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Iron Dragon reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Iron Dragon, a roller coaster at Cedar Point. (The minimum height to ride is 46 inches.)

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Posted: January 25, 2012

One of the first suspended coasters in the world, it was built by Arrow Dynamics in 1987. This ride is fun, but at 40 mph, a bit on the slow side when compared with its peers. The final tangle of track at the end is pretty good.

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35 votes, so far

A great ride for people who like thrills, but not necessarily giant rides. The track was very cool, with fairly steep drops and a helix. The setting of the coaster is also very mysterious and exciting, especially at night. Also, the suspended cars swing from side to side as you ride, which makes the ride just a little bit scarier, but in a good way. Great for any age. - Emily Kramer

Iron dragon was a nice little family ride. I didn't expierence any head banging, the course was cool with two lift hills, and the elements actually allowed for the seats to swing more than other suspended coasters I have ridden. (7/10) - Lexi R

Good coaster for kids starting to ride, and that's it. Once Arrow suspended coasters are gone (and maybe all Arrow coasters) it'll seem like they deserved more of a chance, but until then they don't. Iron Dragon is one of those that doesn't have any highlights. Coasters like Millennium are excellent throughout, ones like Corkscrew are highlighted by the loop (not the Corkscrews), and ones like Iron Dragon don't have any parts that stand out. - Bradley Keith

Rode 8/29/2012 - This was actually my first coaster back in 1989!!! It is a nice warm up ride, and younger kids will enjoy it. I will always be a little nostalgic about it. - Jeff K

it fun to do it first thing in the morning but after riding any other ride in the park it seems boring i think of it as a getting ready for the big ones but kids will love it - ed shaheen

This is a great ride for kids who like to ride roller coasters but aren't tall enough yet to ride the big ones. The height requirement is a little ridiculous. But all in all this is a good family ride and will admit that being a a strict Cedar Point fanatic and having ridden the Millennium, Dragster, and Maverick a combined at least 25 times the Iron Dragon used to be my favorite roller coaster as a kid. I loved it so much that when me and my dad went he rode it even though he was terrified of heights and I didn't want to go on it alone. Next time we came and I asked him if he would ride it and he said NEVER AGAIN!!! - Shayne Nissen

1 ride's enough but still a fun kinda thrilling ride. Part 2 is the best. It is more fun if it is your first suspended roller coaster or smaller. Must do. 7/10. - Edward Morgan

A fun ride, just dont expect big thrills on this one, had a ridiculous height req of 46 inces - Steven D

The ride was better than I expected but still not very good. My 6 year old brother loved it though. Intensity: 3.5/10 - Will Gibson

A couple fun parts but kind of a boring ride. Gotta love the mist on a hot day and the short wait though. 7/10 - Bob Miller

One of the few "family" rides the park has to offer. It's a little slow, but it's pretty smooth and has a nice helix over the lagoon at the end, made even better when the mist is working properly. - Jamie Bennish

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