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A new ride is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The new ride will launch in Hogsmeade in 2019

Chloe Best

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios is set to get even better thanks to the addition of a new ride that is promised to be the most "highly-themed coaster experience" yet. The news was announced on the theme park's official blog on Monday, along with further details on what Harry Potter fans can expect from the new ride.

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The new rollercoaster will replace the existing Dragon's Challenge ride in the Hogsmeade area at Universal's Islands of Adventure Park. The existing ride will close on 4 September to make way for its replacement, with work starting soon after.

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The Dragon's Challenge ride is set to be replaced

While the name and plans for the new ride have yet to be revealed, a post on Universal Studios' blog said it will "combine a new level of storytelling with an action-packed adventure… and a few surprises along the way". They have also said that the ride will transport Harry Potter fans into "even more exciting adventures within the wizarding world".

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The ride is the latest update to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction, which has welcomed millions of visitors since it initially launched in 2010. One of the most recent additions to the park is a stunning night-time show which takes place in front of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The incredible spectacle showcases the school's four houses and their colours – Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Slytherin – in a dazzling light show. Accio plane tickets!

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A night-time show recently launched at the park

The show officially opened on 23 June and is accompanied by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams' original score for the film series, which was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.

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