Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Roller coaster in the United States
Watch the on-ride POV
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
The roller coaster's Gringotts bank facade
Universal Studios Florida
Location Orlando, Florida, USA
Park section The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
Status Operating since July 8, 2014
Rider height 42 inch minimum
Replaced Jaws: The Ride
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Universal Creative
Type Steel - Launched - Enclosed
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Drive Tire Launch
Length 2000 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 50°
Duration 5:00

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is a steel enclosed roller coaster located at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA.


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 has test seats at the front of the queue to allow potential riders to check if they can fit safely.

Ride experience

Riders are given 3D goggles to wear before they board the trains. The ride has a dual station, however both sides are dispatched 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 is 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.


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.


External links

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