Muggles will do anything to be a part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Universal Orlando opened up their newest ride this week at their version of Hogsmeade, the village that surrounds Hogwarts castle. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure takes wannabe wizards and witches on a twisting, high-speed flight through the mystical Forbidden Forest.
Diehard fans began waiting overnight outside the park in anticipation of the ride, and it looks like just about everyone had the same idea. At 8:30 a.m. on opening day, the line was already eight hours long, and quickly stretched to 10 hours by 10:30 a.m., CNN reports.
Although extremely long, the line is worth the wait for many fans of the franchise. As Potterheads already know, Rubeus Hagrid, beloved friend of Harry Potter and the gang, has a special affinity for mysterious creatures. So who better to see the beasts of the forest with than the half-giant?
Participants on the ride can choose to sit in Hagrid’s sidecar, or in the driver’s seat. The windy track includes some of our favorite wizards, like Arthur Weasley, and creatures benevolent or otherwise, such as Cornish pixies, massive spiders, and the three-headed dog, Fluffy.
Fans aren’t the only ones wanting to experience the ride. Some of the stars of the film series had a little reunion in Orlando this week to celebrate the opening, including Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood).
Unlike the fans, however, they have the magic (fame) keeping them out of 10-hour lines.
Happy riding, Potterheads!
This article also appears on Mental Floss.