YOU’RE A ROBOT, HAGRID! First look at new figure for Universal ‘Motorbike’ attraction
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is a suitably large attraction name for an equally large presence in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and today Universal has given us our first look at the new animatronic figure from the attraction.
The new video gives us a teaser look at the incredibly realistic figure who carries his trademark wand-umbrella as he greets guests embarking on the voyage.
Named for the lovable half-giant gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will take guests in little motorbike scooters just like the one Hagrid drives in the HARRY POTTER films. On the journey, guests will encounter several enchanted beings from the wizarding world including Fluffy the three-headed dog, Centaurs, and those tricky Cornish pixies.
Here’s a few fun facts courtesy of Universal about the new figure:
- Universal Creative, the team responsible for creating Universal’s iconic rides and attractions, worked directly with Robbie Coltrane – who portrays Hagrid in the Harry Potter films – to study his body movements and facial expressions to develop 24 different body actions for this animated figure
- Incredible attention to detail was taken to recreate Hagrid’s likeness from the films, including a meticulously hand-sculpted face, digital scans of Hagrid actor Robbie Coltrane’s teeth, and careful placement of individual hair strands – including eyebrows and lashes.
- The costume Hagrid wears was designed by the same team that created his on-screen attire for the Harry Potter films
- Hagrid’s height is exactly proportional to his height in the films – 7 feet 6 inches tall
- Robbie Coltrane recorded a custom script for Hagrid in this new adventure
- And be on the lookout for an exact replica of Hagrid’s famous pink umbrella!
See it for Yourself
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, in Universal’s Islands of Adventure park in Orlando on June 13, 2019!