Dragon is a steel
roller coaster located at Adventureland in Altoona,
Iowa, near Des Moines.
The Dragon made its debut on May 12, 1991, during Adventureland's
sixteenth full season. It cost an estimated $2.1 million dollars to
build The Dragon. It is still Adventureland's only coaster which
loops completely upside down.
The train traverses a few bunny hops and a 90-degree right turn as
it coasts from the station to the lift. Cresting the lift, it makes
a small dip, a roughly 90-degree turn to the right, and drop down
and into the two back-to-back loops. Following the loops is a right
turn into a figure eight segment and then some curves back to the