New Harry Potter Coaster experience to replace Dragon Challenge

Universal Orlando has announced that Dragon Challenge will be closing Sept. 5, 2017, to be replaced by a new
coaster experience in Hogsmeade in 2019.

According to the Universal Orlando Blog: “This all-new thrill ride will take you deeper into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where you will encounter some of your favorite characters and creatures. It’ll be unlike anything we’ve ever done before and it will be fun for the entire family. The new attraction will be one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences we’ve created. It will combine a new level of storytelling with an action-packed
adventure…and a few surprises along the way. Our award-winning Universal Creative team is once again collaborating with Warner Bros. and the production design team from the Harry Potter films to bring this new coaster experience to life. This ride is going to redefine the category and transport you to thrilling places,
drawing you into even more exciting adventures within the wizarding world. It’s going to be the perfect addition to Hogsmeade.”

They will be permanently closing Dragon Challenge on September 5. The last day of operation will be Monday, September 4 so get your last ride in now.

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Barry Short is the Digital Content Coordinator and co-host of the Thrillgeek Podcast. He joined Thrillgeek in 2016 and has had a love for Theme Parks and Pop Culture since he was a kid. You can follow him on Twitter @CultureNthrills