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The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Releases Magical Details About The Hogwarts Express! You Will Aguamenti Your Pants When You Find Out!

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Merlin's Beard are we excited for this expansion to open up, especially after the deets that have come out today about the Hogwarts Express!

Not only will guests get to experience the countryside while riding from King's Cross station in the London expansion being built at Universal Studios Florida to Hogsmeade over at Islands of Adventure, they will get to see characters and creatures along the way.

But there's more! There are actually two experiences for everyone riding the 200-seat Hogwarts Express that's nearly identical to that in the movie: one for the trip to Hogwarts, and the other for the trip to London!

And we know for sure that we're going to get to see Hagrid ride his flying motorcycle, the Knight bus stuck in London traffic, and the Weasley twins riding their brooms (we'd love to ride their brooms, too…wink!).

Bloody brilliant! And it won't even be in 3D! It will be real scenes acted out.

Also making an appearance on your ride will be Buckbeak, a Dementor attack, and maybe, just maybe an experience similar to the candy trolley!

Chocolate frogs for everyone! Gotta catch 'em all, right?

If you're not overcome with enough positive emotions to conjure a Patronus, then get a load of this! Just like passing though Platform 9 and 3/4 in the movies, you'll get to walk through bricks to board the train! Or at least it will appear like you're running through walls.

VP of Corporate Communications for Universal, Tom Schroder, put it like this at a recent press event:

"I don't want to give it away, you have to experience it. But you'll see people…Transition through the wall, and you'll transition through the wall as you go to the platform."

We need a good Wingardium Leviosa to raise our jaws from the floor.

Ch-ch-check out some more in a preview released by Universal today…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Potterheads! C'mon Ride The Train In This NEW Sneak Peek Of The Hogwarts Express Ride Opening This Summer!

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We just got chills and it's not from a nearby, soul-sucking Dementor either!

Not only did Universal Orlando announce that there will be new details coming out this Friday about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter's London expansion, we also got a teaser of that mighty, magic locomotive - the Hogwarts Express!

Whoa, our wands could not be more at the ready!

According to a statement, Friday's announcement will center on the train, and we could not be more excited to find more about what they have planned!

There's been some conjecturing that the Express will show story lines to passengers as they travel from London to Hogwarts (Universal Studios to Islands of Adventure).

We'll have to wait and see until Friday, but while you're waiting, ch-ch-check out the choo choo teaser (above)!!!

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Wizarding World Of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley Expansion Comes Into View! See 1st Look At London Waterfront Entrance HERE!

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What a great Revelio!

After being shielded by scaffolding like an Invisibility Cloak, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley expansion has come into full view, and it is magical.

Situated right on the waterfront, the London entryway to Diagon Alley features both Kings Cross station on the left, as well as Grimmauld Place on the right, which will be Sirius-ly fun to explore if we get the chance!

We cannot wait to tap on some bricks with an umbrella (hopefully) and enter that famous Alley where Harry began his journey so many years ago!

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Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Releases 1st Ad For Diagon Alley Expansion! Watch The Magic HERE!

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Accio laptop! We want to book our hotel room for this upcoming summer ASAP!

We'll take a broom, train, or enchanted flying automobile to get down to Orlando! Nothing will stop us from going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion! Not even Voldemort You-Know-Who!

Universal Orlando has just released its first commercial for their new Diagon Alley addition to Universal Studios Florida, and while there's no depiction of the theme park, it still bewitches our mind and ensnares our senses!

SRSLY start saving up your money in Gringotts so you'll be prepared for this epic expansion!

Hmm we wonder what the knut to dollar conversion rate is?

In the meantime, ch-ch-check out the magical ad (above)!!!

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Hogwarts Express Train Arrives At Its Final Destination: Universal Orlando!

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We're all aboard this new photo! TOOT TOOT!

First Starbucks is making Butterbeer, and now the Hogwarts express has officially arrived to Universal Orlando! Siriusly, it's time to celebrate! Chocolate frogs for everyone!

If someone told us we'd have to ram a shopping cart into a brick wall to get to Platform 9 and 3/4, we'd gladly do it, and then have Madam Pomfrey mend our broken bones after!

But now, we don't have to. The Hogwarts Express train arrived yesterday at the Universal Orlando Resort and was placed on tracks between the Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida!

The train will act as a transport between The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley in Universal Studios, which will Alohomora (unlock) its gates next year!

There is no sum of

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Universal Teases New Harry Potter Wizarding World Attraction With Magical Art!

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Universal Orlando is going to make like a bishop from Wizard's Chess and move Diagon Alley!

The theme park's magical Wizarding World Of Harry Potter has been delighting fans of the franchise since 2010, but the fun is only half done!

Come 2014, wizards and muggles alike will be able to take the Hogwarts Express from the existing park area to Diagon Alley where they can ride into Gringotts Wizarding Bank!

No one know for sure what the next piece of the puzzle will look like, but if you're anything like us, you're dying to tap a wand on a brick wall to get in! And the new artwork suggests we might be able to do just that!

Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) to see the brand new teaser poster and the original concept art for the exciting addition!

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Harry Potter Orlando Theme Park Expanding To Bring Fans Diagon Alley In 2014!!

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Universal is totally milking the Harry Potter franchise for what it’s worth — which, if you ask us, is a WHOLE lot! Not that we’re complaining, of course. We now get to go to Diagon Alley!

Yes, that’s right! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the HP theme park located in Orlando, FL, is expanding to include its very own Diagon Alley by 2014! The magical shopping high street will be built in an entirely new portion on the Universal lot and will be connected to Hogwarts and Hogsmeade Village via the Hogwarts Express train. Mind-gasms galore!

The street will also include new shops, a second Harry Potter-themed restaurant, and a Gringotts Bank attraction!

Upon the announcement of the new park addition, J.K. Rowling stated:

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