The Hogwart's Express departs from both Diagon Alley (Universal Studios) and Hogsmeade Village (Islands of Adventure). These pictures are from the queue at Diagon Alley.
First you enter through Kings Cross
The queue is interesting to look at, and really looks like a train station.
You can have a photo opp with the infamous 9 3/4 Platform!
The train arrives!
Things to remember:
- Each way is different, so I recommend you trying the experience both from Diagon Alley to Hogsmeade Village and back, doesn't matter which one you start with.
- You must have a park to park ticket to experience this. They will scan your park ticket before you enter, so park to park is a must!
- It is best bright and early...I like to stay onsite at one of the fabulous onsite Universal Resorts, you'll have early entry to either Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade Village (depends on the schedule, you will be able to find out at your resort which one opens early). Go early, and then try to get on the very first Hogwart's Express train of the day!
Don't forget to disappear!
And for extra fun, have breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron or dine at Three Broomsticks!
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