ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando Resort’s new Harry Potter-themed roller coaster opened this week, and visitors were waiting in line for multiple hours to ride it.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened on Thursday at the resort’s Islands of Adventure park. The wait to get on the ride was more than five hours, and even hours longer at some points in the day.

Fans started lining up in predawn hours.

One of those early-arriving fans was Tyler Britt who lives on Florida’s Space Coast. He told the Orlando Sentinel that the ride is “amazing.”

The ride opened late on Friday morning because of its popularity the day before. The ride operated past midnight to accommodate the number of people waiting in line. Universal officials say the late opening on Friday allowed for proper maintenance.

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