Universal Confirms Beloved ‘Harry Potter’ Experience Closed Indefinitely

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort is full of magical experiences that bring in Guests from all around the world.

Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida are two world-class experiences that are completely immersive and unique.

Attractions like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, the Hogwarts Express, and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure pull the Wizarding World together.

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However, it seems one experience in the Wizarding World may continue to be indefinitely closed for a while.

Universal Orlando Resort recently replied to a Guest on Twitter who was asking if the preshow for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure would return. Unfortunately, Universal Orlando does not have any information on when it might return.

Hi Adam, We apologize for any disappointment. This experience is currently not available, and we do not have information on when it will return, at this time. Please know, your feedback will be documented and shared with the proper Leadership Teams.

Since the pandemic, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure has sporadically run the preshow, but it has been less often than many Universal Orlando fans would like.

Many are probably unaware that the attraction even has a preshow, but it does and it’s supposed to take place in the showroom just prior to boarding. It features Author and Hagrid attempting to prep the motorbikes before you ride through the Forbidden Forest.

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
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Unfortunately, with the massive lines that continue to form at the attraction, adding in the preshow would make the line queue even longer and that seems to be the reason why Universal Orlando has removed the preshow for the time being. Every now and then, you may see it run but a regular running of the show is not likely to return for quite some time.

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Universal Orlando Resort is full of fun experiences and thrilling attractions that you can’t miss. You can experience Diagon Alley and venture into Gringotts at Universal Studios Florida. In addition, Guests can enjoy Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack, Transformers: The Ride, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, E.T. Adventure Ride, and more at Universal Studios Florida.

Islands of Adventure has some fantastic attractions, as well, like The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and more! Volcano Bay is also open for those who want to get their splash on, and at the moment, Epic Universe is under construction with a potential 2025 opening date. Epic Universe is set to be the largest Universal Park in the world when it opens.

Do you love Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort? Let us know in the comments.

If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies! And, who could forget about the Wizarding World of ‘Harry Potter’ where you can experience rides like ‘Harry Potter’ and the Escape from Gringotts and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! Also, in the latest Universal Parks News, the Epic Universe is currently under construction and set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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