Universal Orlando

Now, you too can ride with Hagrid on his magical motorbike.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando announced the name and opening date of its newest ride. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will open June 13 at Islands of Adventure.


Visitors will join Hagrid as they fly beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle on a roller coaster and see "some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.”

The track has no upside-down loops or giant hills, but does feature multiple launches and vertical and backwards segments, along with an indoor elevator-style drop. The vehicles resemble motorbikes, and riders can choose to sit on the bike or in an attached sidecar.

The new ride replaces the former Dragon Challenge coaster (which previously replaced the Dueling Dragons  coaster).

The June launch date gives the ride plenty of time to have its day in the sun before Disney World's highly-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge park opens at the end of the year.