Hagrid's Coaster Queue Updates / Questions / Reviews

rwalker1304

Are we there yet? Calgary, Alberta.
Joined
May 28, 2014
Hi everyone. We are headed to Universal next Sunday for a Harry Potter focused tour of both parks. Wanting to ride Hagrid's and wondering about what everyone thinks would be the best strategy?

IoA opens at 9am, however US opens at 8am.

So, should we go into US at 8am and try some (one or two) of the HP rides there, before heading over to IoA for rope drop? Would that be possible? Or, would it be better to ride Hogwarts Express around 8:30 or so to get over to IoA? Is that even possible? Or would it be best to exit US and head to the IoA turnstiles for rope drop?

Newbies to Universal here, so pardon the rookie questions.

Thanks in advance!
 

blizeH

Earning My Ears
Joined
Sep 3, 2019
Hagrid’s is very rarely open at the start of the day... my personal advice would be that trying to get on the ride is just too stressful and totally not worth it - since you’re newbies I’d just focus on the other things at the parks
 

DanielNYC

The wand always chooses the wizard!
Joined
Jun 5, 2017
Hi everyone. We are headed to Universal next Sunday for a Harry Potter focused tour of both parks. Wanting to ride Hagrid's and wondering about what everyone thinks would be the best strategy?

IoA opens at 9am, however US opens at 8am.

So, should we go into US at 8am and try some (one or two) of the HP rides there, before heading over to IoA for rope drop? Would that be possible? Or, would it be better to ride Hogwarts Express around 8:30 or so to get over to IoA? Is that even possible? Or would it be best to exit US and head to the IoA turnstiles for rope drop?

Newbies to Universal here, so pardon the rookie questions.

Thanks in advance!
If riding Hagrid's is a priority for you (if so, I can relate because it definitely was for me) then you should arrive at IoA at 8am in order to rope drop and be among the first to get into the Hagrid's line (they will let you into the park at around 8:45 to 8:50 give or take). You will beat the folks who are coming over from US.
 
  • damo

    Proud Redhead
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2001
    Hi everyone. We are headed to Universal next Sunday for a Harry Potter focused tour of both parks. Wanting to ride Hagrid's and wondering about what everyone thinks would be the best strategy?

    IoA opens at 9am, however US opens at 8am.

    So, should we go into US at 8am and try some (one or two) of the HP rides there, before heading over to IoA for rope drop? Would that be possible? Or, would it be better to ride Hogwarts Express around 8:30 or so to get over to IoA? Is that even possible? Or would it be best to exit US and head to the IoA turnstiles for rope drop?

    Newbies to Universal here, so pardon the rookie questions.

    Thanks in advance!
    Read a report from someone yesterday who rope dropped it and was off the ride by 10:15. Another report from today had a person rope drop it and was off the ride by 9:14.


     

    julie28

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Sep 6, 2008
    I rope dropped today and was off the ride by 9.15. We got to the gates by 8.15, gates opened at 8.50 and then walked straight to Hagrid’s. We pretty much a walked through the queue and no pre show. I appreciate we were lucky as know it can be down but worked well for us this morning.
     

    DanielNYC

    The wand always chooses the wizard!
    Joined
    Jun 5, 2017
    I rope dropped today and was off the ride by 9.15. We got to the gates by 8.15, gates opened at 8.50 and then walked straight to Hagrid’s. We pretty much a walked through the queue and no pre show. I appreciate we were lucky as know it can be down but worked well for us this morning.
    This was us a couple of weeks ago. Glad it worked for you as well.
     
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