Drachen Fire

Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Virginia, USA)

Removed, Operated from 4/4/1992 to 7/1998

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Extreme

Make: Arrow Dynamics
Model: All Models / Custom Looping Coaster

Statistics

Length:3,550 ft
Height:150 ft
Drop:145 ft
Inversions:5
Speed:60 mph
Elements:120 ft tall Wraparound Corkscrew
Cobra Roll
Cutback
Corkscrew

Details

Former status:SBNO from 7/1999 to 2002
Operated from 4/4/1992 to 7/1998
Cost:$4,000,000 USD
Designer:Ron Toomer
Trains:3 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
History:Originally built with 6 inversions.  A "diving corkscrew" which immediately followed the block brake was removed after the 1994 season.

The Drachen Fire was shutdown in July 1998.  Initial plans were to modify the roller coaster.  It was then decided to sell the roller coaster.  No buyer was found and the Drachen Fire was taken down so the steel can be recycled starting in the fall of 2001 completely removed by March of 2002.

Drachen Fire - Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Virginia, USA)

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Drachen Fire - Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Virginia, USA)