Escape from Gringotts Ride Video Footage and Details!

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

Just days after Universal Studios shared a teaser featuring the amazingly detailed goblins you will encounter on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride, a second video has been released. More details, more footage and more characters from the Wizarding World surface in the 2 minute clip.

*I’m labeling this as slightly spoiler-ish for those who want to be completely surprised on their first ride.*

Thierry Coup, senior vice president of Universal Creative, explains the ride will begin with fans entering the bank where the 60-foot Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon will be breathing fire overhead. Goblins, which we featured yesterday, will be asking passengers if they want to open an account. Then, 2 carts carrying 12 passengers, will head underground to the vaults on a twisting track that turns before running into the middle of a battle!

Riders are on the track just as Harry, Hermione, Ron and Griphook are tossed off the cart after going through the Thief’s Downfall. Bellatrix Lestrange and a few Death Eaters will be there launching spells in a fight, but riders get in the way and are sent plunging down in the depths of the bank where security trolls attack and the dragon, trying to escape, spits fire as he claws his way out. Then…the Dark Lord himself shows up for an “intense” moment! Rupert Grint (Ron), also reveals your meeting with Voldemort will be in 3-D.

The goal of the ride is to make fans feel like they are in the middle of the fight that happens in the book/film. The perspective will be intense and give fans a taste of the adventure via the “groundbreaking, multi-dimensional” ride.

As for the “fear factor” – it will be intense, but focus on the thrills versus fear. The ride has a few drops and moments of being launched and shaken. However, unlike the Hogsmeade ride – Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey -, there will NOT be a weight restriction. A lap bar will be used to secure guests. The team also attempted to create smoother ride by “taming down the amount of abrupt motion” for those with sensitive stomachs.

UPDATE: Riders must at least 42 inches tall.

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27 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. BusyBee May 13, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    I don’t think the height restriction will be that big of a deal. Little kids might be too frightened to ride this.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) May 14, 2014 at 4:21 am - Reply

    I would love to get to Universal to check this out. Harry Potter wasn’t even out the last time I was there!

  3. Terry May 14, 2014 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Sounds like a real thrill ride. The Harry Potter fans are going to love this one.

  4. Pamela May 14, 2014 at 6:43 am - Reply

    This sounds like a lot of fun, I want to try it!

  5. Jen May 14, 2014 at 8:03 am - Reply

    OMG i have to go and visit this! it looks fab!

  6. Jen May 14, 2014 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I just watched the video – gutted, wish they had this in Europe!

  7. Nikki May 14, 2014 at 8:50 am - Reply

    That is so cool! Someday I will get to go there and check it all out myself. I REALLY want to go!

  8. Jennifer Williams May 14, 2014 at 9:57 am - Reply

    I bet that is a huge hit for all the visitors at the park. We no longer live near it so I am not sure when we would get back to see it.

  9. becca May 14, 2014 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Yep still excited about this can’t wait to ride.

  10. alice chase May 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    This looks like so much fun! I am excited to get the chance to experience this first hand.

  11. Kristen from The Road to Domestication May 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Oh, how fun! We can’t wait to go back and do this!

  12. Pam May 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    This looks like a lot of fun. My daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan and wants to go.

  13. Liz Mays May 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    OH my gosh, this sounds like it’s going to be worlds of fun! I can’t wait to see it in September when I’m there.

  14. Gingermommy May 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    We are huge Harry Potter fans. This would be so great to see in person.

  15. Triplezmom May 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Yay, my youngest will be tall enough if we get to go next year. Thank goodness!

  16. Lady Lilith May 14, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    That looks like a lot of fun for Harry Potter fans.

  17. Veronica May 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    I am sure that this ride will be a big hit. Especially with the Harry Potter fans

  18. Virginia @thatbaldchick May 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    My nephew is a big Harry Potter fan. I think he would enjoy this.

  19. Amanda May 15, 2014 at 6:56 am - Reply

    This looks pretty cool! I feel like my son would love this!

  20. Lori May 15, 2014 at 9:02 am - Reply

    While I think that my husband and children would enjoy this ride; it would certainly be one I would pass on. I am a big old scaredy cat.

  21. Melanie May 15, 2014 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Ah that’s pretty cool and scary at once. lol I never liked rides like this I wonder if my son would like it

  22. lawna May 15, 2014 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    What a fun ride! I bet my boys would really enjoy it!

  23. Tough Cookie Mommy May 15, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I would love to experience this ride firsthand. I’m sure that it catapults everyone right into scenes from the book and the film.

  24. Dawn May 16, 2014 at 1:57 am - Reply

    I definitely want to check this out. Those faces are creepy! I love it!

  25. Erin May 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Looks creepy, would be great for older kids.

  26. Le-an Lacaba May 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    As a Potter fan, I love this! It’s great that they did justice to the book too!

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