On Thursday, Universal Orlando Resort announced that the new Hogwarts Express Train Ride had it’s one millionth rider. To commemorate the occasion, guests were treated to house scarves, Hogwarts Express train tickets and Butterbeer Ice Cream. The Hogwarts Express, part of the new Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Orlando Resort opened just this past July 8th. To reach the one million milestone in such a short time is quite the achievement.
Cheers from guests filled the air at Hogsmeade Station today as Universal Orlando Resort celebrated its one millionth rider on the Hogwarts Express – the iconic train that transported Harry Potter and his friends between Hogsmeade Station and King’s Cross Station in J.K. Rowling’s beloved series. To celebrate this magical milestone, nearly two hundred guests were given complimentary Butterbeer ice-cream.
The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter expansion is currently under way at Universal Orlando, and they were nice enough to pass along these photos of the iconic Hogwarts Express being place on the tracks.
Photo Caption – Hogwarts Express
The Hogwarts Express has arrived at Universal Orlando Resort. Today, October, 24, 2013, Universal Orlando placed the iconic locomotive and train tender on the tracks between the two theme parks. Just like in the books and films – guests will be able to board the Hogwarts Express and travel between The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, which opened in June 2010 at Islands of Adventure, and ‘London’ when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios Florida next year.
Thanks again to Universal Studios for the pics! Stay tuned for more news on the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Expansion!