A new ride at Universal Studios Orlando will give visitors a brand new look at the magical world of Harry Potter and showcase a creature from the original books that didn't make it to the movies: the Blast-Ended Skrewt.
Blast-Ended Skrewts are an explosive, massive scorpion-like creature. The Skrewts were heavily featured in the book version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, turning out to be a frequent subject of of Hagrid's Care For Magical Creatures classes. They were also mentioned in Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. However, Skrewts weren't actually included in the film adaptations, but will now be a part of the new ride.
The new ride, titled Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, puts visitors on the titular motorbike and blasts them through the dangerous Forbidden Forest. During their trip, guests will see the various magical creatures that inhabit the magical world. Other creatures include Centaurs, Cornish Pixies and Fluffy, the Three-Headed Dog. Devil's Snare will also play a role in the ride.
The ride will open at Universal Studios Orlando on June 13.