Yes, its rough.
We rode it twice, on the second time, my 8 year old daughter came off
of it and was dizzy. The ride op was watching and asking to make sure
she was ok.
You see a new trend in coasters away from the cork screw. It may seem
like a cool ride element, but it leads to alot of head bashing and it's
not that fun when you go thru it. The first part of the ride is cool,
the big hills, the cobra roll, but then the ending is bad.
Drachen Fire suffers from the same fate as Steal Phantom of Kennywood.
The beginning is cool, but then the loops at the end doom the ride,
it's too rough. They would have to do the same thing to Drachen Fire
as they're doing to Revenge of Steal Phantom.
Take out the loops at the end, and put in a different restraint
system. Seems like BGW doesn't want to spend the money to do this.
Talk to you later.
> >The price is down to 4 million http://www.italintl.com/usdride.htm yo
> >will see it under roller coasters. We are trying to get
> >www.savedrachenfire.com registered. Hopefully everything goes our
> Come to think of it, Cedar Point could keep its claim of most
> full-circuit coasters by simply purchasing that ride. :-) Although God
> knows I don't know where they'd put it, but they would have a much
> needed custom multi-looper (besides Corkscrew of course.)
> Actually I've not ridden DF (BGTOC didn't have it open the day I
> visited), but I've heard its rough. Exactly how rough? Rough as in
> square wheel syndrome, or rough as in constant headbanging? If its
> just headbanging, all they need to do is replace the horsecollars with
> lap bars (might require some new custom trains, but they can't be too
> expensive, can they?) although I have a feeling Busch won't go for it.
> Its a pity, it looks like a good ride, pity to see it rust away
> because a few beancounters won't make a simple adjustment.
> BTW: Is Drachen Fire the only Arrow multilooper without a 360 veritcal
> loop? (not counting the off-the-shelf corkscrews)
> Chrs "Dr. Smoky"
> (who knows that CP wouldn't purchase DF, although it would be nice to
> see the ride stay somewhere in the USA. And yes I do know that CP can
> keep its full circuit ride claim without a purchase, although the ride
> would definately bring a nice ROI)
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