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Intamin’s record-breaking (Dragekongen) Dragon King coaster turns up the heat at Djurs Sommerland

Intamin's record-breaking (Dragekongen) Dragon King coaster turns up the heat at Djurs Sommerland

Record-breaking ride creator, Intamin, has done it again with DrageKongen (Dragon King) at Djurs Sommerland in Denmark.

Intamin's record-breaking (Dragekongen) Dragon King coaster turns up the heat at Djurs SommerlandEurope’s longest and fastest suspended family coaster has been designed to fire up thrill seekers young and old.

DrageKongen has made its den in Djurs Sommerland’s newly-opened Asian themed area. Riders beware – the dragon has just awoken from a 1,000-year sleep and is preparing to hold them in its iron grip.

Riders board one of the 2 suspended trains, each seating up to 14 people. With a jolt, the launch propels riders through the firebolt temple before ascending to a height of 30 metres. With hearts pumping and adrenaline surging, they dive down at a hair-raising 85 km/h, legs dangling freely in the air.

The 825 meter long track hurtles through the dragon’s subterranean lair and is bristling with razor-sharp bends, mystery and thrilling weightlessness.

DrageKongen joins Intamin’s Juvelen and Piraten rides, both record-breakers in their own right. Juvelen is a ‘family launch coaster’ which opened in 2013. It is Denmark’s longest coaster at 1km. Piraten is a ‘mega lite coaster’ and has been voted one of the world’s greatest coasters. Opened in 2008, it is Denmark’s biggest and fastest coaster with a top speed of 90km/h.

Intamin has been creating world-beating rides since 1967. The company’s enviable portfolio encompasses everything from water rides to observation wheels to immersive rides and coasters.

DrageKongen facts:

  • Number of trains – 2
  • Capacity per vehicle – 14 passengers
  • Number of vehicles per train – 7
  • Capacity – approx. 710 passengers/hour
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