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General Discussion - Hagrid's Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by Joe, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. VolcanoAye

    VolcanoAye Rookie

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    The trees in the ride are set to grow more, right? Love the ride but wish there was as much greenery (more grass less pavement too but looks like we’re past that) like in the concept art
     
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  2. WillQ92

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    Definitely gonna grow a bit thicker, but not by much. A lot of the trees they used as lookalikes for the Forbidden Forest are native Florida pines which don't get too thick. Some do grow pretty tall though.
     
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  3. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    ....yes trees grow. They also die, they’ve had to replace some already.
     
  4. Cup_Of_Coffee

    Cup_Of_Coffee Veteran Member

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    Ive only ridden twice so maybe it'll be different this coming April, but the lack of trees (you know, comparatively) I really didnt notice on the ride too much. There's just SO much going on in this ride that it never crossed my mind. That being said though I hope they grow a bit taller as well to give a tad bit more of a feeling of "Forrest"
     
  5. WillQ92

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    Compared to opening day, the foliage is much more abundant for sure.
     
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  6. shiekra38

    shiekra38 Veteran Member

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    VB took a good year to grow in, I imagine Hagrid will look how it is supposed to in a year...after two is should be even more
     
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  7. Scott W.

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  8. devinp267

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    So question.. is it standard practice Now for the bar to stay down on the green light w/o pushing? Or is this just some do some don't type situation?? I'm down 42 lbs so far from 317 hope it's enough by my trip in january.
     
  9. JoeCamel

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    Keep going, it is good for you
     
  10. devinp267

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    Yep..hagrids changing lives :lol: I see many on uoap Facebook losing weight for hagrids.
     
  11. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Congrats on the weight loss! It’s really hard to do and a great thing you’ve done for yourself.

    Im not sure what you mean by the green light and pushing down, so you mean in the test seat?
     
  12. Andysol

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    And they lost a significant amount of their trees just 4 months after it opened thanks to Irma.

    Congrats Devin. Very proud of you- keep going “just in case”. I can’t wait to hear how you like it after January.
    More than the weight and size, how are you feeling?
     
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  13. devinp267

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    Yes I've heard recently that you can no longer hold the restraint down, that it has to stay green on it's own when pulled down.
    I feel amazing, a LOT OF THINGS that used to bother me have disappeared into thin air. Took a damn ride to get me to feel this way :lol: An amazing ride though. And thanks you both I think I'm gonna be good come January!!
     
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  14. JohnHammondsCane

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    Congrats! My brother is 6'3 and 275 lbs-ish and have no problem in both the sidecar and on the motorbike.

    You'll love the ride. It's incredible. We even got a ride in during the rain (it kinda hurts actually, lol, in a good way) that was so much fun!
     
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  15. devinp267

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    Yeah I'm 5'10 277lbs and below the waist is my problem. I'm hoping im good im getting ready to really kick into high gear this final month. Pants are really loose so im hopeful. Can't wait to ride hopefully:grin:
     
  16. Mike S

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    Ride down right now. Been down a while. Anyone else stuck in the room with the roof projection?
     
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  17. Joe

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    Coming back around to this, seems like a lot of the trees in the backwards helix section have died and are being removed. I really hope they are replaced as it looks too barren now.
     
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  18. Brian G.

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    We're hitting 9-10 trains now.
     
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  19. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Also noticed it was running late last night.

    *knocks on wood*
     
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  20. OLSinFLA

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    Yup. Finally got a night ride in! (Posted at 2 hours, wait time was 1 hr 20) -- pretty amazing at night, when you really can't see where you are going :)
     
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