New “Harry Potter” roller coaster announced for Universal Orlando, replacing Dragon Challenge

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Dragon Challenge at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter is officially closing to make way to a new themed thrill ride.

The new coaster is one of the most heavily-themed coaster experiences ever created by Universal Studios, promising to bring guests deeper into the world of Harry Potter where they’ll encounter favorite characters and creatures. The coaster will combine a new level of storytelling with action-packed adventure.

There’s no name or other details for the new ride yet, but it’s scheduled to open in 2019.

Dragon Challenge will close on September 5, with the last day of operation September 4. It has been open since 1999 and underwent refurbishment in 2010.

 

While we wait for more updates, you can take a look at our video of the Dragon Challenge queue in 2010, after it was transformed from the previous “Dueling Dragons” version.

WATCH – DRAGON CHALLENGE QUEUE: