos floating around the internet of the coaster being taken apart.  There is one on Reddit, if you zoom in you can just see that track pieces are piled on the ground.  So with that happening and the above image, it is pretty clear that the park is replacing The Dragon with some sort of new attraction in 2021.

© Google Maps
The Dragon opened at Adventureland in 1990, manufactured by Hopkins.  Hopkins didn't make too many coasters in the U.S., and they're not really known for having aged well.  The ride featured a 90 foot lift and a drop into a pair of vertical loops, followed by several helices.  The ride's station (as seen above) is located on an island with two parts of the ride traveling over water.

With no real lead on what could be replacing the Dragon, we do know that there is a lot of real estate available for the park to play with, encouraging for sure.  Stay tuned!