Looks like the Dragon isn't the only ride leaving during this extended off season. The Splash Over is headed out for good as well.
The ride has never been very dependable. The park even did a major refurbishment not that long ago, but it doesn't look like that made much of a difference.
It will be interesting to see what they decide to put here (and when) as this is some prime real estate on the main ride midway in the park.