The more Universal Studios Orlando reveals about their upcoming Harry Potter-themed roller coaster, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the more exciting it looks. In addition to the incredibly lifelike animatronic of Hagrid that is featured in the attraction, the theme park has revealed many new details about the immersive ride, as well as a bunch of new photos and a ride-along video of the attraction. Get ready for a wild Harry Potter experience.
According to Universal Orlando Resort, the coaster is set in an actual forest made up of 1,200 living trees. It also breaks a few roller coaster records, including having the most launches in a single ride–there are seven–and a free-fall vertical drop which lets riders fall 17 feet without warning.
The ride is also story-driven, which is unlike what you’ll find on most roller coasters. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is heavily themed and takes riders through numerous scenes as there encounter various elements from the Harry Potter franchise. An official ride description reads, “As they make their way to their enchanted motorbikes, guests will see materials from the class, including dragon eggs on the verge of hatching and a makeshift nursery where Hagrid kept his Blast-Ended Skrewts–the creatures that are being brought to life for the first time ever for this epic new adventure.” There will also be a pre-show in the ride’s queue, which includes appearances by Hagrid, his trusty dog Fang, and Arthur Weasley.
As you can see in the photos above and the video below, the theming on this particular ride is extensive and loaded with Easter eggs from the Harry Potter franchise–including the Monsters Book of Monsters playing a role in the story. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens at Universal Orlando’s Island of Adventure on June 13.
*Story updated to clarify ride details.