Universal Orlando announces June opening for Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure roller coaster

Posted Friday, February 22, 2019 9:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the blog post:

For the first time ever, join Hagrid as you fly far beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the paths of some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Universal’s most highly themed coaster opens June 13, 2019 only at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, in Universal Orlando.

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Friday, February 22, 2019 8:03 PM

Sucks...

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Friday, February 22, 2019 8:33 PM

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Friday, February 22, 2019 11:17 PM

If the rendering is accurate the trains seem awfully short. But I’d be all about a ride in the sidecar. I don’t know why, it just seems like that would be fun.

From prediction/layouts that I’ve seen the ride looks to be rather involved and creative which makes it very interesting to me.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:49 AM

Some of the fan sites have gone nuts with flyovers and such. There was one with a shrink wrapped train, and I forget how many cars there were. I imagine there are a ton of blocks. Apparently it's an Intamin ride, so that's disappointing from a reliability standpoint.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 1:22 PM

Intamin gives me some pause too so best to allow a long adjustment window for this one before planning any visits. Creatively, this looks like the most interesting project Universal has taken on in years. Then again, it's not rocket science: real trees > screens.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:43 PM

Jetsetter said:

Intamin gives me some pause too so best to allow a long adjustment window for this one before planning any visits. Creatively, this looks like the most interesting project Universal has taken on in years. Then again, it's not rocket science: real trees > screens.

That’s the reason I really don’t care for universal. Too many screen-based attractions

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:21 PM

Last week I spoke to some young ladies from Belfast Ireland who were on a three week trip to Orlando. They had done all the parks and said Uni was overall their least favorite, with one telling me they eventually felt like when they boarded a ride they had already been on it somewhere else in the park. And with a few exceptions, but not enough for their money.

Maybe Intamin will step it up a little with this one, especially being that Universal is the client. I don’t remember hearing that Cheetah Hunt has had a lot of mechanical woes, and there’s three potential launch problems with that one.

But Maverick...

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:06 PM

You spelled "Volcano" wrong.

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Friday, March 1, 2019 10:30 AM

The real question is whether there's any new technology on this ride. Intamin seems to do "okay" when they're not building a prototype and once they have the kinks worked out...well except for ejecting people. That happened on a lot of rides.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Friday, March 1, 2019 10:31 AM
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Friday, March 1, 2019 10:36 PM

RCMAC said:

I don’t remember hearing that Cheetah Hunt has had a lot of mechanical woes, and there’s three potential launch problems with that one.

Nah, the first year horrendous. The times we went the lines were upwards of 180 minutes because it kept breaking down.

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