Saturday, April 20, 2019

Universal Orlando- All the 'Magical Creatures' coming to the newest Wizarding World Expansion!

 Universal Orlando Shows Magical Creatures, All Coming to Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

Geeze, that name is STILL a mouthful and we're only typing it!

This week, Universal Orlando has been teasing imagine of all the magical creatures they've been packing into the newest attraction coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  The new attraction- Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is taking the place that once belonged to Dueling Dragons/Dragon Challenge. An amazing dueling, inverted coaster.. ruined by idiots.
...but we're not opinionated on that, not at all!
We are, however, excited to see a new attraction coming to the already dazzling Wizarding World that Universal and Rowling have given us.


Anyways, we're here to give you the up-to-date reveals that have happened over the last week. So be prepared, we've got magical beasties ahead!


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kennywood- Steel Curtain Update 4/16/19



Hello Fellow Readers!!!

I am here with the monthly update and pictures for Steel Curtain out in Kennywood.  So at this point the dive loop and banana roll are up and completed (see pictures below).  All the pictures are from Kennywood's Facebook page.

 


 

 

 

 

 






I love how Kennywood included the bridge in the ride so to speak.  It just adds that little bit of extra so the environment.

So as of right now opening day for Kennywood is May 4th and Steel Curtain doesn't have an official opening day just Summer 2019.

There really isn't much more to added this evening so I shall make this the end and see everyone at the next update!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Universal Orlando- Ride Testing Footage and Details about Hagrids Motorbike Adventure

New Details and Ride Testing for Universal Orlando's 'Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure'.

Wow, I still think that name is a mouth-full to say and the same with typing it. From now on, we're just going to shorten that one to 'Hagrid's Motorbike Adventure'.



So  yes, new details have come down the line on what all is included with this newest addition to Wizarding World at Islands of Adventure. Universal has stated that "Race thought the forbidden forest at speeds up to 50mph, moving both forwards and backwards at times. Encounter some of the Wizarding Worlds rarest creatures, including: A Centaur, Cornish Pixies, Fluffy, the three-headed dog and a special new creature that has never been seen in the film series. Plus, you'll have an encounter with Devils Snare along the way".

As expected, Universal is touting this new attraction as their most highly themed, immersive coaster yet. It's also rumored that the list above isn't complete, that the ride will also include seeing a unicorn, threstrals and no one can seem to decide what the 'mystery' creature will be! OrlandoParkStop has posted some amazingly detailed aerial photos with some great shots!





Again, you can see more of these high-res images on OrlandoParkStop. 


Early ride testing video has also been spotted online, showing a few more details of the train and the coaster. We've included the video below. 



Overall, this is looking to be an amazing attraction coming from Universal Orlando and we can't wait to check it out in person! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Kings Dominion- Volcano Demolition has begun.

 Demolition has begun on Volcano-The Blast Coaster.

Not surprising, that nothing is to be spared, but watching the demolition of such an iconic ride hurts my heart. The last several years have seen the coaster plagued with maintance issues and it spent more time down, that running.

 Not only was in a unique coaster, the 'mountain' that is the volcano housed several previous attractions in Kings Dominion. It opened in 1979 with several rides, called 'The Lost World' which had several rides included and saw a re-theme in 1984 as 'Smurf Mountain'.



The images below come from KDFans.com