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Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

roller coaster
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
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The coaster's Gringotts bank facade
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Universal Studios Florida
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Park section The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Status Operating since July 8, 2014
Height restriction 42 inches (107 cm)
Statistics
Designer / calculations Universal Creative
Type Steel - Enclosed
Length2,000 feet
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Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is a steel enclosed roller coaster located at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Design[edit]

The building's facade is supposed to look like Gringotts from the Harry Potter books and films. On top of the building is a dragon that breathes fire every 20 minutes. Like Dragon Challenge and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, the ride features test seats.

Ride experience[edit]

Riders are given 3D goggles to wear before they board the trains. The ride has a dual station, however both sides are despatched at the same time, thus one train will move in front of the other. Then, the train crawls all the way to the first scene and stops. An alarm was triggered, and Bellatrix Lestrange appears thinking the "Muggle-borns" have accessed her vault. Suddenly, she casts a spell on the cars, in which the track tilts. Then, the cars are released, in which they go through the drop and some sharp turns.

Trains[edit]

9 trains with 2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in 3 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

Photo Gallery[edit]