Universal celebrated one millionth ride on the Hogwarts Express!
It’s been almost exactly one month since the official opening of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios in Florida, but the park is already celebrating a major milestone!
Today marks the one millionth rider on the Hogwarts Express, which runs between Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley! The park and its guests celebrated this landmark occasion at Hogsmeade Station in Islands of Adventure, where riders were given souvenir tickets and free Butterbeer ice cream! Check out the happy passengers below:
[toggle title=”Universal Millionth Rider Press Release” state=”close” ]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.
In early July, guests began boarding the Hogwarts Express to travel between The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida. The incredible journey, which requires a park-to-park ticket, combines powerful storytelling, live special effects, lifelike animation and state-of-the-art technology to take riders on the journey of a lifetime.[/toggle]
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