Comments for VIDEO: Escape from Gringotts ride brings goblins to life with animatronics at Universal Orlando’s ‘Harry Potter’ expansion


  1. ryan

    stuff of pure nightmares!

  2. Joe

    Its very cool. But after seeing the Next-Gen Animatronics with the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train this looks dated already!

    1. Matt

      I agree, the Dwarves are the next generation and extremely cool. Still, using fully-modeled animatronics with the goblins here seem to work perfect, due to the subtlety of their movement and seemingly close proximity to audience. If you’re standing there in front of one for any length of time, I think you’d want to see a “real” face. Personally, push the lip movement a bit more and you’ve got it completely sold.

    2. Erica

      Oh good, I thought it was just me. Disney would have done better ­čÖü

  3. Josh

    You Disney heads make me laugh every time. The faces of the dwarves look very similar to Buzz Lightyear at Disneyland a very old attraction. I guarantee when you compare this entire attraction to the D ticket baby coaster at WDW then you can talk.

    1. Michel Lichand Mendon├ža

      Said the pot to the kettle.

  4. Joe

    Sorry Josh…even with Harry Potter, Universal is still a distant second. Let me know when they build a few more theme parks in Orlando, a few in Asia, one in Europe and have four Cruise ships…etc. Then we can talk.

  5. Gene

    Huge Disney fan here. And there are many things Disney does better. But (at least in Florida) Universal has been hands down better when it comes to rides in the last decade (however California Adventure and the overseas Disney parks have had some awesome recent additions). The new Fantasyland is a good start and I am really excited about whats happening at Animal Kingdom. But for now, in central Florida, it’s Universals time to shine. And that’s a good thing – it’s forcing the Mouse to up its game. And we (the fans) all win!

  6. Dione

    I hope the ride is better than their Animatronics. Nice detail but not impressed. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Animatronics are very impressive.

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