Started looking into booking your next vacation? You might want to head to Orlando with or without the kids. There’s a new attraction in town and it taps right into our communal sweet spot and to check it out, all you have to do is head to the Harry Potter theme park. Bikes and magic: that’s right up our alley! AMERiders gives you the scoop er wand or whatever here ya go.
The newly named attraction, which will be located inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade on the plot of land that originally held Dueling Dragons, is an Intamin-constructed family-friendly roller coaster.
Hagrid is the gentle giant who announces to Harry Potter that he’s a wizard before whisking him away in his flying sidecar. He sounds like our type of guy, right? While the bike isn’t clearly identified in the books aside from being a sidecar (from what I can remember—I don’t think J.K. Rowling cares too much) in the movies, big-guy Robbie Coltrane is put in the saddle of a modified, powder blue Royal Enfield Bullet 500, fitted with a sidecar to fly boy-hero Harry Potter around.
The track has no giant hills or upside-down loops, but does feature multiple launches and innovative maneuvers, including vertical and backwards segments, along with an indoor elevator-style drop.
In keeping with the attraction’s title, the ride vehicles will be styled after Hagrid’s motorbike and sidecar. Guests will have a choice of sitting up on the motorcycle or settling down into the passenger seat. Along the way, guests will see “some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures,” which are expected to be represented as animatronics (as opposed to 3D screens).
The Universal Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park is getting a new attraction and starting on June 13, visitors will now be able to sit on a reproduction of the flying Bullet on the Hagrid’s Magical Motorbike Adventure ride. It was about time we got a proper motorcycle attraction!
There’s something undeniably family-friendly about a sidecar. Director Jason is a big fan and has even been seen taking his kids for a ride. We’re definitely all for an attraction revolving around a motorcycle ride, especially a magical one.
Universal set June 13 as the official opening date, but odds are good that unannounced technical rehearsal previews could happen in the days or weeks leading up to the debut day. The summer debut will give Universal’s ride several months in the spotlight before Walt Disney World’s anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge premieres near year’s end.
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Source: Orlando Weekly