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Park News


Universal Orlando reveals Hagrid animated figure


Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – opening June 13. And it’s none other than Hogwarts gamekeeper and Care of Magical Creatures professor himself – Hagrid. Guests will come face-to-face with Hagrid during


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their journey as his hyper-realistic animated figure tries to contain his beloved Blast-Ended Skrewt. The gentle half-giant will guide guests through their adventure into the Forbidden Forest as they encounter some of the wizarding world’s most rare magical creatures. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and Hagrid’s animated figure are to be brought to life by Universal Creative, the team responsible for creating Universal’s iconic rides and attractions. The team spent thousands of hours creating Hagrid’s animated figure with a level of detail that has never been done before, working alongside actor Robbie Coltrane - who portrays Hagrid in the Harry Potter


niversal Orlando Resort has created its most life-like animated figure for the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet,


film series – to develop the most advanced and realistic animated figure of its kind. No details were spared when precisely replicating


Hagrid for this new experience. Every detail about Hagrid is authentic to what has been featured in the Harry Potter film series, all the way down to his iconic pink umbrella. 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, and his costume designed by the same team that created his on-screen wardrobe. Robbie Coltrane recorded a custom script for Hagrid in this new adventure, and the height of the animated figure is 7 feet 6 inches (2.3 m) tall, exactly proportional to Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series. “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,” said Thierry Coup, senior vice president of Universal Creative. “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 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.


Mary Jane Brewer named executive director of AIMS International


Mary Jane Brewer has been appointed as the next executive director of AIMS International, a non-profit association dedicated to improving amusement Industry safety through leadership in education. She will succeed Karen Oertley. Brewer brings more than 20 years of industry experience to AIMS International and will assume overall responsibility for day-to-day management and operation of the association effective June 1, 2019. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, she will report to the board of directors.


Steel Curtain rising


The Steel Curtain roller coaster, the anchor of Kennywood’s new Steelers Country immersive land, is being erected in the West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, park. When complete, the towering Steel Curtain will rule Kennywood’s skyline. With a record-breaking 9 inversions, 197 foot (60 m) tall loop, and 220 foot (67 m) maximum height, Steel Curtain is expected to be an adrenaline rush like no other, speeding


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across 4,000 feet (1,219 m) of track at 75 mph (121 kph). Designed by S&S Worldwide, Steel Curtain will break a Pennsylvania record (tallest roller coaster), a North American record (most inversions), and a world record (tallest inversion). The colossal steel structure of the coaster will serve as a landmark addition to the park and a high-energy entry point welcoming guests to Steelers Country.


JUNE 2019


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