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IOA | Hagrid's Motorbike Adventure | Intamin LSM Launch (Dragon Challenge replacement)

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  1. CSLKennyNI

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    Some more testing footage.
     
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    I do wish people would edit out all the waiting. That was a, what, 30 second video?

    Missed the super slo-mo this time, too.
     
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    I don't have time for that, can somebody please just tell me if it looks slow or not?
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Posts like this annoy me. You can't expect someone else to do the thing that you can't be bothered to do yourself.
     
  5. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    It looks quite fun - it hits the hill through the church at a good pace and the curve after the 4th(?) launch looks pretty forceful.
     
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    Looks slow.
     
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    I'm laughing so hard.
     
  9. Ethan

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    Don't worry you'll always be the biggest joke on this site.

    But damn, this thing has speed! That turn you can barely see after the 3rd launch looks like it might actually be intense! I'm still not sold on the theming yet but I'm hoping the actual coaster will be good.
     
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    Helicopter shot of the whole thing testing:


    Someone on Reddit ran it through a stablizer (thank god):


    Edit: Just in case the embedded video won't load (like mine), here's a direct link: CLICK.

    Reddit link here: CLICK, for those who care.
     
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    It doesn’t look to be high thrills by any means, but the length and theming should make it interesting. Can’t wait to see it open and get full POV’s
     
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    I'm really liking the look of this, the theming is incredible. Once the foilage grows a bit more over the years it'll only look better.

    I was concerned about all of the launches and break runs, making the ride a bit stop-start but it looks fun and doesn't seem to slow too much before the show points. Going up that spike while sitting on a bike will be a weird experience. Also I imagine they'll have quite a few trains going round at the same time, that should look pretty cool.
     
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    The coaster looks decent. But the crappy mural painted on the side of the show building is such a Universal thing.
     
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    I was really looking forward to this ride. I can't complain about the theming, but after seeing that test run I won't be in as much rush to experience it as I expected.
     
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    Looking awesome as usual, Universal! The theming looks top notch, and the coaster itself looks like a fun family coaster!
     
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    I think looking at any rollercoaster from that height is extremely deceptive. I'm really looking forward to seeing more from ground level.
     
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    A bit harsh considering you're looking at it from the viewpoint of a helicopter. And it looks like from the riders perspective , most won't even notice it.
    The background mural for kong looks real good, and I don't know if Disney are going to add onto it, but it looks way better than the show building for Guardians of The Galaxy.
     
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    This week, we’re revealing more about the magical creatures you’ll encounter on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the new epic adventure opening June 13 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It will be the most immersive, highly-themed coaster experience yet, and take you on a thrilling journey with Hagrid to the Forbidden Forest to discover the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.

    Now through April 19, stay tuned to the Universal Orlando blog as we give you a first-ever look at some of the creatures you’ll encounter…including one that’s never been seen in the films. A new creature will be revealed each day at 11 a.m. EDT to prepare you for the incredible things you may see during your trip into the Forbidden Forest as part of Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures Class.

    As our reveal week comes to an end, it’s time to reveal our final creature – not seen before in the films. Careful, you may want to approach from the front.

    Blast-Ended Skrewt
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    For the first time ever, you’ll be able to come face-to-face (or face-to-rear) with a Blast-Ended Skrewt on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Described as a cross between scorpions and elongated crabs, Skrewts aren’t afraid to attack other Skrewts they encounter and have incredibly strong armor that can’t be penetrated by spells – proving to be a challenge for Hagrid since they hatched.

    On your journey through the Forbidden Forest during Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, you’ll encounter Blast-Ended Skrewts up to 8 feet long with tails up to ten-feet high and topped with a massive stinger. The Blast-Ended Skrewt is the main lesson for the day but, as with all adventures with Hagrid, things don’t always go to plan…

    Fun Facts:
    • Blast-Ended Skrewts were first introduced in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and also mentioned in Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    • As you may have read in the book, Hagrid created these unique creatures by crossbreeding Fire Crabs and Manticores – fierce creatures in their own right
    • Skrewts create actual fire from their ‘blasting-ends,’ igniting at random intervals – so be wary during your encounter
    • Even if you’re far enough to avoid their fire, watch out as you may still catch a whiff of their powerful scent… known to smell like rotting fish
    Centaurs
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    A Centaur is a magical creature with a human head, torso and arms, joined to a horse’s body. They are, however, their own species and should be treated with great respect.

    As you make your way into the dark forest on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, look out for this mysterious archer in the distance ready to strike. He stands at 8 ft. tall, which would probably make him a great athlete in the Muggle world.

    Fun Facts:
    • In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hagrid is friendly with the Centaur herds as he regularly enters the Forbidden Forest to help injured creatures
    • According to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, these forest-dwelling beings usually live in herds of between 10 and 50 and are well-versed in magical healing, divination, archery and astronomy
    • Centaurs made their first appearance in the films during Harry Potter’s detention in the Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Devil’s Snare
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    While Devil’s Snare isn’t a creature, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to mention this perilous plant from the wizarding world – often strangling people who touch it with its dexterous vines. Devil’s Snare flourishes in damp, dark environments and it has a strong dislike of light and fire – remember that for your journey!

    Speaking of your journey, Devil’s Snare is one of the many challenges you’ll face on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. You may even find yourself entangled in a thicket of this dangerous plant but remember to remain calm! If you don’t, you may end up entangled in hundreds of its vines…

    And fun fact about Devil’s Snare, it made its first film appearance in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when the brave Hermione told her friends how to defeat this dangerous force.

    Cornish Pixies
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    In Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, you’ll see these troublesome creatures wreaking havoc on an infamous blue car… and in places you may not expect. They’re about 13 inches tall and you’ll find more than 20 pixies throughout your adventure. Happy hunting!

    Fun Facts:
    • According to Pottermore, Cornish pixies can produce a high-pitched jabbering that’s only comprehensible to other pixies
    • Cornish pixies made their first film appearance in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets during Gilderoy Lockhart’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class
    Fluffy, the Three-Headed Dog
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    Fluffy is a giant three-headed dog that’s known for being the trusted guard dog of the Sorcerer’s Stone. And, as many of you know, Fluffy has a weakness – he falls asleep to the sound of music.

    In Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, you’ll confront this gigantic, beloved creature deep in the Forbidden Forest. Proceed with caution – he’s a guard dog first and foremost. And in this new adventure, Fluffy weighs 8,000 Ibs., which is roughly as big as two standard Muggle cars.

    Fun Facts:

    • In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Fluffy belongs to Hagrid, who adopted him from a “Greek chappie” he met in a pub
    • Experts on Pottermore say Fluffy was inspired by Cerberus – the dog that in Greek mythology guarded the gates of the Underworld – and, just like Fluffy, he fell asleep to the sound of music
    • Fluffy made his first and only appearance in the film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    And these aren’t the only creatures you may encounter on your journey with Hagrid:

    • You may hear some Thestrals near the carriages
    • Look out for sculptures of various magical creatures living in the black lake, including Merpeople (mysterious underwater-dwelling beasts) and Grindylows (horned, pale-green water demons)
    • Keep your ears tuned for the voices of gnomes- they’re known to scurry about the grounds
    • And even more surprises!

    We can’t wait to see these creatures in person when Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens on June 13. Make sure to sign up for emails as we continue to reveal further details on this new experience. #WizardingWorldOrlando
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    Fluffy looks SO good!
     
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    Looking stunning, Universal! Also, might I add; nice to see them foraying into animatronics a bit! As much as I didn't mind Universal's use of screens, quite a few people were getting annoyed with them for it, so hopefully Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will win them back over!
     

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