Universal Orlando Resort reveals new Harry Potter addition
25th April 2019
Universal Orlando Resort revealed a never-before-seen magical creature that guests will encounter in Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure – the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opening 13th June.
Known as the “Blast-Ended Skrewt,” this unique creature will be one of the most life-like animated figures Universal Orlando has ever created and was brought to life for the first time ever for this new adventure. Described as a cross between a giant scorpion and an elongated crab, this creature was created by Hagrid – one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter films and the guide of this new experience. During their journey, guests will come face-to-face (or face-to-rear) for the first time ever with the “Blast-Ended Skrewt” and its dangerous ‘blasting end.’
Guests will also encounter other rare magical creatures along their journey, including a majestic Centaur, a swarm of mischievous Cornish pixies, Fluffy, the three-headed dog and more.
When it opens on 13th June, 2019, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will join the lineup of award-winning entertainment experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort and bring an all-new adventure inspired by J.K. Rowling’s beloved stories to life. Guests will join Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures class and fly deep into the Forbidden Forest aboard magical motorbikes to brave the mysteries and thrills beyond the grounds of Hogwarts castle to find some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will be located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Destination Wedding to feature at Keanu Reeves Film Festival!
24th April 2019
From the makers of Cage-a-rama & Weird Weekend, KeanuCon is Scotland’s first Keanu Reeves film festival created to celebrate the most triumphant Wyld Stallyn himself. Destination Wedding will close out the festival on Sunday 28th April 2019 at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow. It will then release in cinemas on 10th May 2019 and on demand from 21st June 2019, starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder.
Renee Zellweger's WHAT/IF comes to Netflix
23rd April 2019
Neo-noir social thriller WHAT/IF explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The first season of the Netflix original series focuses on a mysterious woman's lucrative, but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds. All 10 episodes of WHAT/IF will become available to Netflix members worldwide on May 24, 2019.
The Netflix original series WHAT/IF stars Renee Zellweger, Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Ware, Keith Powers, Daniella Pineda, Juan Castano, John Clarence Stewart and Dave Annable.
A Cornish pixie in Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Renee Zellweger in WHAT/IF