We're only a few weeks away from the grand opening of Universal Orlando's most immersive and highly themed roller coaster attraction. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is opening at Universal's Islands of Adventure on June 13th, and we've got all the exciting details for this ground-breaking new attraction.
Journey Beyond Hogwarts
Our thrilling ride aboard Hagrid's magical flying motorbikes will take us to some all-new places, never before seen in the films or books. Before we venture to the edge of the Forbidden Forest, we will be entering ancient ruins that have been left abandoned for centuries. The new ruins location was brought to life by the Harry Potter films’ Production Designer, Stuart Craig, and Art Director, Alan Gilmore. They worked with Universal Creative to flesh out this stunning new location for the Wizarding World, and it is where our Care of Magical Creatures class with Hagrid will take place.
Prepare for a Very Unique Class
Hagrid deals in all sorts of Magical Creatures for his classes, and during your visit you'll encounter dragon eggs on the verge of hatching and a makeshift nursery where he kept the Blast-Ended Skrewts—before they outgrew the chamber and had to be moved elsewhere that is. A special pre-show will prepare us for today's journey. The pre-show will feature Hagrid himself, along with Arthur Weasley and Hagrid's loyal dog, Fang.
The Most Launches, Ever!
Once we board our magical flying motorbikes, we'll be sent on thrilling trek in and around the ruins, and all the way to the edge of the Forbidden Forest. During our journey our coaster train will pass through 7 exhilarating coaster launches. That's the most for any roller coaster in the world! And we will reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
At one point of the ride our coaster train will actually drop straight down nearly 17-feet. This vertical drop track section will be unique, featuring the first dual set-up in the world. There will be two different drop chambers, each offering slightly different theming, and you won't know which one you will enter on your ride. Brace yourself, because you'll be dropping pretty fast.
Mile Long Adventure
With so much to see and take in on your adventure, it's no surprise that this will be the longest track layout for any roller coaster in Florida. At 5,053 feet it's nearly a mile long! With that much track to explore, you're bound to come across a whole slew of creatures that may be lurking around every turn.
As if seven launches, the longest track in Florida, and a free-fall vertical drop weren't enough, there's one more thrill element left to reveal. At one point during the ride our train will head up a section of track 65-feet in the air, at a 70 degree angle. Just as we reach the top of this dead end, we fall back down backwards, all in one movement!
Two Different Ways to Ride
The enchanted motorbikes offer two different types of seating: the motorcycle side and the sidecar. With totally different seating styles with differing heights, each seat will offer a completely different experience. Will you want to ride in the motorcycle seat like Hagrid, or board the adjacent sidecar seat like Harry Potter?
With a ride as exciting as this, all you can do is hold on tight and trust Hagrid to get you through the journey safely. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will officially open on June 13th, and only at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando. There's absolutely nothing like this anywhere else in the world. It's going to be a wild ride!