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Dragon Challenge (Fireball)

Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Dragon Challenge is a roller coaster attraction inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Island of Adventure. One of the most incredible steel coasters ever built, this is the first ever, inverted, dual-tracked, dueling roller coaster. Each track is named after a different dragon – Chinese Fireball and Hungarian Horntail. During the two-minute ride, the trains duel each other at times passing within only 18 inches of each other. Originally called Dueling Dragons, the attraction was renamed for the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1999 Steel Dueling Inverted Multielement Bolliger & Mabillard

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 115 feet Height: 125 feet
Inversions: 5 Length: 3,200 feet
Trains: 6 - 32 passenger Ride Time: 2 minutes, 25 seconds
Top Speed: 60 mph

Dragon Challenge (Fireball) Facts

** Stats above are for the Fireball track

May 2010 – Dueling Dragons renamed Dragon Challenge.

Chinese Fireball: Two Immelmanns, Vertical Loop, Two Corkscrews
Hungarian Horntail: Zero G-Roll, Cobra Roll, Vertical Loop, Corkscrew

Each side designed to operate with three trains.

Train has eight cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit Universal's Islands of Adventure to ride this attraction.

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