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The problem with Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure
Before I get started, let me be clear that this in my opinion and that you may not agree. Today, I am going to talk about the problem with Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure, or at least, MY problem with Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure.
The problem with Hagrid’s is not the crowds, the wait time or capacity issues. That is to be expected on any new ride, especially a new ride in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The reason for the occasional late opening is that the ride has to be down for so many hours for maintenance, which makes sense for such a complex ride. I suspect that when the new Jurassic World rollercoaster opens, the lines at Hagrid’s will be more manageable. Even now, the lines aren’t so bad.
The problem with Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure is…
My issue with Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure is the queue. I really enjoy the queue for other Wizarding World rides, like Escape from Gringott’s and The Forbidden Journey.
The first (outdoor) area of Hagrid’s is just fine. We see Hagrid’s Hut among other things. My problem with the queue is once you get inside. There are multiple areas that are very claustrophobic.
It feels much more closed in than the queues for Gringott’s or Forbidden Journey. There are a lot of people in a very small space. If you have issues with crowds or small spaces, you won’t like it.
Furthermore, you’re in this part of the queue for a while and it’s just generally unpleasant. When you combine a hot Florida day with a small enclosed space filled with people, well, you get the picture.
The outside part of the queue is great!
How is the ride itself?
Although Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure does not go upside down, it is more of a thrill ride compared to the screen-hybrid Gringott’s and Forbidden Journey. It has a backward section as well as a drop that will definitely surprise you if you aren’t expecting it.
I was told to ride the motorbike as it feels more like “actually being on a motorcycle” compared to the sidecar. I have to admit that riding the motorbike part of the coaster does not feel like actually being on a motorcycle, but itis a lot of fun!
Overall, I think I spent several months getting over-excited for this ride. It’s a great ride, but it didn’t change my life. Although most people now say that Hagrid’s is their favorite Wizarding World ride, I have to say that mine is still Escape from Gringott’s.
Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure
That’s my opinion, what do you think? Have you ridden Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure? What do you think of the queue? What do you think of the ride itself? Let me know in the comments. If you’re heading to Universal Orlando, check out my other Universal Travel Tips:
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