Today, Universal Orlando revealed 7 secrets of the all new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures ride opening in Islands of Adventure in less than a month. Let’s explore what they revealed!
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures Secrets
The longest roller coaster in Florida
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures sets a new record in the state of Florida! At nearly a mile long (5,053 feet), Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventures becomes the longest roller coaster in Florida. Finally, a long ride at Universal Orlando. Many UOR fans have noted multiple short ride openings, lately. Not Hagrid’s.
First coaster in the U.S. to feature a vertical free-fall
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures includes a 17 foot vertical free fall. The first of it’s kind in the U.S. Can you imagine the stomach drop on this ride?
Most launches of any coaster in the world!
Universal Orlando perfected the coaster “launch” with the Incredible Hulk ride (IMHO) when Islands of Adventure opened. Now, they’ll take that perfection and repeat it — 7 times! The Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures coaster will launch passengers at speeds up to 50 mph during the ride.
Journey beyond the gates of Hogwart’s
Your journey with Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures begins in the Forbidden Forest behind Hagrid’s Hut in ruins; seemingly abandoned. Brought to life by Universal Creative, the ruins mark the starting point of your adventure and the beginning of your Care for Magical Creatures class.
All new environments and sets
Once your class begins, inside the ruins, you will various materials used in Hagrid’s class, including dragon eggs, on the verge of hatching and a makeshift nursery where he kept his Blast-Ended Skrewts in a terrarium before they outgrew the chamber.
Guests experience a “digital projection technology” pre-show where you will encounter Arthur Weasley, Hagrid, and his best friend Fang, the dog.
Once aboard the ride, you will dive deeper into the Forbidden Forest and experience more magical creatures along the way.
Ride vehicle choice
Hagrid’s guests receive an option for boarding the ride. You may choose to ride on Hagrid’s motorbike or imitate Harry Potter and ride along the course in the sidecar. Can you imagine being in Hagrid’s sidecar, hanging out in space off the ride track? Now, I’ll have to ride the coaster at least twice to cover both ride experiences!
The coaster will catapult you 65 feet in the air before dropping you backward in one movement
Likely the conclusion to the ride, guests need to be ready to trust Hagrid as you launch 65 feet in the air at a 70 degree angle and then, drop BACKWARDS in one movement to the story’s conclusion. Will you make it out of the Forbidden Forest?