Dragon Coaster (Playland)
The Dragon Coaster, Playland Amusement Park's iconic attraction, in Rye, New York, is a wooden roller coaster that was opened in 1929. It was designed and built by legendary amusement ride creator Fred Church, who also was the co-inventor of the Racing Derby, another famous early 20th century amusement park ride. The Dragon Coaster has approximately 3400 feet of track and is, at its highest, approximately 80 feet tall. It has a tunnel along its span, a common feature of wooden roller coasters from the 1920s, that resembles the body of a Dragon and the opening of the tunnel resembling the mouth of a Dragon. It has also been featured in the film Fatal Attraction, Mariah Carey's music video Fantasy, and Big, starring Tom Hanks. The Dragon Coaster is still in operation to this day.
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... The coaster along with other rides in Playlandare under the protection of a National Historic Landmark status ... the wall of the loading station lists the ride as one of the original attractions at Playland ... The ride is still being manually braked, a feat few coasterscan claim today ...
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