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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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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!

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Phase Two Of Orlando's Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Is Coming Much SOONER Than Expected!

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Yes! YES YES YES!

We'd been so head over heels about the developments for The Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter coming to El Lay and Japan that we had forgotten about all of the changes in the works at the original, in Orlando, Florida!

But as we've reported, Universal is busy expanding the franchise from its Islands of Adventure location all the way to where the Jaws ride used to be, which will allegedly become a new and improved Diagon Alley and London set…and will even house a fully functional Hogwarts Express train that will transport visitors to the original 'Hogsmeade' location!

Hold on to your sorting hat, however, because apparently, this could all be happening much sooner than anyone had anticipated!

Like NEXT-YEAR sooner, you guys!

In an announcement made this morning by Buddy Dyer, the mayor of Orlando:

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Harry Potter Actors Return To Ride The Hogwarts Express At Universal Studios?

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Wands at the ready! We've got some MAGICAL Harry Potter speculation for your extendable ears to wiggle at!!

Rumor has it Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint — along with other original cast members of the Harry Potter movie franchise — have reunited to film extra special footage for the Hogwarts Express attraction at Universal Studios!

We hear the ride will feature well known Potter people waiting in line alongside park visitors in some sort of visual capacity…

Wouldn't it be incredible if they actually had hologram versions of our favorite characters?! And what if they sat on the train with you?!

Behold the future of theme parks!

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