New ride on the way for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

Exterior shot of the Hogsmeade village attraction at night, taken at Universal Studios in Orlando
Entrance to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando Resort. Photo Credit: Universal Orlando Resort.

A new ride is coming soon to Universal Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter replacing the Dragon Challenge attraction.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort will have a brand-new addition in 2019.

A new attraction will be added to the Hogsmeade section of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and is set to be one of the ‘most highly-themed coaster experiences’ the theme park destination has ever introduced.

The ride will replace Hogsmeade’s Dragon Challenge, a double-rollercoaster experience. The rollercoaster’s final day of operation will be 4 September this year, so ride it while you can.

The Dragon Challenge’s successor is being described as a ‘new generation of thrill ride’ and will feature ‘a new level of storytelling’ during the experience. The ride will also feature wizarding world characters and creatures, and ‘a few surprises along the way’. Intriguing.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios back in 2010, with fully-immersive locations recreated from the Harry Potter series. Two more The Wizarding World of Harry Potter lands have since opened in Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood.

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