The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Located in Universal Studios, is well known for its magical wonder. The park holds various Harry Potter-themed attractions. However, one more is coming soon — Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
According to the website for Universal Orlando, Hagrid’s Adventure opens on June 13th!
Fans of the book and film series will know the origins of the bike Hagrid now owns, previously belonging to Sirius Black, Harry’s godfather. The motorbike played a significant role in rescuing Harry from his Aunt and Uncle’s house in the seventh and final book of the series.
In both the movie and book, Rubeus Hagrid, the gamekeeper at Hogwarts, hides harry in the sidecar of his motorbike while other witches and wizards including Remus Lupin, travel with faux Harrys to confuse the Death Eaters hunting him. The motorbike also helped deliver baby Harry to the Dursley’s house in the first movie.
Thankfully, the ride should be less nerve-racking and much more fun than it was for Harry and his friends. According to a rep from Universal, guests can fly with Hagrid on a roller coaster that gives them a tour of some of the rarest magical creatures in the wizarding world.
Hagrid, a half giant, is infamous for his love of animals, the more magical and dangerous the better. He also teaches Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts despite being expelled from the school as a student.
Hagrid’s Love for Magical Creatues is Evident in the Ride
While it is uncertain which creatures will appear during the ride, there are certain speculations. For one, Aragog, the giant tarantula, Norbert the dragon, and of course, Buckbeak the hippogriff. These friends of Hagrid are most likely to appear; however, it is inevitable other creatures will make an appearance as well.
The Motorbike Adventure ride makes its home at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure park in the area of Hogsmeade village. While in town, fans can buy wands and drink butterbeer in addition to all the fun rides in the area.
In the movie, Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane plays Hagrid.