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Steel Dragon
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Waldameer Park
Coordinates 42°06′29″N 80°09′32″W / 42.108140°N 80.158852°W / 42.108140; -80.158852Coordinates: 42°06′29″N 80°09′32″W / 42.108140°N 80.158852°W / 42.108140; -80.158852
Status Operating
Opening date July 2, 2004
Cost $4 million
General statistics
Type Steel – Spinning
Manufacturer Maurer AG
Lift/launch system Chain
Height 51 ft (16 m)
Length 1,391 ft (424 m)
Speed 37.3 mph (60.0 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 1:24
Max vertical angle 50°
Height restriction 46 in (117 cm)
Steel Dragon at RCDB
Pictures of Steel Dragon at RCDB

Steel Dragon is a steel roller coaster that is located at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. This spinning roller coaster was manufactured by Maurer Söhne and opened in July 2004.

History

Steel Dragon opened to the General Public in 2004. It has been in continuous operation since opening.

Features

The ride is a steel Maurer AG. The car of 4 takes a right turn out of the station followed by a lift hill. The ride then completes the largest drop upon proceeding above the station. The ride then hits a 90-degree bank. The ride completes one more rectangular circuit upon finishing.

Trains

The Steel Dragon has 8 cars. The riders sit 2 in a row back to back in a car. 4 riders can fit in a car at once. Waldameer Park typically runs a 4-6 car operation.

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