Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Former Dueling Dragons Duels No More.

In 2010 The dueling B & M coaster morphed from Dueling Dragons to Dragon Challenge to blend in with the Harry Potter makeover at Universals Islands of Adventure. Now the ride, which opened with Islands of Adventure in 1999, as the world's first dueling coaster will undergo another major change. .

The change comes after two incidents within two weeks, in which riders say something struck them on a portion of the ride where the two coaster trains come close together at a high rate of speed. The trains will now be staggered so they do not pass within feet of one another. The park stated while they continue to study the incidents, they will operate both coasters as separate experiences without their usual interactions.