Flight of the Hippogriff reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Flight of the Hippogriff, a roller coaster in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure. (The minimum height to ride is 36 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
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.
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 - Brendan Sutton
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 - Jonathan Katz
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. - Manny Barron
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. - Laura Danielson
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. - O T
Probably the best "kids" coaster out there. It feels forceful, offers great views, an awesome queue, and a Buckbeak animatronic. - Bryce McGibeny
I know it's a kiddie coaster, but is a great one with an outstanding view of the potter area. Great! - David Shaul
A nice "kiddy's first coaster" type ride with a fairly impressive Hippogriff AA and nice night-time lighting. - Sean Huckel
Good theme and fun thrills for a kiddie coaster. 7/10. - David L.
4/10 - I'm sorry but this lasted about 20 seconds. - James Wimbury
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