May 06, 2019 03:49 PM EST
Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Photo of New Hagrid Animatronic
Universal Orlando Resort's Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be opening on June 13 and now we get to see a sneak peek at what Hagrid will look like in the ride.
The resort has created its most life-like animated figure for the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet. No details were spared in the creation of this impressive animatronic.
Some facts about the Hagrid animatronic:
*The animated figure features an extensive motion profile of 24 different body movements and facial expressions, mimicking Robbie Coltrane's exact motions as Hagrid from the Harry Potter film series
*A digital scan of Robbie Coltrane's mouth was used to create Hagrid's teeth
Hagrid's entire face was meticulously sculpted by hand
*Hagrid's costume was designed by the same team that created his on-screen wardrobe
*Robbie Coltrane recorded a custom script for Hagrid in this new adventure
*The height of the animated figure is 7 feet 6 inches tall - exactly proportional to Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series.
Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President of Universal Creative, said, "Hagrid is such an iconic character and an integral part of the Harry Potter franchise, so we were excited to develop a truly innovative and authentic animated figure to bring him to life for this experience. We worked tirelessly to make sure Hagrid's full essence was captured with the utmost attention to detail for our guests to feel completely immersed in this all-new adventure."
When it opens on June 13, 2019, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will join the lineup of award-winning entertainment experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort and bring an all-new adventure inspired by J.K. Rowling's beloved stories to life. Guests will fly deep into the Forbidden Forest aboard magical motorbikes to brave the mysteries and thrills beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Universal's Islands of Adventure. For more information on this new experience, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com.
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