Dragon Challenge

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Universal

You'll need the courage of a Triwizard Tournament® champion as you mount one of two dragons - an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail - that twist, loop and nearly collide in an intertwining roller coaster chase across the sky. Dragon Challenge® is actually two high-speed roller coasters - each "dragon" is a completely different ride.

Marvel at the blazing Goblet of Fire® and the shining Triwizard Cup as you take on the Dragon Challenge®. Choose your dragon: an aggressive Chinese Fireball or a ferocious Hungarian Horntail. Then climb aboard and hold on tight as the two dragons twist, loop and nearly collide with each other in an intertwining roller coaster chase across the sky. Dragon Challenge is actually two high-speed roller coasters - each "dragon" is a completely different ride.

 
Universal Express Plus

Rating - 4 Star

Location - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Tips & Fun Facts

During the aerial "combat" between the dragons, there are three times that guests will come within 18 inches of their opponent. Each dragons 2-minute and 25-seconds flight includes several inversions, including a zero-g roll, a Cobra roll, two corkscrews, and two vertical loops.

Restrictions - 54" or 1.37 meters minimum height

Duration - 4 minutes 0 seconds

Suitability - Outdoor, Thrill Rides

Ages -  12 yrs & up


Reviews Dragon Challenge Reviews
Undercover Tourist - Editorial

Incredible. Ice is better than Fire.

Peter Hughes

My family and I go to Orlando twice a year. We all love the duelling dragons. As soon as we get off we run around to the stairs half way down the exit walkway so we can join the line for another go. but we get there quicker.

Kellie

My name is Kellie I am 17 and I am from Mississpi. I flew to Orlando to visit with my Dad and my stepmom on my summer vaction in July of 2004. They took me to Islands of Adventure. All three of us are rollercoaster maniacs. We never turn down any roller coaster. So we had to get on the Dueling Dragons. I will have to admit that is the best roller coaster I have been on. The thrill I got when the coasters had their close misses is undescribable. I give a rating of 10+. Although when they are not running at the same time it makes a difference and there in not as big of a thrill.

Catherine Caster

A Brilliant Ride, although when we went on Fire. Something had happened to ice and the thrill was not quite so good, well worth waiting for.

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