UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REVEALS NEW DETAILS FOR HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE-THE MOST HIGHLY THEMED, IMMERSIVE COASTER YET
Thrilling Adventure will be the Epic New Addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Open on June 13
Watch Harry Potter Film Star, Tom Felton and Art Director, Alan Gilmore Reveal the Wondrous Details…
Orlando, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – On June 13, 2019, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure –the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – will soar into Universal Orlando Resort and become the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet. Today, all-new details have been revealed about the magical new adventure that awaits.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will combine a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster technology with rich environments and sets – including an actual forest with more than 1,200 live trees. It will also give guests the unique opportunity to join Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter films – on a journey to one of the most mysterious places in the wizarding world – the Forbidden Forest. With Hagrid as their guide, guests will fly deep into the Forbidden Forest and brave the mysteries and thrills beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a groundbreaking coaster experience unlike any other.
It all begins when guests (starting at 48” tall) join Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures class and board magical motorbikes specially designed to make them feel the freedom of flight. Guests will either ride the motorcycle or board the adjacent sidecar as they embark on a journey that will bring them closer to some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures. But as they make their way through the Forbidden Forest…things don’t go as planned. During the adventure, guests will:
Experience a freewheeling coaster flight where they’ll twist, turn and rush forward – and backward – at speeds up to 50 mph into the dark forest
Encounter some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures, such as a majestic Centaur, a swarm of mischievous Cornish Pixies, Fluffy, the three-headed dog – and even a creature that’s never been seen in the films
Hurl past challenging obstacles, become entangled in a thicket of Devil’s Snare and so much more …while encountering a few surprises along the way.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be an epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. The magic began with the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The expansion of the global phenomenon continued with the launch of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida and the Hogwarts Express – allowing guests to travel between both lands. And when it opens on June 13, 2019, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will join the lineup of award-winning entertainment experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and bring an all-new adventure inspired by J.K. Rowling’s beloved stories to life.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. More details about the new experience will be revealed in the months ahead. For more information and Universal Orlando ticket options, visit www.universalorlando.com.
This summer, visitors to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando will be able to board Hagrid’s motorbike (first owned by Sirius Black) and meet some of J.K. Rowling’s most magical creatures.
To help introduce the newly announced ride, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Alan Gilmore (art director for the live-action Potter films) make an appearance in a video exclusive to SYFY WIRE.
“This highly anticipated new adventure is Universal’s most incredibly themed coaster ever,” says Gilmore.
“You won’t want to miss it,” adds Felton.
Check it out below:
Thanks to SnitchSeeker for uploading the video to YouTube, because the Syfy video isn’t available in all countries.
As the gamekeeper for Hogwarts, Rubeus Hagrid (played by Robbie Coltrane in the movies) is always working with a unique beast or two. Personally, he has immense love for dragons, hippogriffs, Acromantulas (aka giant, talking spiders), and Blast-Ended Skrewts (hybrids of Manticores and Fire). In the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hagrid became the Care of Magical Creatures teacher.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens June 13 at Universal Orlando.