New Harry Potter Rides
We can thank the brilliant J.K. Rowling for pretty much shaping the imaginations of a generation. Whether you or your little muggles have read a (or the series) Harry Potter book, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Resort is epic for people of all ages. Speaking of epic, on June 13th, an whole new world opens up with the addition of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! Here’s a quick rundown of HP’s world and information about the newest addition.
This is the local mode of transportation. Board the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross Station in London at Universal Studios Florida and travel to Hogsmeade Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, or of course, the other way around. Keep your eyes peeled because as you travel from London into the British countryside, you never know who—or what—you might see out the window. A Park-to-Park admission ticket is needed to ride
Welcome to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Situated at the bottom of Hogwarts castle, you’ll find Hogsmeade, a snowcapped village bustling with enchanted shops, attractions and an inviting tavern. Explore the corridors and classrooms of Hogwarts. Take off with Harry and his friends to soar above the castle on an unforgettable journey.
Here you will follow in Harry Potter’s footsteps as you walk through the streets of London, and enter Diagon Alley where you’ll find many of the wizarding world’s most famous establishments. Dine at the Leaky Cauldron, see a wand choose a wizard at Ollivanders wand shop, and travel deep below Gringotts bank for a multi-dimensional thrill ride.
The Leaky Cauldron
Despite its cathedral ceiling with views of guest rooms, The Leaky Cauldron is a small, grubby-looking pub and inn in Diagon Alley. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry stayed there for several weeks over the summer before heading back to Hogwarts. Enjoy British staple dishes such as Bangers and Mash, Ploughman’s Platter, Toad in the Hole, Fish And Chips, and Cottage Mini Pie. Wash it all down with a delicious Butter Beer (hot, cold or frozen).
Escape From the Gringotts
Enter Gringotts bank beneath the massive fire-breathing dragon (so cool!) at the far end of Diagon Alley. Inside, walk through its grand marble lobby and see goblins hard at work. Then, take a journey through cavernous passageways that lead deep underground as you climb aboard this multi-dimensional thrill ride. Along the way you’ll encounter Hermione, Harry and Ron.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
This is the epic new addition opening this June. For the first time ever, you can fly deep into the heart of the Forbidden Forest, beyond Hogwarts castle. As you soar past towering trees on your magical motorbikes, magnificent creatures, fierce beasts and wondrous surprises surround you. Stay focused because one mistake could drop you into an endless pit of Devil’s Snare, or put you in the sights of a centaur’s bow. A true delight for any Harry Potter fan! Opens June 13, 2019.
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