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Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:50 pm
So this is random but I’m watching CNBC and Universal Orlando is apparently now running ads promoting Diagon Alley and (a few scenes later) the Jaws ride as if it’s still a thing. Has anyone else seen these?
... what the f*ck are they doing?
You didn't mention the best part of the commercial with all of the guests filming on rides with their phones!!! (Not allowed and Universal freaks out over this!!!)
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:33 pm
I need to see this commercial.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Ah, that makes sense. I had no idea that they had a Jaws ride (or portion of a ride) outside of Japan. I’m a dumbass.
I'm a dumbass too because I thought the same thing.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:54 am
The Universal Orlando Resort has sent us a press advisory announcing the opening date of the new themed coaster experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! More information on the coaster will be released in the near future, but now you can start planning your visits to experience the new coaster!
Universal Orlando Resort today revealed the name and opening date for the highly-anticipated, new adventure coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will open on June 13, 2019 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and feature the most highly-themed coaster yet. For the first time ever, guests will fly with Hagrid on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the path of some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.
Stay tuned - more details about the incredible new experience will be revealed in March.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:59 am
I predict we'll just end up calling it HMA.
Not sure who the genius is who came up with a FIVE word name for a roller coaster.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 am
Interesting to see that the trains look a little similar (at least in concept art) to the 2007 Motorbike coaster that was built in Australia's Dreamland. Have these Motorbike/Sidecar trains been used on any other coaster since?
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:08 am
^I was wondering if the 'weird' trains would add more problems to the queue with people fighting over wanted the bike vs. the sidecar, but then I don't remember our group super caring in Australia so maybe it will work?
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:10 am
SharkTums wrote:^I was wondering if the 'weird' trains would add more problems to the queue with people fighting over wanted the bike vs. the sidecar, but then I don't remember our group super caring in Australia so maybe it will work?
We also had ERT on it with only about 20-something people so I think everyone got to ride whatever they wanted. This coaster is also not quite as high of a profile as Potter either. I can tell you that riding in the side car and the bike are two very different ride experiences and Universal will probably just use that to get people to re-ride.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am
Yeah I've already accepted the fact that as long as I'm with Brit I'll never get the window seat on a plane and I'll never get the motorbike car on Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. It's a small price to pay
Last edited by coasterbill
on Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am
So some form of dueling dragons lives on lol
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