Reviews of Hogwarts Express (Kings Cross Station)

Reviews

59

Rating

8.66 / 10

Recommended By

95%



Train ride with screen-based effects

Reviewed by MelissaH02536 Review Date: 10/01/2020

Rating: (8)
Recommended

Nice ride, well laid out queue. Awesome way to transfer between parks if you have the right ticket structure

Pros:

easy transfer between parks

Cons:

a little slow
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Reviewed by SueB Review Date: 10/01/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

Hogwarts Express is the best attraction at Universal. The immersive experience makes you feel you are just like the young wizard Harry Potter starting his trek to Hogwarts, complete with "going through the wall" to platform 9 3/4! This attraction is the most "Disneyesque" of all the Universal rides because you feel totally swept up into the story of Harry Potter. The train ride is wonderful because you really believe you are traveling from London through the picturesque countryside to Hogwarts and the world of wizards.

Pros:

Totally immersive experience.

Cons:

To experience this attraction fully, you must buy a two-park pass, one to Universal Studios, and one to Islands of Adventure, because the Hogwarts Express train connects the two parks.
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Reviewed by EmilyKay23 Review Date: 09/28/2020

Rating: (8)
Recommended

Excellent ride is a must to complete the Harry Potter experience. Relaxing, on theme, great break in the day and way to transition to the other park and second part of the day

Pros:

Perfectly on theme

Cons:

If you didn’t purchase both park tickets you can’t experience it. Wish it had some more sets with the digital screens.
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Reviewed by KWeber24 Review Date: 09/28/2020

Rating: (9)
Recommended

This is a fun experience and you have to ride it both ways because it is a different story going to Islands and back. I lobe the part with the dementors and truly feeling like I am riding on the Hogwarts Express. The theming is wonderful. The queue line is wonderful too.

Pros:

Theming, great transportation to and from parks, AC

Cons:

Must have a park hopper to ride.
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Reviewed by GabiChristie Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (8)
Recommended

Such a cool experience. The best way to travel between parks. I only wish it was way longer!

Pros:

Immersive experience for Harry Potter fans, fast way to travel between parks.

Cons:

Too fast
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Reviewed by MSA2016 Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (8)
Recommended

Such a cute way to get between parks. Won’t go to Universal without riding.

Pros:

Amazing theming. Really feel like I’m part of the story.

Cons:

Long line.
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Reviewed by janiarivera Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (5)
Recommended

it’s a convenient and nice way to switch parks when you're feeling too lazy to walk

Pros:

you get to sit down and relax for a little

Cons:

sometimes the wait is too long and it closes when it rains
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Reviewed by LeandroRodrigues Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

It’s one of the most wanted experiences for all of HP fans! And they nailed! There’s a lot of Easter eggs and ambience on the London side of the station, the “trip” in itself is not quite long but is very delightful and you can feel the chills of coming to Hogwarts or the emotional tears from leaving it. Sometimes it’s a long line and a bit of a rush, but it worth it! DO IT THE 2 WAY TRIP

Pros:

Immersive, relaxing and entertainment at the same time, beat the heat

Cons:

Long lines in rush times
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Reviewed by EmmaLee Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

This is a must do for the ultimate Harry Potter day. It's a nice relaxing way to get from park to park. The film is awesome and it makes you feel like you are in the movie. It is perfectly themed.

Pros:

Harry Potter immersion

Cons:

The cabin can be crowded
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Reviewed by ebowers2011 Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (8)
Recommended

We love to catch the train at Kings Cross. The wait times are always shorter on this side than at Hogsmeade Station.

Pros:

Wait times are shorter!

Cons:

None!
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