Reports indicate that Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, a roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, will close for refurbishment in February 2023.
The ride is likely to be closed from late February through early March for a period of 10-14 days. Universal has not yet confirmed the schedule.
During Hurricane Ian in September 2022, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure sustained damage. While it did not cause the ride to close, part of the queue has been diverted.
This section of ramp in the queue has been blocked off, and a bridge takes guests over the wall through trees to bypass that section.
The bridge leads here, where it meets back up with the normal queue. Guests with mobility devices can be taken in via the exit at this time. A Team Member has also been present at the bridge to ensure guests get across safely.
Temporary walls and scrim are in place. We’ve also seen some barricades on the inside walls near the coaster track while on the ride.
The coaster opened in June 2019 and replaced Dragon Challenge in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. Since then, it’s had a fair share of operational issues and temporary closures due to fires, bee infestations, and more.
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