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Flight of the Hippogriff

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 7 out of 10

Roller Coaster
Minimum height to ride: 36 inches

Robert Niles

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Published: February 16, 2015

Flight of the Hippogriff is a Vekoma Junior Coaster, formerly known as the Flying Unicorn, that has been themed to a Care of Magical Creatures class, taking place next to Hagrid's hut.

Beautifully themed with Hagrid's home and the Griffin in it's nest this rides gives a unique look of this part of the park. Yes it's a kiddy coaster, it's in the same vane as Goofy's coaster at Magic Kingdom but because you are on the highest point of the street the view of Hogsmead is worth to ride is.
Brendan Sutton
Average kiddie coaster made great by detailed theming and one stunning animatronic hippogriff. A great attraction for young kids who can't ride Forbidden Journey or Dragon Challenge. 7/10
Jonathan Katz
Good theming and an excellent animatronic make this a reasonably enjoyable experience. As it's geared more for the little kid/tween demographic, the small thrills are great. 7/10
Manny Barron
This childrens coaster is a charming ride. It is what it is, a short and gentle introduction to coasters. As a Potter fan the addition of Hagrid's Hut and Buckbeak is a nice nod to the works of J.K. Rowling. Wait times are usually fairly short for this one, so thats always nice.
Laura Danielson
Very short, but makes up for it with a bearable wait time. Definitely a ride meant for a family with children, but mercifully doesn’t ‘dumb down’ the experience in any way. Not a thrill-coaster but still remains fast and fun. Pre-ride queue experience is cute for HP fans too.
Bryce McGibeny
Probably the best "kids" coaster out there. It feels forceful, offers great views, an awesome queue, and a Buckbeak animatronic.
David Shaul
I know it's a kiddie coaster, but is a great one with an outstanding view of the potter area. Great!
Sean Huckel
A nice "kiddy's first coaster" type ride with a fairly impressive Hippogriff AA and nice night-time lighting.
David L.
Good theme and fun thrills for a kiddie coaster. 7/10.

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