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New Harry Potter roller coaster opens at Universal Studios Orlando

Posted: 1:14 AM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 05:23:19Z
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Hagrids Magical Creatures and Motorbike Adventure
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – will soar into Universal Orlando Resort and become the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet.

With Hagrid as their guide, guests will fly deep into the Forbidden Forest and brave the mysteries and thrills beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a groundbreaking coaster experience unlike any other.

Aboard magical motorbikes, guests will actually feel the freedom of flight as they journey to the edge of the forest – regardless of if they’re on the motorcycle or in the adjacent sidecar.

Each cart will ascend above more than 1,200 live 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.

The “story coaster” will feature innovative technology that is integrated so seamlessly into the surrounding environments, guests won’t know what to expect next.

Along the way, they’ll experience thrills they’ve never felt on a coaster before, including:

  • The most launches of any roller coaster in the world – with 7 total launches
  • The longest roller coaster in Florida, measuring nearly a mile in length (5,053 feet)
  • Unexpectedly dropping nearly 17 feet on a first-of-its-kind, free-fall vertical drop in the U.S.
  • Being catapulted 65 feet in the air at a more than 70 degree angle – and then immediately dropping backward in one movement

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will open June 13.

You have to be 48 inches tall to ride. Click here for more information.

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