hagrid ride creatures

Hagrid’s motorbike is getting increasingly crowded with every week. Fulfilling their promise of unveiling new creatures for the upcoming Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure ride at The Wizarding World in Universal Orlando, the resort released even more images of magical creatures that include a regal centaur, mischevious Cornish pixies, and the never before seen onscreen Blast-Ended Skrewt. See the first look at the new Hagrid ride creatures below

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Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

The magical creatures of the Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride are looking more realistic than ever. Universal Orlando Resorts released the first look at one of the titular creatures in the upcoming ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter land at Universal Orlando, which fans may recognize — though it looks decidedly un-fluffy as a giant animatronic puppet.

Fluffy the three-headed dog is the first of many creatures that will be unveiled in what is looking to be one of the most immersive experiences at the Harry Potter-themed area yet.

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Stranger Things Halloween Horror Nights 2019

We just hit the first day of spring, but Universal Studios is already looking ahead to the fall. The company announced that the hit Netflix series Stranger Things is making its triumphant return to Halloween Horror Nights this year, and a new teaser video is here to prove it. And while last year’s mazes were focused on the show’s first season, this year’s will be inspired by seasons two and three. Read More »

Harry Potter theme park ride

Rumors about Universal’s newest Harry Potter theme park ride have been floating around for years, and now we’ve learned that they were true: Universal Orlando Resort has just unveiled its first official look at the Wizarding World’s newest attraction: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, which features “the most highly-themed coaster yet.” Get more details below.
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fast and furious ride photos

If you want even more from the turbo-charged universe of the Fast and Furious franchise, you’re in luck. Universal is putting together a huge Fast and Furious ride that will immerse you into the high-octane, family-driven world of the films. Check out some Fast and Furious ride photos below that give you a glimpse of what to expect.

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harry potter video game ride

Harry Potter doesn’t own wizards and magic wands — though The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando certainly popularized selling them in merchandise form.

The magic wand is a particularly clever piece of marketing that also is deeply connected to the world of Harry Potter — there are whole subplots about the importance of a wizard’s bond with his wand and how the “wand chooses the wizard.” Heck, the entire finale of Harry Potter hinges on the ownership of a wand! Merlin’s wand in Disney’s The Sword in the Stone? Not so pivotal.

But Disneyland Paris is piggybacking on the success of the Harry Potter wands, and creating their own brand of magic wands that can be sold at a Merlin’s Shop near you! And by near you, I mean exclusively in Disneyland Paris.

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new harry potter world ride

A new ride is coming to Hogwarts.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando will be introducing a new  “thrill ride” in 2019, replacing the Dragon Challenge. Details are vague on what the new ride will entail, but it’s exciting news for a theme park that has been rapidly expanding since it first opened, in which only a few motion-based rides were available. Now, the theme park world of Harry Potter is only getting richer and more magical.

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nintendo worlds universal studios

Back in 2015, we first learned that Universal Studios was teaming up with Nintendo to bring the video game company’s iconic characters and games into their theme parks. Details were scarce – which parks would feature Nintendo characters and how they’d be utilized remained unknown.

Today, the first official details have been revealed. Entire Nintendo-themed lands are being planned for Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Orlando, and Universal Studios Japan and adjectives like “expansive,” “immersive” and “interactive are being tossed around. Hit the jump to learn about the Nintendo Worlds coming to Universal Studios theme parks.

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volcano bay

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Universal Studios Florida reveals the first official details about their new Volcano Bay waterpark.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood is making room for new theme park attractions.
  • Disney’s California Adventure is now offering special packages for their Frozen show.
  • The original Soarin‘ has been officially replaced by Soarin’ Around the World.
  • New footage from Shanghai Disneyland has arrived online.

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Universal Orlando May Be Planning Third Theme Park

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Universal Studios might be planning to add a third theme park to their Orlando Resort to complement Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure. A new report claims that the company is interested in buying a massive lot of land along Universal Boulevard and has an offer in. Learn more about the possible Universal Orlando third park, after the jump.
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