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Flight of the Hippogriff

Universal's Islands of Adventure

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One of the attractions in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Flight of the Hippogriff is a family coaster that's perfect for adults and young thrill-seekers alike, especially those who are not yet tall enough or brave enough to ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure roller coasters.

Built on the grounds of Hagrid's Hut, as you walk through you'll hear Fang barking. Before you embark on the ride, Hagrid will give you instructions on the proper way to approach a Hippogriff. This magical creature has the front legs, wings, and head of a giant eagle and the body, hind legs, and tail of a horse.

Flight of the Hippogriff takes flight with riders flying over the pumpkin patch and a finale pass by Hagrid's hut. This family coaster is not too tall, nor fast and features a twisted layout with several helicies.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2000 Steel Junior Twister Vekoma

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 30 feet
  • Height: 43 feet
  • Length: 1,099 feet
  • Trains: 2 - 16 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 10 seconds
  • Top Speed: 28 mph

Flight of the Hippogriff Facts & History

May 2010 – Flying Unicorn renamed Flight of the Hippogriff.

Vekoma "Roller Skater" model extended version junior coaster.

Retrofitted with magnetic brakes.

Opening date: June 29, 2000

Train has eight cars with one row each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 36 inches tall with an adult or 48 inches to ride alone

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