Our ride along series returns to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Dragon Challenge is two separate but intertwined roller coasters at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Chinese Fireball dragon races along the red track. The Hungarian Horntail darts along the blue track. Here’s a view of Hogwarts Castle that we’ve never been able to share before.
At the top of the lift hill is a skyline of the Universal Studios park. Along the horizon at left are the Men in Black ride, and a crane rising above the former Jaws ride site. The Mummy roller coaster is inside the tall building left of center, and the New York City skyline facades are top-center. In between the dips of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster is the crane at the former Soundstage 44 site.
Work on another unannounced project is also in progress here. This site is behind the Hogsmead train station. Rumors say the Jaws ride site in the Universal Studios theme park will be a Harry Potter-themed London section, and park-hoppers will be able to ride the Hogwarts Express train between Hogsmead and London.
Now it’s time to ride-along in video. First on the Hungarian Horntail, then on the Chinese Fireball. Have fun!