New thrill ride coming to Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter
UPI News Service, 07/25/2017
Universal Studios Orlando Resort has announced that a new Harry Potter-themed thrill ride will be coming to their popular Wizard World of Harry Potter theme park in 2019.
The new attraction will be located inside the Hogsmeade section of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as part of Universal's Islands of Adventure.
"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," Universal Orlando noted on their blog before stating that the ride will be a coaster experience that is made in conjunction with Warner Bros. and the production team behind the Harry Potter film series.
The ride will be taking the place of the park's Dragon Challenge roller coaster which first debuted with the opening of Islands of Adventure in 1999 under the title Dueling Dragons.
Dragon Challenge will be permanently closing starting on Sept. 5 to begin construction on the new Harry Potter ride.
In April, Universal Orlando announced a new Harry Potter Christmas celebration will be added to the park that will include the addition of Christmas decorations and festivities to both Wizarding World locations -- Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure and the newer Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.
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