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General Discussion - Hagrid's Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure

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

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Member Moderator

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    Also, in the POV the car doesn't move but @Brian G. said it does. Was it just not functioning or did I miss something?
     
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    Up and running! Line moved too. Weather looks grim The rest of the afternoon, however.
     
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    What's really positive is that virtually everyone on this forum had high expectations for the ride....and it appears the comments and reviews are meeting, or surpassing expectations. That's amazing in itself.
     
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    Heavy rain now w/ lightning.
     
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    @MCO twitter killing it
     
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    The middle ground between light and shadow...
    Okay, what's this business about a "skrewt pole" that people are talking about?
     
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  7. TommyJK

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    If you watch the POV video, you can clearly see that the skrewt is sitting on some kind of "pole" to move back and forth.
     
  8. Brian G.

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    The doors swing open and closed, the Pixies are turning the wheel.

    You can kinda see the pole that rotates the Skrewt.
     
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    Ahhhhhh it looks amazing! I'm so thrilled it turned out so great and that people love it. It just looks flat-out FUN. I'm a little baffled that the most impressive animatronic, Fluffy, is the one that the train doesn't slow down for. That is my only complaint. It's like Everest-level of "blink and you'll miss it" except this one actually moves.
     
  10. TommyJK

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    If you watch closer, I can see that the car looks to start rotating a bit?, perhaps more evident/noticable if you're on a bike further back in the train.
     
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    Well I lasted four years without watching a Gringotts POV but I caved and gave this one a look just to be part of the opening hype :lol: Looks like incredible fun!
     
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    Judging by the POV, I think there will be advantages to riding further back in the train to have more time to view the show scenes. Of course front row you get unobstructed views/higher drop on the spike etc. So many ways to ride this thing!
     
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    The thing about a POV like this is that it can never replicate the feeling of the launches and with so much detail at every angle, you’re getting the headlines but not the fine details.
     
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    Was on the boarding platform... and lightning. Again. Only did like 5 cars since they resumed. :afraid:
     
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    One ride definitely wasn't enough for me. There were so many details it's almost overwhelming (but in a good way). I miss it already :'(
     
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    Accuweather saying a break in the rain in 55 minutes.
     
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    I definitely think further back gets better show scene time, definitely seems the front doesn't get enough time to see the effect of car going or Hagrid/Skrewt.
     
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    When I rode it earlier at like 11 the whole skrewt and hagrid scene was not working and honestly killed the vibe of the coaster seeing them completely still. Other then that the ride is a absolute blast and far exceeded my expectations and is a much better fit for hogsmeade then dragon challenge
     
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    Sat towards the back. Definitely saw car door and steering wheel pixies moving. Looked great!
     
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    I think you want front for spike thrill, and further back for better scene viewing.
     

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