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New Harry Potter roller coaster will be a tour at up to 80 km/h throughout Forbidden Forest

The new roller coaster at the Harry Potter‘s park will be a tour throughout Hogwarts Forbidden Forest, according to Universal Orlando Resort. The attraction, which makes reference to Hagrid’s motorcycle, will be opened on June 13th, 2019 in the Hogsmeade Village, which is part of the Universal’s Islands of Adventure park, in Orlando, United States.

The roller coaster promises a complete immersion in a Care of Magical Creature class. The visitors will spin, turn and be propelled back and forth with an acceleration of up to 80 kilometers per hour while taking a tour through the Forbidden Forest. During the journey, the visitor will also find magical creatures – as centaurs, a swarm of Cornish Pixies and Fluffy, the three-headed dog – and will have to face obstacles like the Devil’s Snare.

At the beginning of the ride, the visitors will have to choose between stepping in motorcycles or adjacent sidecars. Each one will bring a different experience, affirmed Universal Orlando Resorts.

New Harry Potter roller coaster will be a tour at up to 80 km/h throughout Forbidden Forest
Part of the attraction is a real forest with more than 1.200 trees which were planted to simulate the Forbidden Forest (Image: Universal Orlando Resort/Disclosure)

The park also released a video where actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) interviews Alan Gilmore, the Art Director from the Harry Potter films and responsible for the project of the new roller coaster. Watch below:

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure substitutes the previous roller coaster Dragon Challenge, which was disabled in August, 2017. It will be located at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. For more information and to buy tickets, access the park official website.

Translated into English by Caroline Dorigon
Edited by Aline Michel