Dragon Challenge

Universal Studios Islands of Adventure (Orlando, Florida, USA)

Operating since 5/28/1999

Roller Coaster · Steel · Inverted · Extreme

Make: Bolliger & Mabillard
Model: Inverted Coaster / Custom

Statistics

Track:Chinese FireballHungarian Horntail
Length:3,200 ft3,200 ft
Height:125 ft125 ft
Drop:115 ft95 ft
Inversions:55
Speed:60 mph55 mph
Duration:2:252:25
Elements:Immelmann
Immelmann
Loop
Corkscrew
Corkscrew
Zero-G Roll
Cobra Roll
Loop
Corkscrew

Details

Former names:Dueling Dragons (1999 to 2010)
Designer:Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Trains:8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.
Facts:The Chinese Fireball Hungarian Horntail tracks share the same lift hill, but are different layouts.  Three near collision points with only one foot of clearance.  The trains with riders are weighed to improve the timing of the collision points.
Etymology:The tracks were named Fire Dragon and Ice Dragon before the Harry Potter theme.

Dragon Challenge - Universal Studios Islands of Adventure (Orlando, Florida, USA)

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Dragon Challenge - Universal Studios Islands of Adventure (Orlando, Florida, USA)