HARRY Potter superfans queued in searing heat for 10 hours as they clamoured to get on a new Hagrid-themed ride.
Wannabe witches and wizards camped for nearly half a day in a desperate bid to become the first muggles to ride on Hagrid's motorbike.
Wannabe witches and wizards camped for nearly half a dayCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Harry Potter fans queued for hours to be first in line for the new ride
The terrifying ride takes fans past centaurs and spiders as it crashes through the forbidden forest at breakneck speedCredit: Universal Orlando
The terrifying ride takes fans past centaurs and spiders as it crashes through the forbidden forest at breakneck speed.
The £230m ride opened yesterday to huge fanfair at Universal Studios Orlando – with admission rates starting at an eye-watering £140 for adults.
Sun Online Travel previously revealed that the experience will begin with guests becoming Hogwarts students while Hagrid leads a Care of Magical Creatures class, before boarding his enchanted motorbike and taking to the skies.
Specially designed to create a “freedom of flight” sensation, the bikes replicate Hagrid’s vehicle from the movie series – with an adjacent sidecar – giving guests two very different ride experiences depending on where they choose to sit.
True to Hagrid’s calamitous nature, things take a turn for the worse and you’ll find yourself needing a whole lot of magic to fend off a swarm of mischievous Cornish Pixies, a pack of centaurs, and Fluffy, a giant three-headed dog that has a bite as bad as its bark.
The track of the ride is angled to perfectly mimic the exact motions of an actual motorbike, with speeds reaching up to 50mph as you soar through the Forbidden Forest.
Alan Gilmore – art director on the record-breaking movie franchise – told how over 1200 real trees have been planted to replicate the shadowy lands of the Forbidden Forest.