It is truly too bad that they are replacing dragon challenge... It's a classic roller coaster that really gave a two in one experience! It may not be the "World's most hardcore and amazing rollar coaster!" But as a whole experience one of the best I've ridden. I don't really know if I want to go back to universal without it. The incoming ride that's replacing it has some big shoes to fill!
This is definitely not a beginner coaster, but it's a ton of fun. Relatively barebones theming-wise -- not much Harry Potter branding to the ride itself, which was repurposed. As a tall person, I constantly felt as though my feet were going to hit the heads of the riders on the other roller coaster.
Amazing set of twin roller coasters! You get two options, red or blue (Chinese Fireball or Hungarian Horntail) that you have to decide at some point in the wait line; and both get great speed, G-force, inverted ride and a lot of twists! So much that you have to use a locker to leave your belongings. Trains on both railways start almost simultaneously and at different points in the ride they cross and near meet each other which adds adrenaline. Wait times are excellent also. I entered twice with almost no people in the lines.
When these used to duel together it was one of the most original and iconic coasters ever, they slowly lost their top amongst the best coasters in the world through a name change and the eventual change to a non-duelling coaster. Still, these coasters will forever be missed.
Would some other park please build a clone? I rode these back in July, 10+ times on each side. With the removal, I'm really mad at Universal, as these were the 2 best rides in the park by far! Third and fourth best coasters in Orlando, such a tragedy to loose them.