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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:50 pm

coasterbill wrote:So this is random but I’m watching CNBC and Universal Orlando is apparently now running ads promoting Diagon Alley and (a few scenes later) the Jaws ride as if it’s still a thing. Has anyone else seen these?

... what the f*ck are they doing? :lol:


You didn't mention the best part of the commercial with all of the guests filming on rides with their phones!!! (Not allowed and Universal freaks out over this!!!)

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:33 pm

I need to see this commercial. :lol:
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby jynx242 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:07 pm

coasterbill wrote:Ah, that makes sense. I had no idea that they had a Jaws ride (or portion of a ride) outside of Japan. I’m a dumbass. :lol:


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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:54 am

The Universal Orlando Resort has sent us a press advisory announcing the opening date of the new themed coaster experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! More information on the coaster will be released in the near future, but now you can start planning your visits to experience the new coaster!

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Universal Orlando Resort today revealed the name and opening date for the highly-anticipated, new adventure coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will open on June 13, 2019 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and feature the most highly-themed coaster yet. 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.

Stay tuned - more details about the incredible new experience will be revealed in March.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby pianojohn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:59 am

I predict we'll just end up calling it HMA.
Not sure who the genius is who came up with a FIVE word name for a roller coaster.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 am

Interesting to see that the trains look a little similar (at least in concept art) to the 2007 Motorbike coaster that was built in Australia's Dreamland. Have these Motorbike/Sidecar trains been used on any other coaster since?
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:08 am

^I was wondering if the 'weird' trains would add more problems to the queue with people fighting over wanted the bike vs. the sidecar, but then I don't remember our group super caring in Australia so maybe it will work?

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:10 am

SharkTums wrote:^I was wondering if the 'weird' trains would add more problems to the queue with people fighting over wanted the bike vs. the sidecar, but then I don't remember our group super caring in Australia so maybe it will work?

We also had ERT on it with only about 20-something people so I think everyone got to ride whatever they wanted. This coaster is also not quite as high of a profile as Potter either. I can tell you that riding in the side car and the bike are two very different ride experiences and Universal will probably just use that to get people to re-ride.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am

Yeah I've already accepted the fact that as long as I'm with Brit I'll never get the window seat on a plane and I'll never get the motorbike car on Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. It's a small price to pay :lol:
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am

So some form of dueling dragons lives on lol :p :lol: :lmao: ! #ChooseYourFate
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