Reviews of Hogwarts Express (Kings Cross Station)

Reviews

59

Rating

8.66 / 10

Recommended By

95%



Train ride with screen-based effects

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.
Did you find this helpful?

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
Did you find this helpful?

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
Did you find this helpful?

Reviewed by Morganne Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

There is nothing bad about this ride. So relaxing (minus the scary dementors)

Pros:

Relaxing, useful!

Cons:

Literally nothing
Did you find this helpful?

Reviewed by Julianne Farrell Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

Perfect way to get from park to park- amazing theming and indoors it’s perfect.

Pros:

If anyone in your party is a Harry Potter fan this is an absolute must. The theming is perfect.

Cons:

You can only ride it if you have a park to park ticket so if you only have a one park ticket you will not be able to ride.
Did you find this helpful?

Reviewed by 5and1 Review Date: 09/18/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

If you're a Harry Potter fan, this is a must do! If you're not a Harry Potter fan, you should read the books.

Pros:

It's the Hogwarts Express!

Cons:

They need to get Emma Watson to do Hermione's voice or have less dialogue for Hermione.
Did you find this helpful?

Reviewed by tammra Review Date: 09/16/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

This is my favorite of the Harry Potter rides. The theming is spot on for giving you the feeling of being in a British train station and riding on a British train. Unlike the other Harry Potter rides which are challenging for the motion-sensitive, this one can be enjoyed by all ages. You need a multi-park pass to ride this attraction as it goes between Universal and Islands of Adventure. The window images are different on each one way trip.

Pros:

good theming, mild

Cons:

need a multipark pass to ride
Did you find this helpful?

Reviewed by harldycarly Review Date: 09/15/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

This whole experience lives up to a Potter fan's dream. The whole experience, including the queue, is so immersive and fun. It sucks how expensive it is to get the park-hopping ticket but I really do feel like it's worth it to go back and forth on the Hogwarts Express.

Pros:

Incredible themeing, makes park hopping convenient, two different experiences depending on which park you are coming from

Cons:

Requires park-hopping ticket, tends to get long lines
Did you find this helpful?

Reviewed by ThemeParkRandy Review Date: 09/15/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

This ride makes you feel like you are really riding the Hogwarts Express because it's so realistic! Love this ride!! Although, I wish this ride was longer because it's very short.

Pros:

Realistic

Cons:

Ride is very short
Did you find this helpful?

Reviewed by MarialovesDisney Review Date: 09/15/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

It looks just like the Hogwarts train in the movies!! It is very realistic! It is a short ride.

Pros:

Very realistic

Cons:

Short ride
Did you find this helpful?
1 2 3 6

Other topics in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Rides and Attractions