Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure set to open on June 13, I have been wondering how this new Harry Potter-themed roller coaster adventure will rank among Universal's existing Potter rides, both at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida... and those duplicated at the other The Wizarding World of Harry Potter lands in Hollywood and Japan.With the new
Set in the Forbidden Forest, the new Motorbike Adventure replaces the old Dragon Challenge inverted coasters from Bolliger & Mabillard. This Intamin launch coaster is pitched as more family friendly (i.e. it won't have inversions), but it's still gonna be a kick in the pants, with a drop track and a 50 mph top speed... just 5-10 mph slower than Dragon Challenge, depending upon which side you rode.
And the story and scenery should just blow away the relatively unthemed Dragon Challenge. On the Hagrid coaster, fans will race through multiple show scenes, including looks at the three-headed Fluffy, mischievous Cornish Pixies, and elusive centaurs. Universal is planting 1,000 trees around the track to complete the illusion of racing through the Forbidden Forest.
But before we get the opportunity to ride and review this new attraction, let's talk about how Universal's current Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides rank. I can't believe that we haven't asked this question directly before, so let's get to it.
What would it take for Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure to move to the top of this list? We await your thoughts in the comments.
Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure on June 13, 2019. For tickets and hotel packages at the Universal Orlando Resort, please visit our partner aRes Travel or call +1-800-680-1272.Tweet
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