R.I.P. Dueling Dragons

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  1. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    According to a few sources from screamscape.com, the dragon statues have been....destroyed...

    Why would they do that? Why not do something else with them?? I hope it isn't true, but it sounds like it is.

    RIP
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  3. the Dark Marauder

    the Dark Marauder <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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  4. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    They're definitely gone but there was hope that they were just going to repaint them and bring them back or something
     
  5. DeblovesPoohbear

    DeblovesPoohbear Disney Dreamin

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    The dragons are gone but the coaster is still there, that's the most important part.
    Are they just going to re-theme it?
     
  6. the Dark Marauder

    the Dark Marauder <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    ^^^^
    That's the word in the Islands...
     
  7. damo

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    I wonder if the dragons were just more difficult to move than to recreate?
     
  8. DeblovesPoohbear

    DeblovesPoohbear Disney Dreamin

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    I can't wait til everthing is all done with HP :goodvibes
     
  9. IheartEdward

    IheartEdward I have a DH but I still want Edward.

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    Where they destroyed or just moved? Harry does battle a dragon in Goblet of Fire. Maybe they are relocating the dragons?
     
  10. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    I don't know anything about HP but it seems to me dragons and unicorns are in the stories...yes? no? I can't imagine they would take out the coasters. Maybe Universal will build bigger and better statues? :confused3
     
  11. IheartEdward

    IheartEdward I have a DH but I still want Edward.

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    Metro-
    Yes there are many mythical creatures in HP. Dragons, unicorns, hippogriffs, centuars the works

    Dragons are important in "Goblet of Fire" , Harry has to battle with one in order to get an egg for a clue in the Tri-Wizard Tournement
    Ron (Harry's BFF) brother works with Dragons in Romania
    From the shape of the dragons that were outside DD, I would think US would keep them and add an egg for it to protect. Then base the DD roller coaster off that scene from the HP books/movies. Change the seats to be brooms. PRESTO HP ride.
     
  12. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

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    They are keeping the coasters, yes, but not the dragon theme apparently
     
  13. DOOM1001

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    Unless they do something bigger and better to the theme, they just made the ride less cool!!!
     
  14. Seewhatimesdone

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    I'm sure that whatever theme they give it will be really cool
     
  15. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    Thanks for the clarification. I thought HP had those creatures in the movies/books.
     
  16. coastermom

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    :sad2: :sad1: :sad: I can't believe it ... I just hope they are repainted and put back where they belong. if not it is indeed a very sad day .
     
  17. Skrutti

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    I think they will do a broomstick race of some kind of it. Not that I like the idea.
     
  18. cbdmhgp

    cbdmhgp DIS Veteran

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    If they do re-theme the ride, it shouldn't be that much different from the previous one........I think
     
  19. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    That's what I'm hoping.
     
  20. donaldduck352

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    Yes I can verify.We were there yesterday>>:sad2: Dragons are gone!!

    NOT THE RIDE,THANK ***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  21. d4est

    d4est <font color=orange><b>The Tag Fairy is really Ghos

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    The title of this thread scared the beejeebus out of me! I thought the ride closed. Sacrilege!
     

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