Dragons will never duel again

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Dragons will never duel again

Postby Simba » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:39 pm

Following two unfortunate accidents on Dragon Challenge (formally Dueling Dragons), the park temporarily stopped the rides from duelling a few weeks ago.

Now, the parks have announced that the ride will never run as it was intended ever again. Very sad news, as this visually spectacular part of the ride was it’s best feature by far!

The accidents involved guests being struck by loose articles on ride. During the first accident a man was struck in the eye and the second accident a man was struck in the arms, legs and face. Those involved and the park are blaming the accident on the duelling aspect of the ride.

The duelling possibly makes the likeliness of being hit by a loose article more likely, but it’s not the cause. Loose articles probably hit riders often, but few cause injuries and fewer still cause injuries worth reporting. Birds have hit people in the past, such as the Fabio incident on Apollo’s Chariot.
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Re: Dragons will never duel again

Postby Thekingin64 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:41 pm

Quite a pity that. The deuling looks one of the main features of the ride. IMO they're probably gonna lose customers with this as everyone will be thinking the deuling coaster isn't deuling any more so there's no point going.
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Re: Dragons will never duel again

Postby Simba » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:03 pm

I know it is extremely sad that Ice and Fire won't be duelling any more but what In universal officials have announced that the dueling aspect of the ride was to be removed permanently, with the ride instead becoming "a high-speed chase between two coasters."
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