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PODCAST: Explore magic of Universal’s Harry Potter with jaunt inside Forbidden Forest on Hagrid’s coaster (Ep. 2)

The Theme Park Rangers explore Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Islands of Adventure. Listen to the complete podcast on Apple Podcast.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure officially opens June 13 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. But the Theme Park Rangers have already been on the roller coaster. They discuss their journey into the Forbidden Forest and how the investment in Harry Potter is still paying off big for Universal.

The thrill ride, operating within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, includes encounters with animatronic beings (some scented). Theme park reporters Dewayne Bevil and Gabrielle Russon discuss their experience (they both rode it twice, day and night, on the motorbike and the sidecar). They offer tips (put your cellphone in a locker) and spoilers (the ahh! moment).

  • Which seat on the coaster is better -- motorbike or sidecar? (1:47)
  • SPOILERS: Ride surprises (2:41)
  • How family-friendly is this coaster? (8:32)
  • Dueling Dragons Easter Egg? (10:39)
  • Which is the better ride experience -- night or day? (10:54)
  • How does virtual line work (11:39)
  • Celebrity sightings (12:08)
  • How has Universal Orlando’s partnership with Harry Potter impacted other theme parks? (14:56)
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade opens in 2010 (16:08)
  • Which ride is better Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run or Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure? (18:25)

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