Hogwarts Express opens to all guests at Universal Orlando
Written by Robert Niles
Universal Orlando this afternoon soft-opened the Hogwarts Express to all guests with Park-to-Park tickets.Tweet
Visitors could travel from King's Cross station in Universal Studios Florida to Hogsmeade station Islands of Adventure, or vice-versa. After riding over to the other park, you will need to wait in line at that station for the return trip — no round-trips. If you don't have a Park-to-Park ticket, attendants at both stations are available to upgrade your one-park-per-day ticket to Park-to-Park. (And reports from visitors said they were doing brisk business today.)
Since the ride is now (soft-)opened to the public, we've opened our listing pages for these rides, so Theme Park Insider readers who have ridden can submit ratings and reviews:
The on-board show is different in each direction, so we've created a separate page for each route, listed in the park where it begins.
Just reminder that while any Theme Park Insider can rate attractions listed on the site, only registered members can post reviews. Why not take a moment to register so you can help share your opinions and help other theme park visitors? It's free, and registration allows you to join in the discussion on our forum, and to share photos on the site, too.
Not visiting Orlando this week? You still can enjoy the Hogwarts Express with our video tour, including the complete on-ride experience from King's Cross to Hogsmeade:
While the Hogwarts Express is open, Universal's listing it as "in technical rehearsals," meaning that it could close again at any time. Also, Diagon Alley remains closed to most park visitors for now, open only to Universal Orlando hotel guests with assigned visiting times. Both the Hogwarts Express and Diagon Alley open officially to all on July 8.
This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
How to save money on a Disney World trip
Insider's Pick: You can afford that Walt Disney World family vacation of your dreams. Get started with 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World, a great guide to planning an affordable trip to the Vacation Capital of the World. Why wait? The sooner you start saving, the sooner you and your family will be enjoying your vacation!
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Features, News and Advice
"Stories from a Theme Park Insider"
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks