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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:07 pm
by jynx242
coasterbill wrote: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. :lol:


I'm a dumbass too because I thought the same thing.

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:54 am
by jedimaster1227
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!

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.jpeg

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.

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:59 am
by pianojohn
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.
Thoughts?

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 am
by robbalvey
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?

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:08 am
by SharkTums
^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?

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:10 am
by robbalvey
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.

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am
by coasterbill
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 :lol:

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am
by jarmor
So some form of dueling dragons lives on lol :p :lol: :lmao: ! #ChooseYourFate

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:39 am
by cfc
Maybe the motorcycle seat is reserved for Hagrid.

Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:54 am
by Canobie Coaster
jarmor wrote:So some form of dueling dragons lives on lol :p :lol: :lmao: ! #ChooseYourFate


Too soon. :lol:

Well the bike and sidecar does match how Hagrid and Harry ride it in the movie. I'm really interested to see how this coaster turns out.