Universal to reveal more Harry Potter ride details next week

March 8, 2019, 12:23 PM · In our wrap-up yesterday, we mentioned that the biggest potential competitor for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge this summer was Universal's new Harry Potter ride at Islands of Adventure.

We didn't say the new ride's name five times into a mirror at Cabrini-Green, but I guess we summoned it just the same, as Universal Orlando announced this morning that it will announce more news about Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure next week.

Yeah, it's an announcement about an announcement. But we're all aboard this hype train and not getting off now, so check here on Theme Park Insider next Tuesday morning for our reaction and whatever context about the announcement that we can bring to the table.

It's hard to imagine what else Universal has left to tell us about this ride that wouldn't be an outright spoiler. We know the theme, the setting, the name, and the opening date. So what else is there that you'd like to hear officially from Universal?

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March 8, 2019 at 12:50 PM

1. Confirmation of coaster manufacturer (Intamin??)
2. Optimal hourly capacity
3. Universal Express accessibility
4. Seating arrangement and restraint systems
5. Official coaster maneuvers (a standard drop track is no longer a surprise and doesn't need to be omitted to avoid spoilers)
6. Queue design and exit shop details
7. Additional wand windows outside the ride??
8. Number of animatronics
9. Will this use the new queueing principles used for Jimmy Fallon and F&F (non-standard standby line)?
10. Height requirement
10a. Details about the Jurassic Park/World roller coaster!!

March 8, 2019 at 12:51 PM

If it isn't "leaked" from their internal corporate Town Hall meeting last December, then that's newsworthy in itself;) since that's become the top source of Universal theme park news for months. More amazed Comcast waited a day to try to outshout the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge news when they were obviously aware that Scrooge McDuck was holding a shareholders meeting- guess they were caught off guard by Darth Iger's earlier opening plans and expected it to be mostly about Disney+ streaming opening the vault. Been wondering how Universal can have Mario, probably the world's most famous plumber, on their team and still have so many "leaks";)

March 8, 2019 at 4:18 PM

@Dave "Been wondering how Universal can have Mario, probably the world's most famous plumber, on their team and still have so many "leaks" I'm on the floor LOL

March 8, 2019 at 5:35 PM

The Mousiah is glad you enjoyed that:) I am also available for theme park related weddings and bar mitzvahs....

March 8, 2019 at 8:15 PM

Haha! Nice Candyman pop culture reference Robert!

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