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Universal unveils latest magical creature in Harry Potter ride

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Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled the never-before-seen creature featured in Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the Blast-Ended Skrewt .

For the first time ever, the Blast-Ended Skrewt will be brought to life in the new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

One of the most lifelike animated figures Universal Orlando has ever created, the Blast-Ended Skrewt is described as a cross between a giant scorpion and an elongated crab, and was created by Hagrid.

During their journey, guests will come face-to-face with the new creature – and its dangerous ‘blasting end’.

Blast-Ended Skrewt at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

  • Fire ignites from its ‘blasting-end’ – so be cautious
  • Ten-foot tail with a massive stinger weighing more than 6,000 pounds
  • Produces a powerful and signature odour

Blast-Ended Skrewts were first introduced in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and were also mentioned in Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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Other rare magical creatures featured in the new attraction include a majestic Centaur, a swarm of mischievous Cornish pixies, and Fluffy, the three-headed dog.

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Also making an appearance will be Devil’s Snare – an extremely dangerous plant that will ensnare wizards when disturbed.

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Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s new addition will be an immersive experience, combining storytelling and innovative coaster technology with elaborate environments – including an actual forest with more than 1,200 live trees.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will open at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando on June 13. The thrilling coaster will be located at Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Looking to bring the Wizarding World to Muggles’ mobiles, Warner Bros and Niantic recently unveiled Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – a new augmented reality (AR) game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

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A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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