Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure coming to Universal Orlando
Nearly a year and a half after closing Islands of Adventure’s iconic Dragon Challenge duelling roller coasters, Universal Orlando has now unveiled the name of its Harry Potter-themed replacement, “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.” A multiple LSM launched roller coaster from Intamin, it will open on June 13 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It will be their most highly-themed coaster yet.
Since the track has no giant hills or vertical loops, it is expected to be more of a family ride. It will boast multiple launches and innovative manoeuvres, including vertical and backwards segments. There will even be an indoor elevator-style drop. The ride vehicles will be styled after Hagrid’s motorbike and sidecar. Seated in both, guests will race past animatronics representing some of the magic creatures found in the Harry Potter mythology.