Marineland of Canada
Niagara Falls, Ontario
May 21, 2014
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Having 5,500 feet of track and designed for three train operation
Dragon Mountain has several block brakes to safely keep the trains apart.
The first is right before Dragon Mountain's "volcano".
For most of Dragon Mountain's existence there was no volcano. When
it was being built the plan was to have a huge volcano with themed effects
for Dragon Mountain to go through. The coaster was also supposed to
go under and through a quarter scale Niagara Falls.
Marineland has always been the type of business to pay cash instead of take
loans for additions. With the mountain being built, numerous tunnels
for the coaster added to it and the cost of the coaster itself the volcano
and miniature Niagara Falls were cut to keep within the rides budget.
For decades the "Volcano" was nothing more than a cone like structure of
metal supports for the rides helix.
In 2006 concrete was added to the supports to make the helix volcano
like for riders.