Reviews of Hogwarts Express (Kings Cross Station)

Reviews

59

Rating

8.66 / 10

Recommended By

95%



Train ride with screen-based effects

Reviewed by StevenWilson Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (7)
Recommended

For simply being a transport, so much fun!!!

Pros:

Takes to universal, has fun with window effects

Cons:

Doesn’t do much other than transport you
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Reviewed by playwithplato Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (9)
Recommended

This is a super fun ride, knocking it one point because...Hermiones voice (if you know, you know)

Pros:

Immersive theming, fun way to travel between parks

Cons:

I can’t buy anything from the trolley dear
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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
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Reviewed by Lydia Review Date: 09/22/2020

Rating: (9)
Recommended

One of the best rides for a Harry Potter fan- very authentic! Love getting to walk through the wall into Platform 9 3/4 and see the details of the station.

Pros:

Authentic, great story, great theming.

Cons:

Usually a long line.
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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.
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Reviewed by lucykate Review Date: 09/18/2020

Rating: (8)
Recommended

This is a wonderfully immersive experience for every guest, not just Harry Potter fans. The ride is different depending on which park you are traveling to/from, so if you get the chance, ride it both ways. Be aware that you need a park to park ticket to experience this attraction.

Pros:

Very fun and well themed all the way from the queue through the ride.

Cons:

Lines can get wildly long for this, so it isn't the most efficient way to get from park to park. Also, since you need a park to park ticket to ride, it excludes some guests from being able to ride.
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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.
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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 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
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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
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