Update: The article has been updated to include our first look at the Cornish Pixies, the Centaur, the Devil’s Snare, and the never-before-seen Blast-Ended Skrewt!
Fluffy’s back! All this week, Universal Orlando Resort will be unveiling a first look at many of the creatures that guests will confront on the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures, and they kicked things off with a big one. That’s right, three-headed dog Fluffy is indeed part of this new attraction, and you can check out a first look at the physical creature below.
The all-new attraction—located where the Dragon Challenge attraction used to be in Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park—combines a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster technology with rich environments and sets. To that end, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure includes an actual forest with over 1,200 live trees that bring the Forbidden Forest of the Harry Potter books and films to life. Guests will fly deep into the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid as their guide, braving the mysteries and thrills beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a groundbreaking coaster experience unlike any other.
The story of the ride is set up so that guests are actually students of Hogwarts who are taking Hagrid’s Magical Creatures class. You board magical motorbikes that are specifically designed by the wizards at Universal Orlando Resort to make you feel the freedom of flight, and you can choose to ride either in the motorcycle or adjacent sidecar.
Fluffy is the first creature unveiled, but Universal Orlando has already confirmed that guests will also confront a majestic Centaur, a swarm of mischievous Cornish Pixies, and even a creature that’s never been seen in the films. A new creature will be unveiled every day this week, and we’ll be adding it to this here article so you can see them all in one place.
Check out the major creatures from the Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures ride below. The attraction opens at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter on June 13, 2019.
Here’s a rundown of the Blast-Ended Skrewt, which hasn’t been seen in the movies but was mentioned in the books Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, and Half-Blood Prince:
Known as the “Blast-Ended Skrewt,” this unique creature will be one of the most life-like animated figures Universal Orlando has ever created and was brought to life for the first time ever for this new adventure. Described as a cross between a giant scorpion and an elongated crab, this creature was created by Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter films and the guide of this new experience. During their journey, guests will come face-to-face (or face-to-rear) for the first time ever with the “Blast-Ended Skrewt” and its dangerous ‘blasting end.’