Universal Previews Hogwarts Express Details

Universal has revealed images from the Hogwarts Express trip from Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley. (Photo from Universal Orlando)

Little by little, Universal Orlando is revealing the story lines behind Hogwarts Express and the new Harry Potter land, Diagon Alley. shared some details from a press event held in New York City.

We already know that the train trip will include views as it travels through the Potterly countryside. Now it’s reported that there will be “several environments, different for the rides from Hogsmeade to Diagon Alley and vice versa… ” “Windows” will show scenes from the Harry Potter saga.

Universal Orlando’s press release offers some scenarios:

They’ll see Hagrid come alongside the train on his flying motorbike, Buckbeak the Hippogriff swoop gracefully over the black lake, the Weasley twins on brooms and up to their usual antics, the Knight Bus swerving through London traffic – and other special moments and surprises.

SnitchSeeker nicely includes lists of the scenes going to and from the potter destinations. In December 2012, the group reunited for a mini film; we wonder if this was the purpose of the film. posted video clips from upcoming promotions, including one describing the journey aboard the Hogart’s Express featuring a young Harry Potter.

Universal is still hedging on the exact opening of the attraction, saying nothing beyond summer 2014.

In case you missed it, here’s a longish video from Orlando Attractions from the Harry Potter gathering in January that previews Diagon Alley.

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