Orlando, Fla. (WESH / NBC News Channel) It's going to be the longest roller coaster in Florida, with nearly a mile of track.
The theme park resort said Thursday that Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will take riders on a trip with encounters from the wizarding world's "rarest magical creatures." Courtesy: CBS Miami / Universal Orlando Resort
Thursday, the new ride will open at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal's Islands of Adventure.
The new attraction that has fans hanging onto the edges of their seats is called Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, and it will open June 13.
It's one of the most anticipated roller coaster openings this summer. Universal calls it a 'story coaster.'
Riders will enter a line that leads to the mysterious Forbidden Forest. When they reach the ride, they will board magical motorbikes with one rider on the motorcycle, the other in an adjacent sidecar, and they will set off on a flight though the forest, searching for rare magical creatures.
The ride promises lots of thrills, with seven total launches, the most of any roller coaster in the world.
It's also the first U.S. coaster to feature a free-fall vertical drop, which totals 17 feet.
Universal's newest resort, the Surfside Inn and Suites, opens June 27 at the former site of Wet 'n Wild.