Universal Orlando Resort announced on Monday, July 24, 2017, that they are permanently closing their attraction called Dragon Challenge at Universal’s Islands of Adventure to make way for a new ride! Dragon Challenge will officially close on September 5 (last day of operation will be Monday, September 4). Will you be able to ride it one last time??
Get ready to enjoy a new generation of thrill ride that is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in 2019!
Here are more details from Universal Orlando Resort (read more here):
- 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.
Sounds great! Can’t wait to check it out! 🙂
P.S. See more information on the new Christmas experiences coming to Universal Orlando Resort this year!