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Harry Potter stars officially open Universal Orlando’s new Hagrid roller...

Harry Potter stars officially open Universal Orlando’s new Hagrid roller coaster

Friday, June 14, 2019

ORLANDO — Several Hogwarts alumni were on hand to commemorate the grand opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the latest addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.

While at yesterday’s launch, film stars Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred & George Weasley) added a touch of magic by reciting the iconic ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ spell before the crowd. With a flick of their wands, trunks and storage containers magically flew away, marking the official opening of the new coaster.

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A special message from actor Robbie Coltrane, who portrays Hagrid in the Harry Potter films and the star of the new adventure, was also included in the festivities.

“I’m excited to welcome you to this new chapter of magic here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” said Coltrane. “Be sure to hang onto your motorbike, and most importantly, have fun everyone.”

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Featuring rich sets, an actual forest with over 1,200 trees, groundbreaking coaster technology and a captivating storyline, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is the world’s first ‘story coaster’ that takes guests through mysterious ruins, above forest trees and backwards at speeds up to 50 mph, all while riding either Hagrid’s motorbike or in the adjacent sidecar.

Riders also come face-to-face with magical creatures such as a majestic Centaur, a swarm of Cornish pixies, Fluffy, the three-headed dog, and Blast-Ended Skrewts, a creature that’s never been seen in the films.

At select times, guests may be asked to use the Official Universal Orlando Resort App and enter the Virtual Line for access to the new attraction, allowing them to enjoy other experiences at Universal Orlando until it’s their time to return and join the queue.

For more information go to UniversalTravelAgents.com.

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