All the action from the grand opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure in Orlando

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure grand opening
Universal Orlando

Hagrid, yer a rollercoaster! Yes, the new experience at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort is finally here, and Pottermore were there at the grand opening.

We experienced the ride first-hand for ourselves and also had a catch-up with some very special guests.

Earlier this year, we announced a new upcoming ride that would be coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort’s real-life recreation of the Wizarding World we know and love from the Harry Potter films. Now, that ride is officially open – and it’s all about a certain Hogwarts gamekeeper.

Hagrid ride Phelps twins
Universal Orlando

This latest ride, named Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, boasts several ground-breaking new features, including a fully immersive Forbidden Forest with live trees, a series of surprise drops, a state of the art animated model replica of Robbie Coltrane, and the creation of several magical creatures. And now the time has come to finally see it in the flesh.


Harry Potter stars Tom Felton, Rupert Grint, the Phelps twins, Evanna Lynch and Warwick Davis appeared at the grand opening to wave the Hagrid flag of support, so of course we had to say hello.



As for the ride itself, Pottermore actually got to experience Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure along with some lucky fans. The attraction involves hurtling through the Forbidden Forest on a motorbike that looks very much like Hagrid’s (or you can sit in the sidecar) and off you go at a whirlwind pace.


So, what did the fans think? Here's one review...


The ride wasn't the only surprise for the fans, who got an extra-special surprise when our Harry Potter film residents decided to join them. We chatted to Ashley and Chelsea (two proud Slytherins) who were thrilled to bump into the actors, including fellow Slytherin, Draco Malfoy - (well, Tom Felton) who decided to sit with them for the experience. As you do.

'Getting to experience the ride with the cast members for the first time was so amazing', Chelsea said, looking somewhat shocked.

'And the ride itself? It's my favourite one here.'

As well as the thrills, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is also packed with easter eggs for eagle-eyed fans to spot - including actual eggs...


Basically, this is the best Care of Magical Creatures class ever. And you can bet that the views are pretty great too.


Of course, we don’t want to spoil all the surprises of the ride for you but rest assured – in the words of Hagrid – this rollercoaster a ‘thumpin’ goodun’’.

For more information on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, check out Universal Orlando’s official website.

Also, take a look at our Twitter page to see even more amazing footage from the days' events!