• 'Delayed opening' adds to long lines for Hagrid's Magical Creatures ride at Universal

    By: Sarah Wilson , Cierra Putman


    ORLANDO, Fla. - A line hundreds of people deep is stacking up throughout Islands of Adventure Friday as fans get a second chance to ride Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure after its opening day on Thursday.

    The catch? More than two hours after the park opened, the ride had not.

    READ: Muggles wait in hours-long line for Hagrid's Magical Creatures ride at Universal Orlando

    Universal Orlando Resort tweeted that the ride was experiencing a “delayed opening.”

    The park opened at 9 a.m., but according to the Universal Orlando app, the ride did not open until just before noon.

    As of noon, the wait was listed as 360 minutes -- or 6 hours.

    Company officials communicated with visitors through Twitter about the delay.

    On Thursday, wait times for the ride topped out at 10 hours. Big crowds, as well as inclement weather, slowed down the wait times on Thursday.

    Follow reporter Cierra Putman on Twitter for the latest updates.

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