The West Highland Line, a Scottish railway that appears in the Harry Potter films as The Hogwarts Express, could benefit from some tourism.
One of the most appealing things about Harry Potter is the idea that magic is real. And that’s also been one of the best things about the series’ popularity: that’s exactly what the books’ magic has become. The wizarding world of Harry Potter has spread far beyond the pages of J.K. Rowling’s beloved series to reach… well, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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On Thursday, Universal Orlando announced that a Hagrid-themed roller coaster is set to open in the park as soon as June 13 of this year. The coaster, called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorcycle Adventure, is aptly named-only the most adventurous will want to board this ride! An official press release says it’s “the most highly-themed coaster yet.” Given that the whole place is already, well, a theme park, fans are thrilled to discover what this means exactly. Drawing inspiration from Hagrid’s iconic motorbike, the ride will be a two-seater. (So if you sit in the part that looks like Hagrid’s sidecar, does that mean you get to be Harry? Better call dibs before your friend!)
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While the much about the coaster is still under wraps (and under construction), fans do know that guests will “fly” and drop down “into the path of… the rarest magical creatures.” Whether or not it’s as much of a thrill ride as it sounds like it could be, one thing is for certain—we’re all thrilled about it!
Universal is constructing the coaster in the Hogsmeade section of the Wizarding World attraction. There are hints that further forthcoming details will drop in March (much like all of our stomachs in June as we take that first plunge).
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