This past week Universal Orlando Blog has been giving us a first-ever look at the creatures that will be featured in Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. The magical creature that was announced today was the Centaur.
A Centaur is a magical creature that looks half human, half horse. They have a human head, torso and arms joined to a horse’s body. Even though they look somewhat human, they are their own species and should be treated with the utmost respect. Riders should keep a lookout for this mysterious archer in the distance ready to strike while making their way into the dark forest on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. The Centaur stands at 8 feet tall, which would most likely make him a great athlete in the Muggle world!
The highly anticipated Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be opening on June 13. It will be located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade which can be found at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. While we wait for the opening of the new epic adventure, here are a few fun facts about Centaurs:
- In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, we learn that Hagrid is friendly with the Centaur herds as he regularly enters the Forbidden Forest to assist injured creatures.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them teaches us that Centaurs are well-versed in magical healing, divination, archery, and astronomy. They also dwell in forests and usually live in herds from anywhere between 10 and 50.
- Centaurs first make their appearance in the films during Harry Potter’s detention in the Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
So now we know that Fluffy, Cornish pixies, Devil’s Snare, and Centaurs will be making an appearance in this new experience. Make sure to check back tomorrow to find out the final creature revealed! What magical creature do you think will be revealed tomorrow? Let us know your guess in the comments.
Source: Universal Orlando Blog
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