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Harry Potter pal Hagrid is getting his own ride at Wizarding World section of Universal Orlando

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 2/21/2019 Gina Salamone
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There’s some huge news for fans of the Harry Potter franchise and theme parks.

Potter pal Rubeus Hagrid, a half-giant, half-man character first seen in the books by J. K. Rowling, is getting his own ride at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

Called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, it’ll open June 13 on the Islands of Adventure part of the themed-area called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The attraction will be “the most highly-themed coaster yet,” Universal Orlando said in a release Thursday.

“For the first time ever, guests will fly with Hagrid on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the path of some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures,” the release reads.

More details are expected to be revealed in next month.

In the book and movies about boy wizard Harry Potter and his magical friends, Hagrid is the gamekeeper and groundskeeper at the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, before being promoted to a teacher of the Care of Magical Creatures class.

In the opening scene of the first Harry Potter film, Hagrid is seen landing on a flying motorcycle while carrying a baby Harry.

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