Tom Felton on launching Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal Studios: 'Absolutely mind-blowing experience'

Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter will become a bit more magical and mysterious this June.

The park's brand-new ride, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, will take guests through the Forbidden Forest, where they'll come face-to-face with a collection of rare fantastical species and even Devil's Snare, the dangerous plant that once nearly took Hermione Granger's life.

Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the film franchise, opened up about seeing the Forbidden Forest come to life nearly two decades after he first experienced it on-set shooting "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

"Look how young I was there! My face was so round," Felton cracked on Monday during a Universal press event. "This is one of the first shots we did. Pretty terrifying. There's something very eerie and magical about the woods. I think without Hagrid I would've been even more terrified."

"Crikey, that's taking me back," he added. "This is the sort of things my friends ... make a mickey out of me."

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Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the film, arrives for world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. (Photo by Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Tom Felton appears at the premiere of the first Harry Potter film, Leicester Square, London, 03 November 2002. (Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)
UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 09: Robbie Coltrane With Rupert Grint, Emma Watson And Tom Felton, (the Cast Of Harry Potter In Front Of The Hogwarts Express), Harry Potter Dvd Launch, Passengers At Kings Cross Station Couldn't Believe Their Eyes When They Saw The Howarts Express Arrive .bringing With It The Cast Of Harry Potter And A Host Of Celebrities.who Went Onto A Lavish Party On Platform 9 And Three Quarters. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 3: Tom Felton attends the UK Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' at The Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square on November 3, 2002 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Actors Emma Watson and Tom Felton with the award for Best dvd - Harry Potter - Chamber of Secrets during the Disney Channel Kids awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (Photo by Andy Butterton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Tom Felton Attends Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Uk Film Premiere In London. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 07: Tom Felton at the Soccer Aid 2008 England against the Rest of the World at Wembley Stadium on September 7, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
MIAMI - DECEMBER 31: Tom Felton (R) and his girlfriend are seen on Miami Beach on December 31, 2009 in Miami, Florida. on December 31, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
MIAMI - DECEMBER 30: Tom Felton is shown on December 30, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Troy Rizzo/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28: In this handout photo provided by Universal Orlando Resort, Tom Felton, who portrays Draco Malfoy in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series, visits with the Beauxbatons at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during his recent visit to Universal Orlando Resort on December 28, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. After enjoying Butterbeer with his friends and visiting Hogwarts castle, Felton spent the rest of his Universal Orlando vacation enjoying the rides and attractions at both theme parks. (Photo by Kevin Kolczynski/Universal Orlando Resort via Getty Images)
Actor Tom Felton poses for a photograph at the fan event at Tokyo Tower on November 27, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan.
Actor Tom Felton arrives at the15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by Starz, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Tom Felton attends the British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 09: Tom Felton and Jade Gordon attend the British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate in London on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Tom Felton arrives at the 'One Chance' Premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 9, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Tom Felton attends the Claridge's & Dolce and Gabbana Christmas Tree party at Claridge's Hotel on November 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Claridge's)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: ( EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally retouched) Actor Tom Felton is photographed during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at The Mayfair Hotel on October 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Tom Felton attends the 'A United Kingdom' Opening Night Gala screening during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 5, 2016 in London, England.(Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images for BFI)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 08: British actor Tom Felton attends Argentina Comic-Con at Costa Salguero on December 8, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Lalo Yasky/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - MARCH 05: Actor Tom Felton speaks on stage during Emerald City Comic Con at the Washington State Convention Center on March 5, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Tom Felton is seen at Los Angeles International Airport on September 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG023/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27: Tom Felton poses for a photo call during the 2018 Summer TCA Tour - YouTube Premium at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Tom Felton attends the 'Ophelia' after party at Sundance Film Festival 2018 at The Grey Goose Blue Door on January 22, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka)
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Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, both an indoor and outdoor experience, will zoom riders at speeds up to 50 miles per hour through the forest, impressively comprised of 1,200 live trees.

For Felton, visiting Universal Studios takes him back to his childhood. "I came to the parks three years in a row, when I was 7, 8 and 10, just before I started doing the films," he said. "To actually be standing here 21 years later as a part of it as an absolute mind-blowing experience for me."

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will open June 13, 2019 at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure.

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