Original Hogwarts Express heading to UK Warner Bros attraction
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London has announced an expansion that will bring the original Hogwarts Express to the site.
Opening on 19 March, the 20,000 square-foot expansion will include the original steam engine and a recreation of Platform 9 ¾ where visitors will be able to have a photo taken with a luggage trolley in reference to when students move through the platform wall in the Harry Potter books and films.
A similar photo opportunity has already been popular at St Pancras station, where the scenes were shot.
Those heading to the attraction will also be able to go on a carriage that will be reassembled by the production team.
“We can’t wait to open our first expansion, Platform 9 ¾, just before the Studio Tour’s third anniversary in March. The Hogwarts Express had a starring role in the films so we’re excited that it will be taking centre stage in the new area. It’s the piece that visitors have most requested to see and we’re expecting a fantastic response,” said Sarah Roots, vice president of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.