New Harry Potter Coaster Confirmed for 2019 (Dragon's Challenge Closing Sept 4th)

OG Runner

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Which could change the color for sure. But we will see!

No, no, no! We need to complain about this. I mean come on, if the animatronic three headed dog is off a shade or two, that is going to
totally ruin the ride. Given the size and scale of the ride and the elements that have been put into the ride, this really is a minor point to
be talking to death. I am also thinking the sight lines for the building being mentioned will be much different when looking from overhead, as has been shown, and when you are actually on the ride. Can you confirm where on the ride this is? If it is when the ride is ending and pulling into the unload area, really, who cares?
 

JustInTime

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The centaurs look different to me too? I will say that the characters that look different than the movie versions are from movie one. And the graphics and designs are poor and dated in that film. So these look better than the film counterparts. Just different. I think ultimately it’s a good thing.

Maybe it’s just me :cautious:
 

JoeCamel

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The centaurs look different to me too? I will say that the characters that look different than the movie versions are from movie one. And the graphics and designs are poor and dated in that film. So these look better than the film counterparts. Just different. I think ultimately it’s a good thing.

Maybe it’s just me :cautious:
They used a very good company to make them. They will be fine.
 

sonoma15

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The centaurs look different to me too? I will say that the characters that look different than the movie versions are from movie one. And the graphics and designs are poor and dated in that film. So these look better than the film counterparts. Just different. I think ultimately it’s a good thing.

Maybe it’s just me :cautious:
I don't know, it looks pretty dang close to me.

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OG Runner

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I don't know, are the ears on the Cornish Pixies, just the right shade of blue. They maybe rounded a little too much.
Please stop. This is going to be a great ride, with a good number of ride elements. Stop nit picking, (I know it is what
we do), but really do not think any of the items mentioned are going to take away from the ride. (I know I get on others
for doing this, but...) Think of Expedition Everest. The Yeti worked for what, maybe a week, before breaking. Expedition
Everest is still a great ride.
 

JT3000

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This is evidently inside the drop track building. I say that because you can see what looks to be a metal wall or door in the background. I hope they fix that. [/nitpick]

I tend to think giving us a photo preview of some of these creatures is a bit pointless. You can't actually get a feel for an AA until you see it in motion.
 
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Quinnmac000

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For the first time ever, you’ll be able to come face-to-face (or face-to-rear) with a Blast-Ended Skrewt on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Described as a cross between scorpions and elongated crabs, Skrewts aren’t afraid to attack other Skrewts they encounter and have incredibly strong armor that can’t be penetrated by spells – proving to be a challenge for Hagrid since they hatched.

On your journey through the Forbidden Forest during Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, you’ll encounter Blast-Ended Skrewts up to 8 feet long with tails up to ten-feet high and topped with a massive stinger. The Blast-Ended Skrewt is the main lesson for the day but, as with all adventures with Hagrid, things don’t always go to plan…

Fun Facts:

  • Blast-Ended Skrewts were first introduced in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and also mentioned in Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • As you may have read in the book, Hagrid created these unique creatures by crossbreeding Fire Crabs and Manticores – fierce creatures in their own right
  • Skrewts create actual fire from their ‘blasting-ends,’ igniting at random intervals – so be wary during your encounter
  • Even if you’re far enough to avoid their fire, watch out as you may still catch a whiff of their powerful scent… known to smell like rotting fish
And these aren’t the only creatures you may encounter on your journey with Hagrid:

  • You may hear some Thestrals near the carriages
  • Look out for sculptures of various magical creatures living in the black lake, including Merpeople (mysterious underwater-dwelling beasts) and Grindylows (horned, pale-green water demons)
  • Keep your ears tuned for the voices of gnomes- they’re known to scurry about the grounds
  • And even more surprises!
 

JT3000

Well-Known Member
I'm guessing the skrewts (plural?) are in the hut building. I'm curious to see if there's an actual fire effect involved.

Does anyone know anything about the queue yet? I've heard nothing about it, which is odd given how detailed Potter queues tend to be. I'll be a bit disappointed if there's no AAs in the queue, all things considered. I'm also wondering what they did with the goblet of fire prop. I feel like that should be preserved and moved elsewhere.
 

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