On June 13, 2019, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, will open at Universal Orlando Resort. It will be located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It is expected to become the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet. An Intamin LSM Launch coaster, Universal has just revealed new details.
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.
It all begins when guests 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 (80 kph) into the dark forest. They will 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. Riders will 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 a 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, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will join the lineup of entertainment experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and bring an all-new adventure inspired by J.K. Rowling’s stories to life.