When Guests visit Universal Orlando Resort, they have so much to explore. With CityWalk, Universal Studios Florida, and Islands of Adventure offering so many options, Guests may not know where to start first. There is one section; however, that is a must at both theme parks.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter brings Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, and Diagon Alley to life, with the Hogwarts Express connecting the two lands. When Guests enter, they will find themselves highly immersed into the world created by J.K. Rowling. The first time Guests walk into Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, or Universal Hollywood; it is not uncommon for jaws to hit the floor. The two lands are the most detailed I have ever seen when it comes to theme park immersion (and yes, I have been to Disney World many times), so much so that when you enter the Wizarding World, it feels like you have left Universal completely.
The Hogwarts Express is the transit method between both Parks if Guests have valid Park entry (a Park Hopper or Annual Pass). When boarding, you will fall into the same cabin Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Harry Potter sat in. Although the views are quite stunning, one TikToker created something even more grand!
Visit (@Visit) posted an AR version of the Hogwarts Express, which elevates the cabins to a first-class experience!
The Hogwarts Express!✨😍 Would you ride it? Tag your friends! #hogwarts #harrypotter @bat.not.bad
Although this is not a physical train, the idea of it does look quite stunning and could be a fun upgrade idea for Universal Orlando Resort. The big issue here is that the train is already developed and that this is not how the train is depicted in the novels, which would pose as a major issue for the Park. That being said, the massive and expansive windows could be a great idea for a future attraction. With Epic Universe being rumored to also include a Wizarding World, the possibilities of new attractions and technologies are endless.
Let us know what you think about this version of the Hogwarts Express?