'Dragon Challenge' To Close For New Harry Potter Thrill Ride - NBC New York

'Dragon Challenge' To Close For New Harry Potter Thrill Ride

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    Universal's Dragon Challenge is closing while a new "highly-themed" thrill ride is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, according to the Universal Orlando Resort.

    (Published Monday, July 24, 2017)

    A new "highly-themed" thrill ride is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, according to the Universal Orlando Resort.

    To make way for the new attraction, the "Dragon Challenge" ride formerly known as "Dueling Dragons" will be permanently closed Sept. 5, according to an official blog post. The roller coaster’s last day of operation will be Sept. 4.

    In a cryptic post about the new attraction, Universal Orlando said the new ride will combine a “new level of storytelling” with an “action-packed 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,” the post read. “It’ll be unlike anything we’ve ever done before, and it will be fun for the entire family.”

    The Universal Creative team will collaborate with Warner Bros. and the production design team from the Harry Potter movies to create the new attraction.