More Details About Hogwarts Express At Universal Orlando


Once of the most antic­i­pated elements of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expan­sion at Universal Studios Florida is the Hogwarts Express. We’ve known for a while that it would take guests between the two parks (Universal Studios and Islands of Adven­ture) but now we have some more specifics on how its going to work and what people will experience.

  • If you start in Universal Studios you will board the train from Kings Cross Station and an optical trick will make it look as though the guests in front of you are passing through the wall to reach plat­form nine and three quarters.
  • Once on the plat­form you will be able to see the Hogwarts Express itself complete with steam, luggage carts and owls in cages.
  • On the trip to Islands of Adven­ture you will encounter Demen­tors and see Hagrid flying his motor­bike via the trains windows which are actu­ally elec­tronic screens.
  • The trip in the other direc­tion will give you Hagrid, Buck­beak the Hippogriff, the Knight Bus and the Weasley twins creating a fire­work display.
  • The ride will be 6 minutes in each direc­tion but you will have to get off the train and can’t just stay on board for a round trip.

Every­thing Universal has done with the Harry Potter fran­chise to date has been excep­tional and it sounds as though once again the theming on this will really make you feel like you are there in Harry Potter’s world.

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