Fans have been eagerly awaiting news concerning the brand new attraction coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, and today’s the day! We recently learned that the new “highly themed” coaster in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade area at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park is called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, and this morning Universal Orlando released a host of new details about the ride—including what guests can expect once they board Hagrid’s motorbike.
The all-new attraction—located where the Dragon Challenge attraction used to be—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.
Indeed, from here it’s best to let the official description do the talking. Here’s what guests can expect when they board and ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure:
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.
Those familiar with Universal Orlando Resort may find this description to be reminiscent of something like Universal’s Revenge of the Mummy attraction crossed with Skull Island: Reign of Kong. Although instead of the bus riders of Kong, this new Harry Potter ride will be a fully fledged coaster. It joins the other two main Wizarding World attractions: Escape from Gringotts in Diagon Alley and The Forbidden Journey in Hogsmeade.
As a huge fan of everything Wizarding World-related, these new Harry Potter ride details sound terrific. I can’t wait to finally see this thing in action.
Check out a teaser video below. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park on June 13, 2019.