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.
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.
Hello, the attraction is currently experiencing a delayed opening. I recommend downloading the Official Universal Orlando Resort App for the most current attraction wait time updates.— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) June 14, 2019
Hi Ben. The attraction is currently experiencing a delay. I do not have that information at this time.— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) June 14, 2019
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.
Looks like @UniversalORL #HagridsMagicalCreaturesMotorbikeAdventure is back in business. Just before noon the app stop saying delayed and now gives a wait time. @WFTV Good luck #Muggles! pic.twitter.com/xHw6uratKW— Cierra Putman WFTV (@CPutman_WFTV) June 14, 2019
#HagridsMagicalCreaturesMotorbikeAdventure did not start operating on time today. This is what’s on the app. @UniversalORL tweeting people should talk to Team Members in the Park for more info. Others tweeting it may not be working for more than an hour. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/Oai2EgwySw— Cierra Putman WFTV (@CPutman_WFTV) June 14, 2019
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