Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Preshow Makes a Small Comeback After “Indefinite” Closure
Since its opening in 2019, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure has been a great success. Not even a ten-hour wait was enough to discourage fans. The experience, which is 5,053 feet long (almost a mile), takes visitors for a thrilling ride around the Forbidden Forest, where they will encounter creatures present in the Harry Potter books and movies.
While the ride itself still remains operational, many riders haven’t had the opportunity to see the preshow before heading to the motorbikes. Before the journey starts, Hagrid and Arthur Weasley talk to the guests in order to prepare them for the ride. Or at least that was the case when the preshow was still open. In mid-March, a fan took to Twitter to ask Universal Orlando Resort the reason why the preshow wasn’t happening anymore. The company gave the following answer:
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.
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) March 14, 2022
Sources at Inside the Magic suggest that the preshow has remained sporadically closed because of the massive wait times. Adding the show back into the mix would more likely exacerbate the time guests spend waiting for the main event.
Guests were convinced that the show would remain indefinitely closed, that is until one rider took to Reddit just the other day to share her surprise that the preshow is in fact still operating.
Good morning, y’all! Just wanted to update you guys that I was at IOA last night late on line for Hagrids [sic] [at] about 9:55pm. And they squeezed us in the room and had the pre show on! It was like I hit the jackpot. Very excited to see it and just wanted you all to know, it still exists!
Another rider shared that they were also admitted to the preshow but at a much busier time of the day and not when they went for “a night ride.” The lack of consistency is giving us whiplash, to say the least. There has been no official word from Universal Orlando about any plans to bring the preshow back once and for all, so we wouldn’t suggest getting your hopes up just yet.
Visitors can still enjoy the other attractions at the park, such as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and the famous Hogwarts Express ride.
Have you ever ridden Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure? If you have, were you able to see the preshow? Let’s us know in the comments.