Dutch Wonderland is excited to announce its first suspended family roller coaster, Merlin’s Mayhem, scheduled to open during the summer of 2017. Merlin’s Mayhem will feature new thrills, twists and turns, as guests experience an enchanted journey with Dutch Wonderland’s friendly magician, Merlin.
Merlin brought the egg home and kept it safe and warm, until one day the egg began to hatch! Out popped a bright green dragon! Merlin immediately became best friends with this dragon, but he couldn’t think of a name that fit him. Over the next few weeks, the dragon was found playing with Merlin’s wand, misusing his fire-breathing skill, and causing all sorts of mischief. Because of all of these mishaps, Merlin knew just what to name him… Mayhem.
Mayhem was growing up to be a very friendly dragon, yet always seemed to get into trouble. Merlin taught his dragon many different tricks, fire breathing skills, and even how to fly. One day, Merlin was demonstrating a magic trick when Mayhem took off into the sky! Merlin tried to catch him, but he disappeared into the distance.
Merlin needs everyone’s help to find his best friend, Mayhem! Join Merlin on a magical journey through Dutch Wonderland on this high-flying coaster, Merlin’s Mayhem, to find our mischievous friend.
Guests are given a chance to soar through the sky with Merlin to find his beloved dragon. As soon as guests enter the queue, they are immersed in the story of how Merlin found Mayhem and the bond between a magician and a dragon. Merlin asks guests to join him on the quest to find Mayhem. With the wave of his wand, Merlin makes an enchanted flying machine appear for guests to board.
20 guests will sit in pairs on a suspended coaster, rising about 60 feet into the air at its tallest point. There will be two helix turns along with many twists and dips. Merlin will give clues and encouragement through on-board audio within the seats. Guests should keep an eye out for hidden clues throughout the ride. All riders must be at least 39 inches to ride the coaster manufactured by S&S – Sansei Technologies.
Will guests be able to find Mayhem and return him to Merlin, or will the dragon stay lost, causing his own mischief around Dutch Wonderland? Find out Summer 2017!
Where in the park will the ride be located?
Merlin’s Mayhem will be located in the center of the park. The station of the ride will be built in the area of the old Sunoco Turnpike station before it was relocated.
When will construction start and end?
Work on the site of Merlin’s Mayhem has already begun, and will continue until the ride opens in the summer of 2017.
What will you need to remove from the park to make room for Merlin's Mayhem?
The station of the ride will be built in the area of the old Sunoco Turnpike station before it was relocated; therefore, no rides will be removed.
What is the height requirement for this ride?
All passengers will have to be at least 39 inches to ride Merlin’s Mayhem.
How tall is this ride?
At its highest point, the coaster will reach 60 feet.