Hagrid Leads a Magical Ride in the Newest Wizarding World of Harry Potter Attraction

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Time to start planning your next trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, because there’s a brand-new ride opening this summer. According to the amusement park, it’ll be a new rollercoaster called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, opening June 13.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/hagrid-leads-a-magical-ride-in-the-newest-wizarding-wor-1832793769

How Fantastic Beasts Failed at Representation, and What J.K. Rowling Can Do About It

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I come not to bury J.K. Rowling, but to praise her. Harry Potter was an honest to god phenomenon, impacting my generation in roughly the same way Star Wars did for the one before us. The world she created fascinated us and the fandom was deeply invested in the story. But in her rush to expand the Wizarding World…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-fantastic-beasts-failed-at-representation-and-what-1830570609

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Is Criminally Underbaked

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There’s a moment near the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald when I realized the scene I was watching could have been the second one in the movie. Instead, it was near the end, climactic and important. Yet it took so long to get here and everything that happened prior was so superfluous to the events…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/fantastic-beasts-the-crimes-of-grindelwald-is-criminal-1830285197