• 'Delayed opening' adds to long lines for Hagrid's Magical Creatures ride

    By: Sarah Wilson and Cierra Putman, WFTV.com

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - A line hundreds of people deep stacked up throughout Islands of Adventure on Friday as fans got a second chance to ride Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure after its opening day Thursday.

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    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 six hours.

    Company officials communicated with visitors through Twitter about the delay.

    On Thursday, wait times for the ride topped out at 10 hours. Big crowds, as well as inclement weather, were responsible for the wait times Thursday.

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