BREAKING NEWS! Universal have revealed that an exciting new roller coaster will be opening at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! The brand new attraction will be located in the Hogsmeade area of Universal’s Islands of Adventure park and is being described as “a new generation of thrill ride”.
Universal have only revealed a few details so far, but the new attraction already sounds amazing! The coaster will take you on a journey into J K Rowling’s magical wizarding world, where anything is possible. You’ll encounter some of your favourite characters, as well as some mysterious creatures along the way.
The new ride is set to be one of the most “highly-themed coaster experiences” Universal have ever created. Warner Bros and the production team behind the Harry Potter movies, will be working closely with Universal’s award-winning creative team to bring this new attraction to life. It will “combine a new level of storytelling with an action-packed adventure” and we can’t wait to see it!
The thrill ride will be suitable for the whole family, suggesting there’s nothing too scary, although Universal have warned fans to expect plenty of surprises along the way. There is currently no name or theme for the new attraction, but we have a few ideas of our own. We think the ride could be inspired by the popular Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie. The fact that Universal have revealed that riders will be able to encounter magical creatures on this new adventure, give us a clue that it could be something to do with Fantastic Beasts. How about a race around 1920s New York City in search of magical creatures? For now, we’ll have to wait and see!
The new attraction is expected to open in 2019, and the Dragon Challenge coaster will be closing to make way for it. We’ll be sad to say goodbye to the popular coaster, but we can’t wait to give the new ride a try. If you’re visiting Orlando before 5th September, make sure you ride Dragon Challenge one last time, before it officially closes.
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