Universal Orlando Resort has revealed new details on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the exciting new roller coaster coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Opening on June 13, this new coaster will use new storytelling elements and coaster technology to immerse guests in an actual forest – filled with more than 1,200 live trees.
Riders will join Hagrid on a journey into the Forbidden Forest as they brave the thrills that wait beyond the school grounds of Hogwarts.
Guests will have to reach a height requirement of 48 inches to ride before boarding magical motorbikes that are specially designed to evoke the feeling of flight. Guests can ride aboard either the motorcycle or in the adjacent sidecar.
As they make their way through the Forbidden Forest, something goes awry and the adventure really begins. During the family coaster experience, guests will:
- Experience a coaster where they’ll twist, turn, race forward and backward at speeds up to 50 miles per hour in the dark Forbidden Forest
- Encounter magical creatures from the Wizarding World, including Centaurs, Cornish Pixies, Fluffy the three-headed dog, and a creature that has never been seen in the “Harry Potter” films
- Speed past obstacles, get tangled up in the Devil’s Snare, and more – as well as see a few surprises along the way (Unicorns?!)
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is the latest addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, after replacing the former dueling coaster, Harry Potter Dragon Challenge.
This new attraction will open to guests on June 13, 2019 – which happens to be the anniversary of when Hagrid was falsely accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets.
More details about this new Harry Potter-themed roller coaster will be revealed in the months to come before the opening date. To learn more about Universal Orlando’s other Harry Potter offerings, visit UniversalOrlando.com.
Check out our video of the attraction’s official press conference with Tom Felton, who portrayed Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” films, as well as a preview of the new coaster featuring the actor below: