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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:43 pm

More Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, information. Looks and sounds amazing, I love how old they've made those buildings look, could easily be some ruins found somewhere in the UK. :)

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:51 pm

Interesting that none of the track layouts showed the spike. Guessing that's tied in with the mystery creature.

Makes you wonder what it is, can't remember many creatures from the books that didn't make it into the films. The Sphinx? Hagrid's brother?
 
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Universal emailed out to AP holders yesterday: 

The confirmed opening date for this is June 13th 2019. 

Not sure if you all knew already or planning on going to Universal that day
 
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:22 pm

Stranger Things returns to Halloween Horror Nights this year, with a house based around seasons 2 and 3. Last year's house was wonderfully designed, not the scariest, but an incredibly immersive experience. Exciting :)

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:52 pm

Universal revealed a first look at the Fluffy animatronic yesterday, with more of the creatures that will be encountered in Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure to be revealed this week. As well as the photos below, Inside Universal posted a short video of it in action.

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:10 pm

Looks, great. Hopefully this will be part of a trend back to the use of physical props over screens.
 
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:35 pm

Universal have now completed their week of creature reveals:

Tuesday provided a look at the Cornish Pixies, which have been teased from the initial stages of marketing, a lot of which are due to be seen around the Ford Anglia (which from aerial photos looks to be positioned on a rocky outcrop near the peak from which the train will roll backwards).

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On Wednesday, it was Devil's Snare, which has long been rumoured to form a key part of the narrative around the ride's drop track feature.

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Yesterday provided a look at the Centaurs. I'm not too sure where these are due to be encountered on the ride, but with similar lighting to that in the Devil's snares photos, it seems possible these may be encountered in the drop track show building, perhaps after dropping and before the final launch.

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Finally, today came the confirmation of what never-before-seen creature would feature in the attraction, with the reveal of the Blast-Ended Screwt. This looks to be the creature that will be encountered near the start of the ride, in the large hut-type building which has a whole 'burnt' in the side of it for the train to launch through.

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