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

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.

Universal: New Harry Potter world ride draws Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, other actors

The opening of the new Hagrid's Motorbike Adventure ride at Universal's Harry Potter World brought Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy and other actors for a celebratory "moment" on the evening of June 11.

Universal Orlando: New roller coaster features Hagrid, creatures, high-speed stretches, surprises

Universal Orlando previews its new roller coaster, populated by Hagrid, magical creatures, animatronic moments

Universal’s newest hotel, Surfside Inn and Suites, costs less than $100 a night

Universal gave the media a tour Tuesday of Surfside Inn - and showed off the surf board-shaped pool - for the first time before the 750-bed hotel opens June 27.

Universal CityWalk previews new restaurant named Bigfire

Universal CityWalk previews new restaurant called Bigfire, which features a lake-house vibe, s'mores and more.


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Universal: Hagrid coaster ceremony will be live-streamed

Universal will have a livestream of the opening ceremony for its new roller coaster, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

As Hagrid roller coaster debuts at Universal, love for Wizarding World of Harry Potter still runs strong

The Orlando Sentinel caught up with some of the people who waited hours for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Are they still mega fans, years later?

Universal: New Hagrid roller coaster may use Virtual Line

Universal says it may break out its Virtual Line option for its new roller coaster: Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Islands of Adventure.

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights: Tickets on sale with scary amount of options

Tickets for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights are now on sale. It's scary how many options you have.

Volcano Bay guest reported shocks hours before Universal closed water park. OSHA is investigating.

Volcano Bay had been open less than an hour to the general public Sunday before at least one visitor complained something was wrong, according to a report. Yet Universal’s water park remained open for hours afterward, even as other visitors reported feeling electric shocks — like they had been “zapped” — at about 11 a.m. when they walked on the pavement, a tourist said.

Universal Orlando guests complain of being ‘zapped’ at Volcano Bay water park

On the final day of their Orlando vacation, three sisters walked at Volcano Bay when two of them suddenly felt “zapped" on their feet. They're frustrated by what they see as Universal’s slow response to guests reportedly being electrically shocked.

Workers at Universal’s Volcano Bay hospitalized after ‘technical issues’ at water park

The condition of the employees taken to a hospital on Sunday at Universal's Volcano Bay is unknown. A spokesman said the water park closed early for technical issues.