The wait is finally over, as Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is now officially open at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure joins the lineup of award-winning entertainment experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando and bring an all-new adventure inspired by J.K. Rowling’s beloved stories to life on an epic new “story coaster.”
The attraction combines a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster technology with rich environments and sets – including an actual forest with more than 1,200 live trees. It will also give guests the unique opportunity to join Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter films – on a journey to one of the most mysterious places in the wizarding world – the Forbidden Forest. 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.
The new ride replaces Dragon Challenge, the dual inverted coaster attraction, which closed in August 2017. The popular coaster was originally known as Dueling Dragons when Islands of Adventure opened in 1999 – themed to two battling dragons known as Fire and Ice. The coaster was renamed and re-purposed in 2010 when it was included in the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Currently, the ride is at a 10-hour wait – so it’s a safe bet that it’ll be popular throughout the Summer. Make sure to read our REVIEW of the attraction.
For continuing coverage and updates on all things Universal, be sure to follow Inside Universal here and on social media.