UniversalPHOTOS: First look inside Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure John Gregory 05/20/2019 Universal 1 Universal Orlando has shared new photos from inside its newest Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction opening next month at Islands of Adventure. Set inside the Forbidden Forest, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will see guests riding in either Hagrid’s signature motorbike or the sidecar, hitting top speeds of 50 miles per hour. “They’ll ascend above the trees, rapidly accelerate through mysterious ruins, speed forward – and backward, and so much more as they search for the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures,” Universal said in a press release. “The ‘story coaster’ will feature innovative technology that is integrated so seamlessly into the surrounding environments, guests won’t know what to expect next.” Ruins inside Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure (Universal) The same ruins at sunset (Universal) Universal’s release revealed numerous new details about the ride, including three roller coaster records it will reportedly set: Most launches of any roller coaster in the world (7 launches) First U.S. coaster to feature a free fall vertical drop (17 feet) Longest roller coaster in Florida (5,053 feet) At one point, riders will be sent 65 feet in the air at a more than 70 degree angle, then immediately be dropped backward “in one movement,” Universal said. The release also detailed the ride’s pre-show and queue for the first time. “As they make their way to their enchanted motorbikes, guests will see materials from the class, including dragon eggs on the verge of hatching and a makeshift nursery where Hagrid kept his Blast-Ended Skrewts – the creatures that are being brought to life for the first time ever for this epic new adventure,” Universal said. “Guests will encounter beloved characters from the Harry Potter films including Arthur Weasley, Hagrid, and his loyal dog, Fang, through a pre-show experience brought to life with digital projection and special effects.” Detail in the queue of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure (Universal) More of the queue (Universal) Materials for Care of Magical Creatures class (Universal) Eggs waiting to hatch (Universal) The ride is hyped as the “world’s first story coaster.” Along their journey, guests will meet Wizarding World creatures like Fluffy the three-headed dog and Cornish pixies, along with an animatronic of Hagrid himself. Soft openings for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure could begin as soon as Memorial Day weekend, according to Orlando Park Stop’s Alicia Stella. A media preview is scheduled for June 11, with the official opening currently set for June 13. RELATED STORIES: Universal hypes Hagrid animatronic for new roller coaster Where’s Mario? 4 years later, Nintendo absent from Universal Orlando A piece of Universal Orlando history now hangs on a fan’s wall One Response david a gallego 05/22/2019 This rides looks amazing, the theming is beautiful. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.