Thanks to a sneak peak tease on Pottermore today, we’re getting our first official piece of concept art for the new Harry Potter roller coaster being built at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The new ride will be opening in 2019.
The art shows a section of ruins that we can see is currently under construction, set in front of the iconic Hogwarts castle. Pieces of coaster track weave around and there are Cornish Pixies pictured in the art as well. Perhaps that is one of the creatures we will see on this new attraction? Learn more about the ride below and stay tuned for more news and updates as it happens.
The new roller coaster is being built on the former site of Dragon Challenge, in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade, inside of Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The ride is rumored to focus on Hagrid and the Care of Magical Creatures, and will feature several launched coaster elements, a backwards portion and a drop-track feature. Check out the official information below that was released today along with the new artwork:
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the theme park experience that opened at Universal Orlando in 2010, is soon to welcome a brand-new ride in the Hogsmeade section of the park.
Fancy a look? Of course you do!
Universal Orlando Resort Shares First Glimpse of New Coaster Experience Coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2019
The new coaster, which follows in the footsteps of the now-closed Dragon Challenge attraction, promises to immerse guests in an ‘all-new adventure’ in the ‘next instalment’ of the Wizarding World. Any guesses what it might be?
The ride is set to join other iconic Wizarding World attractions at Universal Orlando, such as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.
Stay tuned for more information on this mysterious new attraction, which will be unveiled in early 2019. Meet you in the queue?
Check out our previous construction updates to see the full track layout and more ride details. And watch the video below to get an idea of some of the coaster features and creatures we may meet along the way!
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