If you’re a big Harry Potter fan, we’re sure you’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of Universal’s brand new Potter coaster. Well, the wait is finally over and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is now officially open at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Hogsmeade and it sounds incredible. Want to try this epic “story coaster”? Check out the pictures below to see what's in store...
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the depths of the Forbidden Forest, where you’ll come face to face with a host of magical creatures, including Centaurs, Fluffy the three-headed dog and Blast-Ended Skrewts.
You’ll start the journey at the edge of the Forbidden Forest inside the ruins of a mysterious building that has been seemingly abandoned for centuries. These ruins are located just behind Hagrid’s Hut and this is where your Care of Magical Creatures class will begin. The Universal creative team have been working alongside the Production Designer, Stuart Craig, and Art Director, Alan Gilmore from the Harry Potter films, to bring this setting to life and it’s going to be a great opportunity for fans to see a new part of the Hogwarts grounds.
As you explore inside the ruins, you’ll discover materials from Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures Class. Look out for dragon eggs that look like they could hatch any minute, as well as a makeshift nursery where Hagrid kept his Blast-Ended Skrewts in a terrarium until they outgrew this chamber. You’re sure to come across lots of mysterious objects in here.
You’ll also experience a “pre-show” featuring appearances from Hagrid and his dog Fang, as well as Arthur Weasley. Impressive projection mapping technology and special effects will make this a magical moment.
When it’s time to board the ride, you’ll have to make an important decision- will you take the driving seat of Hagrid’s enchanted motorbike or will you sit in the sidecar? We’d recommend riding twice so you don’t have to choose! As the motorbike roars into life, get ready to ride off into the Forbidden Forest to meet some of the Wizarding World’s rarest magical creatures.
You can expect plenty of thrills along the way as Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is a record-breaking ride. That’s right, this amazing attraction has more launches than any roller coaster in the world, with SEVEN in total! It is also the first coaster in the US to feature a free-fall vertical drop, which is almost 17-feet.
That’s not all though, this new attraction is also the longest roller coaster in Florida, stretching almost a mile in length. If all of the above, plus speeds of up to 50mph, magical creatures, character appearances, and all the surprises that await, isn’t enough to get you excited for this new ride, we don’t know what is!
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