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New Harry Potter Coaster Confirmed for 2019 (Dragon's Challenge Closing Sept 4th)

Disneyhead'71

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So, just to throw it out there, how do you feel this attraction will compare with the Guardians of the Galaxy ride under construction at Epcot. A recent article noted, The attraction is on track to become one of the world’s longest enclosed coasters.
In my opinion the Potter coaster will be a considerably better attraction. I think the GotG will but a lot of fun, but I'm not expecting anything really impressive. Sort of like a modern RnR. Cool preshow, fun coaster.
 

MickeyMario

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The new Potter coaster will be leagues ahead of Slinky by just about every metric. Think Grizzly Mtn./Everest scale. Only more thrilling. And more AAs.
Will it have a structure (either natural like Grizzly and Everest or man-made like Hogwarts) "representing" the ride? Or will the coaster be mostly through a forest?
 

raven

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So, just to throw it out there, how do you feel this attraction will compare with the Guardians of the Galaxy ride under construction at Epcot. A recent article noted, The attraction is on track to become one of the world’s longest enclosed coasters.
Considering construction for the new Harry Potter coaster started much later than construction for Galaxy, Potter construction is already months ahead of Galaxy (supports & track wise).

The new Potter ride is not going to be for everyone. Then again they aren’t really worried about making it family oriented either so they are pulling out all the stops to add thrills.
 
In my opinion the Potter coaster will be a considerably better attraction. I think the GotG will but a lot of fun, but I'm not expecting anything really impressive. Sort of like a modern RnR. Cool preshow, fun coaster.
Do have any additional information on either of these coasters, to form your opinion. I honestly don't and am not sure how you could
determine how one will be "considerably better". I may be missing information, but last I heard it wasn't even determined what the
ride vehicles would be. (I know there are rumors) Look at the construction sites, even though Disney says GotG will be one of the largest
indoor coasters, Harry Potter's footprint appears to be larger.
 

21stamps

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Considering construction for the new Harry Potter coaster started much later than construction for Galaxy, Potter construction is already months ahead of Galaxy (supports & track wise).

The new Potter ride is not going to be for everyone. Then again they aren’t really worried about making it family oriented either so they are pulling out all the stops to add thrills.
I’ll say this again-

I hope you’re correct.
 
So based on the rumors and what we can see of the track layout, can we expect this to be something like Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

I really hope the new Potter ride is better than this. Verbolten looks like it would be a fun ride, but hardly the immersive
experience, I am hoping the new Potter ride will provide.
 

BrianLo

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The new Potter ride is not going to be for everyone. Then again they aren’t really worried about making it family oriented either so they are pulling out all the stops to add thrills.
I thought they specifically referred to this as a family thrill attraction when it was announced. I think the thrill expectation is starting to run a little too high. This is not Everest.
 
I thought they specifically referred to this as a family thrill attraction when it was announced. I think the thrill expectation is starting to run a little too high. This is not Everest.
I would consider Everest a great family thrill ride that borders on becoming a thrill ride. If the Hagrid ride is on par with that for setting/thrill/at one point functioning AA, then I would be happy with the ride. Especially if it will have some of the launch/drop/backward sections that have been mentioned, then it could be really unique addition to IOA.
 
I really hope the new Potter ride is better than this. Verbolten looks like it would be a fun ride, but hardly the immersive
experience, I am hoping the new Potter ride will provide.
I've ridden Verbolten. It is fine. Not great but fine. Busch Gardens has a lot better coasters. I'm expecting a better coaster and much more immersive experience from Universal.
 
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