[QUOTE=Disney62;1029521]So true, many of the Imagineers that were working on AK and the proposed Beastly Kingdom went to work for Universal and helped on IOA.[/QUOTE]
Actually, and this is something that usually isn’t revealed when the project is Disney’s, Dueling Dragons was partly designed by the manufacturer, Bolliger and Mabillard with a lot of work also done by German coaster über-mensch, Werner Stengel, who is directly responsible for the majority of the world’s super coasters.
This also would have been Disney’s only B&M coaster (early coasters came from Arrow while later ones came from Vekoma) as well as Disney’s only inverted coaster, Disney’s only 4 wide coaster, Disney’s only 5 inversion coaster, Disney’s only dueling coaster, and certainly Disney’s only 5 star coaster.
This ride was clearly too intense for Disney all along.
Much more the pity.
Edit: Dueling Dragon’s hidden Mickeys are now probably history.
The original queue is now partly or totally destroyed as Dueling Dragons becomes incorporated into Harry Potter World under the name "Dragon Challenge and the Fire and Ice coasters are now being renamed Chinese Fireball and Hungarian Horntail.