Supports have been installed at the site of the all new Harry Potter roller coaster, also known as project 942, being built at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Not much is officially known about this new attraction, which is slated to to open some time in 2019. Rumors are that the ride will feature Hagrid and creatures from the Wizarding World, and that it will be set in familiar locations from the series like the Forbidden Forest.
Intamin is expected to be the ride manufacturer for the new coaster. With the exception of a few brief scenes inside small separate show buildings, much of the ride will take place outdoors. Several animatronic figures are expected for the ride, including some in the outdoor scenes. Currently, the land has been cleared, coaster footings and supports have been installed, and some of the exterior theming on the old Dragon Challenge queue building is being removed. Check out the quick photo update below for more details and stay tuned for more theme park news and updates coming soon!
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