New Details for the Hogwarts Express in WWoHP Released!

As we have discovered in January at the Celebration of Harry Potter event, the Hogwarts Express is far more than just a segway between the wizarding worlds. It will be a ride that has an experience that stands alone. New details released today confirm that the journey will submerse each rider with a unique view in each cabin.

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Muggles will get to pass through Platform 9 ¾ and board the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross Station in London at Universal Studios. The ride from Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley will also be different to ensure guests enjoy a new adventure.

A team went to great lengths to replicate the train itself using the same fabric for the curtains and cushions that you have seen in the films. The creators rode trains throughout the UK and worked with Warner Brothers to ensure that fans would not be disappointed with the 200 seat locomotive.

The entire ride to and from Hogsmeade will take 7 minutes according to the release. Several characters have also returned and will show up during the journey. Count on seeing the Weasley twins, Hagrid, Buckbeak and even a Dementor! (Pack a chocolate frog for the ride!) New scenes have been filmed exclusively for the ride and, yes, they are all Jo Rowling approved.

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UPDATE - Video and 2 more pics added HERE! Ginger wigs included.