The construction walls around Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure have been taken down, meaning we’re one step closer to finally being able to experience the attraction, with a “Soft Opening” possibly happening before its June 13 Grand Opening at Islands of Adventure.

Fans will now look to websites, blogs, and social media using the term #PotterWatch to see when the ride finally opens up.

For those unfamiliar, a “Soft Opening” is essentially a technical rehearsal of a new attraction, or a final release candidate test for the ride. All the major components are installed and operational but some tweaks, changes, and updates will occur prior to the grand opening.

“Soft Openings” are never promised. There is no guarantee the ride will even be opening on any given day. The ride might only open for a period of time, all day, or not at all depending on any issues or changes. There is no set schedule or guarantee it will be open until it’s officially Grand Opened. Something to keep in mind; with the opening date a little over a week away, a soft opening may not even happen. In addition, new attractions are first experienced by Universal employees during Team Member Previews, which hasn’t even occurred yet.

Until then, the best we can do is be patient and wait.

If you wish to be one of the first to experience Hagrid’s when it finally soft opens, our best recommendation is to stick to social media and theme park sites (SHAMELESS PLUG: Hey, we have a Twitter and Facebook to follow!) and follow along to see when the time has finally come.

When it opens, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will join 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.” For more information, check out our First Look of the coaster from last month.