Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Closer Look at The Hogwarts Express at Universal Orlando

Today, during a short live webcast, James and Oliver Phelps took us a little preview tour of what to expect when riding The Hogwarts Express. While yesterday we posted up a few shots of things here, there's a lot more to see!

Their journey from Hogsmeade to Kings Cross station is filled with surprises and we've got some pictures to show you just what to expect. On top of that, they went into detail about just how much work went into perfecting the ride.

The builders actually rode on trains to get the movement down right to simulate it perfectly, to make it seem as if you were really speeding along the tracks. They also went the extra mile by contacting the original manufacturer of the seats and upholstery from England to make it look 100% authentic and give it that additional touch.

They also pointed out that the trip isn't just over in a flash, you'll be traveling through the countryside and seeing some familiar faces along the way as you make the trip to either station.

So, without further ado, let's get on the with the pictures. Be warned, if you don't want any spoilers don't look beyond the first couple of them.


Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando opens to the public on July 8th, but stick around there's much more to come as the preview week continues tomorrow!