niversal Orlando has revealed more details about its roller coaster that’s under construction in the original Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction. New descriptions of the ride provide facts such as speed, maneuvers, height requirements and characters seen in association with Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. The ride debuts at Islands of Adventure theme park June 13.
Riders will “experience a freewheeling coaster flight where they’ll twist, turn and rush forward – and backward – at speeds up to 50 mph,” said a news release distributed Tuesday morning.
The coaster’s storyline involves a trip into the Forbidden Forest, a dark and dangerous locale referenced in all seven of the original “Potter” books by J.K. Rowling. The guide aboard the Universal ride will be Hagrid, a half human/half giant character who is both gamekeeper and teacher of the “Care of Magical Creatures” course at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.