7 Thrilling Details About Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

7 Thrilling Details About Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Get Ready to Journey into the Forbidden Forest

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In less than a month’s time, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade – will open at Universal Orlando Resort. To get you excited for this “story coaster,” we’re sharing 7 details about the ground-breaking coaster technology and all-new environments you’ll be able to experience on June 13.

  1. Journey Beyond the Grounds of Hogwarts castle

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Queue Details

You’ll venture to the edge of the Forbidden Forest and enter ruins that have seemingly been abandoned for centuries behind Hagrid’s hut. The ruins were imagined and brought to life by Universal Creative in collaboration with the Harry Potter films’ Production Designer, Stuart Craig, and Art Director, Alan Gilmore. This is where your Care of Magical Creatures class with Hagrid will begin.

  1. All-New Environments and Sets

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Inside the ruins, you will see materials from Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures 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.

There will also be a pre-show featuring digital projection technology and special effects, where you’ll encounter Arthur Weasley, Hagrid, and his loyal dog, Fang.

But the experience doesn’t stop there! Once you board your motorbike, you’ll plunge deeper into the Forbidden Forest and closer to some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

Here are some additional thrilling fun facts about the experience that will be brought to life with innovative coaster technology:

  1. The most launches of any roller coaster in the world – with 7 total launches

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You’ll launch up to 50 miles per hour through the Forbidden Forest, past the ruins and more.

  1. The first coaster in the U.S. to feature a free-fall vertical drop – dropping you nearly 17 feet

Hagrid's Magical Creatures and Motorbike Adventure

Prepare yourself because you’ll be dropping quite a distance.

  1. The longest roller coaster in Florida, measuring nearly a mile in length (5,053 feet) 

Your adventure into the Forbidden Forest is bound to be an exciting one – so keep your eyes peeled for creatures and mischief around every turn.

  1. Enchanted motorbikes will take you on an adventure through the Forbidden Forest – and you can ride the motorcycle like Hagrid or board the adjacent sidecar like Harry Potter 

Hagrids Magical Creatures and Motorbike Adventure

I think we should start a poll now – do you think you’ll be team motorcycle or team sidecar?

  1. The “story coaster” will catapult you 65 feet in the air at a more than 70-degree angle…then drop you backward in one movement

This will be the time to hold on tight and trust Hagrid to get you through your journey.

Before you know it, the opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be here. Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride.

Share your excitement with #WizardingWorldOrlando on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook. Plus, don’t forget to comment below about what you are most excited about!

Before you go, check out the latest news about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure:

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62 comments

  1. Gavin

    This ride looks phenomenal! One thing here that stands out to me is the statement saying that this ride will be the first in the US to use a free fall vertical drop track. That’s incorrect, as Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened in 2012 and contains a very similar drop track, falling 16 feet.

  2. Angie

    We can’t wait! We have our hotel booked for June 13. Will express pass be available opening day? Also, if there is a pass holder special preview day, we’d love to be there!!!!!

  3. Elma Lear

    Is it a true outdoor ride, or an indoor one that makes you think it’s outdoor?

  4. Leslie

    How long will this ride be (time wise)? In other words, how many minutes does the ride last?

    • Hi Leslie!

      We do not have an exact length of time, but please continue to monitor our social media pages as well as our website for any updates.

  5. Thomas W. Shanafelt

    Looks like it will be an amazing experience for everyone who rides it. Great job too everyone who is involved in bringing this to life.

  6. Karen

    Any chance there will be a “soft opening” sometime prior? If so, how would we find out about this? We will be staying on property June 2, 3, 4. Hoping for a chance….

    • Hi Karen!

      At this time, we do not have any information regarding a soft opening. Please continue to monitor our social media pages as well as our website.

  7. stella

    what are the height restrictions for the ride?

    • Hi Stella! Guests starting at 48” tall will be able to experience Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

  8. Jenn

    I have been super excited for this coaster as it was initially said to be a family coaster, but that doesn’t seem to be how it’s turned out. I love the theme and all the new elements built and incorporated, and I’m confident it will be technologically advanced. I love Escape from Gringott’s Bank and don’t mind that drop, but I’m very concerned about the backward segment and vertical free fall drop. How far is the backward portion of the ride? Any indication how many Gs for this ride?

    • Hi Jenn,

      We appreciate your feedback regarding our upcoming attraction. Please continue to monitor our social media pages as well as our website for any updates.

  9. Michelle marie Liberty

    Will it offer express pass and single-rider access?

    • Hi Michelle! I do not have any information just yet. Please continue to monitor our social media pages as well as our website for updates!

  10. Kellie

    Looks absolutely incredible! Any idea if this coaster will accommodate plus-sized guests?

    • Hi Kellie! As with all attractions at Universal Orlando Resort, thsi ride will have certain height and other rider requirements to ensure guests have a safe and enjoyable experience on the attraction.

  11. Hello, at this time we have not announced a soft opening. Please stay tuned to our social media channels for any updates!

  12. Nick

    Good to see it’s a proper coaster and not another screen based virtual ride!!!

  13. Shari

    We have been so looking forward to this ride! Can’t wait to see it! Will it be open for early park admission if you stay on site?

    • Hi Shari!

      Thank you for your positive feedback. At this time, we do not have any information regarding Early Park Admission. Please continue to monitor our social media pages as well as our website.

  14. Shannon

    Oh we are so excited for this new ride! We came twice in 2018, so will have to wait a while before we can come back! But we are saving:)
    It looks amazing!!! Everything is so well done there!!

    • Hi Shannon!

      Thanks so much for the positive feedback regarding our upcoming attraction! We look forward to your visit!

  15. Miss Louise Francesca Kilkenny

    This ride looks fantastic for me because I am a Number 1 fan of Harry Potter and I will be going on this ride when we next go to Orlando in the near future and we love nice and gentle roller coasters that do drops and turns and not by doing the horrible loop the loops at high speed and height I am looking forward to going on this ride

    • Hello!

      Thanks so much for sharing your positive feedback. We look forward to your next visit with us and reading all about your experience!

  16. Jo

    How in the world could you see anything going that fast and your a nervous wreck just twisting and turning? I’d probably throw up on everyone, but I know many will like this ride, but I’d like to see the forbidden forest in a slower way…like a bike.

  17. Big and Beautiful

    Is this one going to have accommodations for people of size? Surely a motorcycle or two on the ride devoted to a giant could have more flexible sizing.

    • Hi! As with all attractions at Universal Orlando Resort, this ride will have certain height and other rider requirements to ensure guests have a safe and enjoyable experience on the attraction. Keep an eye out for more information in the future!

  18. Robin

    I wish there was a similar ride that was not so scary. You need to make one with short drops and doesn’t go so fast.

  19. Lija

    Is there any way for the handicapped to see Hagrid?

  20. Hello, at this time we do not have that information available. Please stay tuned to our website or social media channels for any additional information as it becomes available.

  21. Holly

    Woohoo! I turn 30 on June 13th and decided to spend my birthday in Orlando because of this ride. We love Harry Potter World and can’t wait! Please let me know if it will be included in express pass.

  22. Alyssa Entenza

    I am very excited to ride HAGRID’S MAGICAL CREATURES MOTORBIKE ADVENTURE. I’ve been waiting 2 years. Concerning seat belts, will this ride be safe with the free fall vertical drop? If it’s a complete 90 degree fall straight down, I fear that there might not be enough protection on this coaster adventure. How can you ensure the safety of your guests? This coaster does not seem family friendly as it was once said to be.

    • The safety of our Guests is our highest priority. We would never intentionally place our Guests in an unsafe situation, and at no time would we allow our Guests to experience an unsafe attraction. More information will be released as it gets closer about the attraction!

  23. Chris Sims

    will go pro cameras be allowed

  24. sonya hall

    which park is the ride located?

  25. Hi Nigel – Thank you so much for your feedback! I will be sure to document it and send it to the appropriate teams. Can’t wait to see you in the parks soon!

  26. ted

    hagrids ride has been open for a month. I had a 5 day park pass in the 5 days it wasn’t running long enough to to get through the line (the ride opens late if at all and breaks down often). Lots of hype very poor delivery. Just fix the ride before you try to get people in the park to ride it. This one is proof universal studios is not ethical.

    • Hello, we are very sorry for what you have been encountering. We will be sure to document your feedback and forward it to the appropriate Team.

  27. Tim

    Do you know the official backstory of the ruins? Were they once a part of Howgwarts? Were they created for a magical purpose? My friends and I were wondering what they could have been for and why they’re so close to Howgwarts. I know that Rowling is all about the story and details!

  28. Erica

    We have our third visit since the ride opened booked….hopefully we get on it this time! It has been so disappointing for our little guy….bad luck both times waited and waited only to be turned away. Fingers crossed for our next trip!

  29. Dale

    If it’s tunnimg. I am a pass holder waited in line for 5 hours just have have them cancel when I got to the ride itself. And Park was closed.

  30. ROBIN STRATTON

    We hope to ride this in October and we hoped by them, maybe they will do a time line, like Jimmy Fallon, when you get a time to get there, since I heard it is a very long wait, and my husband cannot stand too long, but loves the coasters.
    I am excited and October should be not as crowded, like when it first opened up.

    Thank you for the email.

    • Hi Robin! We’re excited to have you very soon. Our Team Members and Guest Services will be happy to assist you with anything you need once you’re in the parks. We hope you can get a chance to ride everything on your list. Woohoo! We cannot wait to have you.

  31. Claire

    Can you wear eye glasses on this ride or are they in danger of falling off?

    • Hi Claire! You are welcome to wear glasses on the attraction, but they do risk the chance of falling off during the ride. We definitely recommend having a way to secure them on, or take them off before the ride!

  32. Deb

    Does it jerk your upper body around a lot?

  33. Vivian

    Amazing!! I can’t wait!!

  34. Rosemary Anderson

    Sure wait time right now…….2 hours…….

    • Hello Rosemary, We’re working to get as many guests on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure as possible. Operating hours continue to vary. Please make sure to check The Official Universal Orlando Resort App for real-time updates while you are in the park, or check in with our Operations team for daily updates. You can also call our hotline at 407-817-8060 for updates. Thank you for your feedback!

  35. Hi Anna! We encourage you to continue to monitor our MobileApp or contacting our Hotline at 407-817-8060. Due to the popularity of the attraction, wait times are longer than usual. Guests are encouraged to enjoy other areas of the park as well.