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Iron Dragon

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 7 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 46 inches

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Published: 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.

Evan Wozniak
It's a good ride and unique since there are not too many of these type of suspended roller coasters around much longer. I really enjoy the ending with the helixes over the lagoon and it's much better with the mists on. It's not the most intense, but in my opinion it doesn't bore me out. Rating: 7/10
AJ Hummel
I have been on all the suspended coasters in North America. I can definitively say that Iron Dragon is the least impressive of the bunch. The ride is worth doing because it is a dying breed, but it's just a fairly short and relatively dull ride.
James Rao
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Iron Dragon is a suspended coaster like the Bat at Kings Island. Unlike the Bat, however, Iron Dragon is a slow, meandering ride that provides some nice scenery but almost not thrills at all. It does make for a good starter coaster, and the second half of the ride is a bit peppier, but we expected a bit more from the Roller Coast. 5-Average.
Emily  Kramer
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.
Lexi R
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)
Bradley Keith
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.
Jeff K
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.
ed shaheen
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
Shayne Nissen
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!!!
Edward Morgan
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.
Steven D
A fun ride, just dont expect big thrills on this one, had a ridiculous height req of 46 inces
Will Gibson
The ride was better than I expected but still not very good. My 6 year old brother loved it though. Intensity: 3.5/10
Bob Miller
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


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