Islands Of Adventure Dragon Challenge Roller Coaster Closing For New Harry Potter Ride

July 27, 2017

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to grow at Universal Orlando Resort as the theme park announced that a new Harry Potter themed roller coaster will come to Hogsmeade at Universal's Islands of Adventure in 2019. The announcement says the new attraction will be one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences ever created that combines a new level of storytelling with an action-packed adventure and where you will encounter some of your favorite characters and creatures. Rumor is it will be an indoor/outdoor dark ride concept using approaches made popular by other rides such as The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. But the new ride comes at a cost as it will be constructed at the current site of the two intertwining Dragon Challenge, formerly the Dueling Dragons roller coaster.  The Dueling Dragons is one of the original rides at Islands of Adventure when it opened in 1999 and was re-branded to fit the Harry Potter experience. The last day to ride the Dragon Challenge roller coaster will be Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

SOURCE: Universal Orlando Resort Close Up

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