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Sea Dragon nets 7,300 first weekend riders

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Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt christens the Sea Dragon on Friday Aug. 30th.
Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt christens the Sea Dragon on Friday Aug. 30th.

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The Sea Dragon, the new swinging ship ride out at Bay Beach Amusement Park, had more than 7,300 riders during its grand opening over the Labor Day weekend. 

On average, there were nearly 230 riders an hour. 

Park assistant manager Jason Arnoldi says they are anticipating that seasonal ridership will be around 230,000 riders on the parks newest ride. 

The Zippin Pippin rollercoaster, which is in its third year of being open, is averaging around 400,000 riders a season.

The park is only open on the weekends through September.  

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