Visitors to the Ollivanders wand shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will step into one of the most iconic scenes from the bestselling Harry Potter books and blockbuster feature films. With the assistance of a live actor, along with amazing special effects, guests of Ollivanders will get to experience the same type of magical moment Harry had in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” when a wand “chooses them.”
The Flight of the Hippogriff ride at Universals Island of Adventure in Orlando Florida is a family roller coaster found at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Pass by Hagrid’s hut and follow his instructions as you learn the proper way to approach a Hippogriff, which has the head of a giant eagle and the body of a horse.
Then it’s time to take a “training flight” aboard the Flight of the Hippogriff™, an enchanting family coaster woven from wicker and decorated with fluttering leaves representing feathers. Bow as you approach the ‘real’ Hippogriff, and then you’re spiraling and diving around the pumpkin patch, and swooping past Hagrid’s hut.
Height to ride – 36″
Top Speed – Family ride so not fast.
Height reached – Family ride so not high.
Attraction Tickets Review – A great ride for the family and young kids.
Dragon Challenge at Universals Islands of Adventure in Orlando Florida is located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and was formally called Duelling Dragons.
Dragon Challenge consists of two roller coasters each consisting of a total different ride.
Height to ride – 54″
Top Speed – 55 mph
Height reached – 125 feet
Attraction Tickets Review – A real treat for the thrill seeker, even though you know your not going to clash with the other coaster, when you flying around at 55 mph you kind of think you will. Great ride, I couldn’t stop queuing.