On July 24, 2017, it was announced on the official Universal Orlando Resort's blog that the Dragon Challenge ride located in the #Wizarding World of #Harry Potter - Hogsmeade would be closing in early September of this year. But don't worry, Harry Potter fans! Something even bigger and better is coming to Hogsmeade.

What We Know

Honestly, not much. But we do have some cryptic clues from the blog that will make your imagination run wild. According to the blog, "The new attraction will be one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences we've created. It will combine a new level of storytelling with an action-packed adventure...and a few surprises along the way."

For those of you who have visited any of the Universal Theme Parks, you will know that their rides are highly impressive, immersive and thrilling.

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So for them to say that this new ride will surpass everything they currently have, they must truly have something amazing in store for us.

Deciphering the Clues

The fun, though seemingly annoying, part of this situation is that we get to play a guessing game and try to imagine what this new ride will entail. The world of "Harry Potter" is so vast, it could be about nearly anything. However, with the few clues we have been given, we can narrow things down somewhat.

First, it has to be something that hasn't been done before, either in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or Universal Studios itself. Second, it has to somewhat fit within the theme of Hogsmeade, since that is where the location is set.

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Lastly, it needs to have a theme that is thrilling enough to have an entire roller coaster based on it.

Of course, we don't have enough information to make any concrete guesses, but it can still be fun to try and picture what the ride developers are coming up with. Could it take place in the Forbidden Forest with the story line of all the misadventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione? Or maybe it will take place in the Shrieking Shack, a house near Hogsmeade that is thought to be haunted.

The noticeable problem with Hogsmeade is that it doesn't have a lot of action-esque potential. Even the "Harry Potter" Fandom site describes Hogsmeade as, "a picturesque little village of cottages and shops, with enchanted candles hanging in the trees during the holidays."

That doesn't quite sound like the location of Universal Studios' most thrilling coaster yet, but they're the boss here. After all, who's to say they won't decide to break the rules and not have the ride located in Hogsmeade? I guess we'll just have to wait until 2019 when the new ride is completed. #Universal Studios Florida