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New Harry Potter Ride Will Move Backwards, Feature Live Forest, Centaurs, Three-Headed Dog

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    Universal Releases Details on New Harry Potter Ride

    Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, and Alan Gilmore, art director of the movies, discuss "Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure." (Video courtesy: Universal Orlando.)

    (Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Universal Orlando released new details about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure on Tuesday.

    • The “highly themed, immersive coaster” will twist, turn and even move backwards at speeds of up to 50 mph.

    • Fans can expect to see Cornish Pixies, Devil’s Snare, Fluffy the three-headed dog, and other creatures from the magical universe.

    Hold onto your broomsticks, Harry Potter enthusiasts: A new attraction based on one of the series’ most beloved characters is flying into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – and it features Centaurs, a live forest, and Fluffy the three-headed dog.

    Universal Orlando released new details about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure on Tuesday, including information about height requirements and ride design. Guests must be 48 inches tall to ride, and coaster carts will be modeled after Hagrid’s motorcycle, adjacent sidecar and all.

    The “highly themed, immersive coaster” will twist, turn and even move backwards at speeds of up to 50 mph, according to a press release. In addition to Fluffy the three-headed dog, Harry Potter fans can expect to see Cornish Pixies, Devil’s Snare, and other familiar creatures from the magical Harry Potter universe.

    “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will combine a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster technology with rich environments and sets – including an actual forest with more than 1,200 live trees,” the release said.

    The new attraction is slated to open on June 13, 2019 in Islands of Adventure.

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