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Universal plants forest to go with Harry Potter roller coaster


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Jan 2, 2016
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Tradewinds, Quarter House, Casa Ybel
Universal plants forest to go with Harry Potter roller coaster

By Jamie Biesiada / Hotels / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Mar 12, 2019

“A new Harry Potter-themed roller coaster will open June 13 at Universal Orlando Resort's Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Universal released details about Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, a coaster that will reach up to 50 mph and travel forward and backward.

The ride "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," Universal said in a statement.

The ride will follow the character Rubeus Hagrid, Hogwarts castle's groundskeeper, a teacher and a friend of Harry Potter in the popular franchise. Guests will follow Hagrid into the Forbidden Forest, the foreboding woodland on the grounds of Hogwarts.

"It all begins when guests (starting at 48 inches tall) join Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class and board magical motorbikes specially designed to make them feel the freedom of flight," Universal said. "Guests will either ride the motorcycle or board the adjacent sidecar as they embark on a journey that will bring them closer to some of the Wizarding World's rarest magical creatures. But as they make their way through the Forbidden Forest ... things don't go as planned."

Along the way, riders will encounter a Centaur, a three-headed dog named Fluffy and Cornish Pixies, including a creature never seen in the Harry Potter films.

The attraction will be located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Hogsmeade at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando.”



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Jun 7, 2005
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Naples FL
Can't wait until this ride opens!! We keep checking out the progress each time we go!


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Mar 11, 2019
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Lost me at travels backward. I can take anything going forward, but going backwards I'm likely to show everyone what I had for lunch.