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This week, Universal Orlando Resort is giving fans of the iconic magical series a sneak peak at the magical creatures from the upcoming ride, Harry Potter fans a first-look at the magical creatures set to feature on the upcoming ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! A coaster, dubbed by Universal as a “story coaster”. A roller coaster telling a magical story and we couldn’t be more excited.
Come back to this post each day from April 15-19 for an initial look at the amazing creatures highlighted in the much anticipated ride. We will be updating right here on the blog and stay tuned to our Instagram story for when the posts go live!
Everyone’s favorite three headed dog is back! Fluffy from the original Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone! If you will remember, Harry, Ron, Hermoine and Neville stumble upon Fluffy after Draco Malfoy challenges Harry to a duel and the foursome end up fooled by Malfoy and on the run from Filch.
They end up in a locked room (Hermoine magicked unlocked) and come face to face to Fluffy, the ferocious three-headed dog put there by Hagrid to guard the sorcerer’s stone; a powerful and magical stone whose mystical properties give the possessor the ability to turn any substance into pure gold and also gives them immortality.
Well Fluffy is back in and has landed in Universal. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure includes an actual forest complete with over 1,200 live trees bringing the Forbidden Forest to life.
According to Universal, guests will fly deep into the Forbidden Forest led by Hagrid as their guide. Adventuring beyond the grounds of the castle on a groundbreaking coaster experience unlike any other.
Adventurers are taking Hagrid’s Magical Creatures class and will magical motorbikes. Students can choose to ride either in the motorcycle or adjacent sidecar.
Monday’s creature revealed by Universal is Fluffy. Although terrifying in appearance, Hagrid sees just another unique and lovable creature looking for love. You will see Fluffy while riding your motorbike.
On Tuesday, Universal Orlando took a page out of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. As said by the extremely over rated Professor Gilderoy Lockhart, “It is my job to arm you against the fowlest creatures known to wizard kind. I must ask you not to scream. It might provoke them!”
Freshly caught cornish pixies are another creature from the wizard world that you will encounter on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. And you will do well to remember, that “Pesky Pixie Pesconomy.” is not going to keep them at bay.
You might do better with a more immobilizing charm. And our eyes are not deceiving us, I do believe that is a flying Ford Anglia this pixie in the teaser from Universal is “driving”. Hopefully there are no womping willows nearby.
On Wednesday, Universal released the latest creature students will encounter in Care of Magical Creatures with Hagrid as they soar through the Forbidden Forest on Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure.
Another aspect of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone will make an appearance in the ride and that will be Devil’s Snare. You might remember the magical trio got a little caught up in the creepy tendrils as they fought their way past the defenses put in place by Hogwarts teachers to get to the Sorcerer’s Stone before Voldemort.
Luckily, Hermoine pays attention in Herbology and was able to free them. Brush up on your Herbology knowledge for this one fans you don’t want to get left behind without a wand!
Our next creature makes several appearances throughout the famed series, including in the first book when Harry stumbles upon this star gazing creature in the forbidden forest on the lookout for an injured Unicorn.
Throughout the Harry Potter series, Centaurs, highly intelligent creatures with bodies that are half man and half horse, make it a point to stay out of human affairs and tribulations. Except for Firenze, whom Harry befriends early in the series and who eventually takes on a teaching position at Hogwarts.
Centaurs are known in the magical world to be skilled in healing, divination and astronomy and are known to be very powerful and very territorial creatures. The Centaur in Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure stands over 8 feet tall and will be seen drawing back an arrow from a bow.
The attraction opens at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter on June 13, 2019.
Check back tomorrow as we add yet another creature to our adventure! We will be adding each creature to this original post but will highlight the new section in bold each day.
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