Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hogwarts Express Arrives at Universal Orlando

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The much anticipated Hogwarts Express train has been placed on its tracks at Universal Orlando!  The train will carry park guests between Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida starting next year.

Already home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure, next year its sister park at the resort will open its own Wizarding World, this time tagged Diagon Alley.

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With stations for the Hogwarts Express in both Potter areas of the parks, visitors will be able to take the magical journey between them, connecting the two without breaking theme.  There are many rumors as to what will transpire while aboard the Hogwarts Express, but the parks have not totally confirmed what can be expected.  With the trains running in the backstage area between the parks, we can surely count on not being able to see outside while on board.

For recent photos of Diagon Alley's construction, at least what can be seen from inside the park, check out this update.