More Details About Hogwarts Express At Universal Orlando

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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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