Hogwarts Express Taking Shape

The Hogwarts Express is inching toward visibility at Universal Orlando.

According to, an elevated train track is now visible, the first evidence of real train elements. It’s expected that the Hogwarts Express will connect the existing Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure with the proposed London/Diagon Alley at Universal Studios.

Hypable says that because the views from the train windows overlook the backstage area of Universal, virtual images of the English countryside may be substituted.

Other components of the expansion include a Gringotts bank thrill ride and Leakey Caldron restaurant, plus various shops.

Rumor has it that a June 2014 opening is expected if all goes according to plan.





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