Reviews of Hogwarts Express (Kings Cross Station)

Reviews

59

Rating

8.66 / 10

Recommended By

95%



Train ride with screen-based effects

Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 09/16/2020

Rating: (5)
Not Recommended

If you are going to park hop, this is the way to do it. The detail and design is top notch and the experience is different depending on where you are traveling. Very cool for Harry Potter fans I would recommend experiencing it at least once if you can, and if you can't your overall Harry Potter experience will still be amazing.

Pros:

A relaxing and fun way to travel between parks

Cons:

Lines can be long The ride is short
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Reviewed by CoriHenris Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (10)
Not Recommended

Such a fun way to go from one park to another. It’s just like being in the books! If you love Harry Potter this is a must do.

Pros:

Totally immersive Fun line since you get to go through ten 9 3/4ths area

Cons:

Usually a long line
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Reviewed by JNola18 Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (7)
Not Recommended

Fun but not worth a park hopper ticket

Pros:

Fun and air conditioned

Cons:

Not worth paying extra for park hopper
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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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