Last night, Universal Orlando Resort™ officially welcomed Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in a star-studded and magic-filled event! The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Parks and Resorts, Tom Wiliams, welcomed everyone to the event and thanked the many partners and contributors that made this new attraction possible. From there, it was time for a few surprises!
Evanna Lynch, aka Luna Lovegood, and Professor Flitwick actor Warwick Davis, took the stage. Next thing you know, Tom Felton and Rupert Grint come driving up in Mr. Weasley’s magical car – looks like Draco and Ron became friends after all! Rubeus Hagrid actor, Robbie Coltrane, then said a few words via video before the Weasley twins Fred and George, real-life brothers James and Oliver Phelps, came roaring in on Hagrid’s motorbike. The crowd went wild!
We were just minutes away from being allowed ride the new attraction Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ – but first a little magic! The entrance was being blocked by several crates and was not accessible to any of the Muggles in the crowd. No need to worry, it was time for a little charms class. Everyone raised their wands, and with a little swish and flick and those magical words Wingardium Leviosa, suddenly the boxes were flying into the air and we were free to explore the Forbidden Forest! It was the perfect way to open this amazing new attraction!!
Check out the full ceremony:
We are not going to give too many spoilers about the ride, but let’s just say it is AMAZING!! With nearly a mile of track and almost 3 1/2 minutes in length, this “story coaster” has a record-breaking seven launches, and reaches speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Riders must be at least 48 inches tall, and although it’s fast, it’s not scary. The ride is a motorbike, made famous in the books and movies, and you have your choice of sitting on the bike itself, or in the sidecar. TIP: For those on the tall or wide side, opt for the bike. As fans of the franchise know, Hagrid’s magic is not always predictable, so you never know what may happen when he casts a spell! Be on the lookout for Fluffy, a few Cornish pixies, the Devil’s Snare, fire crabs, centaurs, Unicorns, and even Hagrid™ himself.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ will open to everyone on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Beginning on June 14th, there may be times when Universal team members will ask you to join the Virtual Line on The Official Universal Orlando Resort App, based on the length of the line. This will allow you to enjoy other attractions in the park until it’s your time to join the queue. Prior to your arrival, be sure to download The Official Universal Orlando Resort App.
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