Swing out across Cedar Point's lagoon on an Iron Dragon
|Theme Park||Cedar Point|
|Park Area||Millennium Midway|
|Audience||Older Families and Thrillseekeers|
|Opened||11 June 1987|
|Max Speed||40 mph|
I'm a massive fan of Arrow Suspended coasters and have a real soft spot for them - probably since one of the first "real" big rollercoasters I rode was the original Vampire at Chessington World of Adventures in the UK.
Cedar Point's version is Iron Dragon, a 2800 foot long rollercoaster that has been at the park since 1987. Instead of sitting on top of the track, Iron Dragon's cars are suspended underneath and swing out as the ride navigates its swooping curves and hills.
Iron Dragon sits mostly out in a lagoon near the centre of the park which creates a stunning landscape and some scenic moments, especially when trains fly through the mist which sometimes hugs the water.
The ride is firmly in the family friendly category of coasters, yet is still heaps of fun. While not as intense as some of Cedar Point's other monster rollercoasters, it remains a classic ride.
Soaring over the lagoon
Flying high over Cedar Point
The suspended cars
Sitting on the brake run
In the station
Preparing to set off
Iron Dragon's track, with Valravn behind
The Iron Dragon station