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

Jon81uk

Well-Known Member
Height requirement is a surprisingly high 48”. I thought this was supposed to be more family friendly than the rest of the Wizarding World?


For a rollercoaster, 48" is pretty family friendly. Most theme parks in the UK have coasters that have 1.2m (48") restrictions that generally don't invert and 1.4m (55") restrictions for coasters than are more intense and usually invert.
An average 9 year old is about 48" so this seems about right.
 

MisterPenguin

🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧Fully Pfizered!🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧
Premium Member
For a rollercoaster, 48" is pretty family friendly. Most theme parks in the UK have coasters that have 1.2m (48") restrictions that generally don't invert and 1.4m (55") restrictions for coasters than are more intense and usually invert.
An average 9 year old is about 48" so this seems about right.

Warning: incoming pedantry...

Half of 7 year olds are 48". Almost all 8 year olds reach that height.

357632
 

TJ Vazquez

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
Warning: incoming pedantry...

Half of 7 year olds are 48". Almost all 8 year olds reach that height.

View attachment 357632
This brings out another point that should be made, height restriction doesn't always equate to how thrilling an attraction will be. Primeval and RnRC are two VERY different thrill factors and very different experiences but have the same height requirement.
 

BubbaQuest

Well-Known Member
This brings out another point that should be made, height restriction doesn't always equate to how thrilling an attraction will be. Primeval and RnRC are two VERY different thrill factors and very different experiences but have the same height requirement.

Yep! I'm concerned Uni is only using a "it goes 50mph" story to indicate it's going to be intense. Space Mountain only reaches 28mph but I think it's a more intense experience than many faster roller coasters. I understand this coaster needs to be family friendly, but I was hoping for something more like a Mummy/Dragon Challenge hybrid and less California Screamin (fun, but kinda mellow in large coaster terms).

I have a feeling the new Jurassic coaster is the ride I'm waiting for, and I need to change my "coaster" expectations for this family launch ride.
 

OG Runner

Well-Known Member
Great hall dining experience/extension of the castle rock work.

I don't know, though it is a small coaster, it will definitely still have a use. Some little ones may not be up to the
new coaster going 50mph. I would think they would keep it for the same reason the Magic Kingdom still has the
roller coaster previously known as the Barnstormer.
 

Ripken10

Well-Known Member
I don't know, though it is a small coaster, it will definitely still have a use. Some little ones may not be up to the
new coaster going 50mph. I would think they would keep it for the same reason the Magic Kingdom still has the
roller coaster previously known as the Barnstormer.
previously known?
 

BrianLo

Well-Known Member
I don't know, though it is a small coaster, it will definitely still have a use. Some little ones may not be up to the
new coaster going 50mph. I would think they would keep it for the same reason the Magic Kingdom still has the
roller coaster previously known as the Barnstormer.

That’s exactly the original point I was making. The height requirement is such on the other potter attractions that they really need to keep flying Unicorn in perpetuity. I didn’t think Hagrid’s would be 48”.
 

Register on WDWMAGIC. This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.

Top Bottom