Get Your Phreak On

Dragon Challenge

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May 28, 2012

Location:Orlando, FL, United States
Theme Park:Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios Orlando
Year Built:1999
Coaster Type:Steel
Coaster Speed:55mph/60mph
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As you enter the ride through the stone archway and walk up the stone path that is filled with flags from Triwizard Tournament banners that winds along the edge of the Forbidden Forest, you pass by Hagrid’s magnificent home, and the Weasleys’ flying car plunked amid the trees near the entrance to the Triwizard tent. The interior takes you trough the Triwizard champions’ tent, with the Goblet of Fire prominently displayed in the center. Just beyond lies the Triwizard Cup.

Not to worry, because your excitement is just beginning, as you walk through the dark tunnels, but you will need the courage of a Triwaizard Tournament winner as you choose either the Hungarian Horntail or the Chinese Fireball. Each train holds 4 people in each row. Once you have been harnessed in, your wild ride begins being sent 125 feet high. Just as you crest the climb the train takes you on a 115 foot drop each train will invert five times, but Hungarian Horntail goes 55mph where the Chinese Fireball goes 60mph. Make sure you ride both sides as both dragons have completely different tracks fit to satisfy even the extremist of thrill seekers.

Height Restrictions: 54 inches

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