Reviews of Hogwarts Express (Kings Cross Station)

Reviews

59

Rating

8.66 / 10

Recommended By

95%



Train ride with screen-based effects

Reviewed by ZoeyB Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (5)
Recommended

Must do at least once. It’s super cool to be able to ride the Hogwarts Express and I love that you can look out the window to see where you’re going. Not worth it if the line is over 25 minutes because you can walk to IOA faster than that.

Pros:

Better than walking to IOA

Cons:

Fake characters in the hallway scene
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Reviewed by Cigonzalez1996 Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

I couldn’t have been anymore exited for this. If hogsmead and diagon alley weren’t enough to make you feel fully immersed into the Harry Potter world this is the perfect connection between the two lands. It will make you feel just like Harry did on his first time trying to find platform 9 3/4

Pros:

All the details and the visuals of being an on actual train

Cons:

NOTHING
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Reviewed by ArielP Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (9)
Recommended

This is a must do!! The level of immersion is unmatched and will bring a tear to every HP fan's eye.

Pros:

Line moves relatively quickly compared to the wait time that is posted.

Cons:

You need a ticket for BOTH parks in order to ride. So it is a tad pricey.
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Reviewed by MiaK Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (9)
Recommended

As an avid Harry Potter fan, there's nothing quite as fun as taking your picture heading into Platform 9 3/4. The platform theming is incredible.
The journey over to Hogsmeade was very fun. We loved watching the scenes "outside" our windows and guessing which characters were walking by our compartment doors on our journey.
Leaving from Platform 9 3/4, departing the train, and getting to see Hogwarts just around the corner was a breathtaking experience. If you have Harry Potter fans in your party, highly recommend that the first time you switch parks, you ride from Diagon Alley to Hogsmeade for the "wow" factor of following Harry's journey to Hogwarts for the first time!

Pros:

Platform itself is an amazing photo opportunity Disembarking and being able to leave the Hogsmeade Station to see Hogwarts around the corner!

Cons:

For my liking, this was a little too long of a ride from one park to the other--we got a little bored of watching scenes roll by on our window/screen (and wished we had stocked up on snacks before we boarded!)
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Reviewed by Downert Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

Great way to move from park to park other than walking. Counts as a ride right? It has a different video each direction so make sure you ride both ways to see everything this ride has to offer.

Pros:

Calm ride and nice seating.

Cons:

Sometimes can be a long wait.
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Reviewed by Kristen13 Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (7)
Recommended

Great attraction for a Harry Potter fan of all ages. Hop on and make your way to hogwarts just like Harry

Pros:

Easy way to switch parks while still being immersed in Harry potter

Cons:

Wait can be long at times
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Reviewed by MacyMcMillan Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (7)
Recommended

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, DEFINITELY try it. If you aren’t, I would maybe skip it. I am a huge Harry Potter fan and I personally wasn’t amazed, I did enjoy it, but I wouldn’t wait longer than 20-30 minutes to ride it again.

Pros:

Immersive experience going in-between Diagon Alley & Hogsmeade

Cons:

Has a long wait most of the time and it’s a short ride for the wait
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Reviewed by caitlinseale Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (8)
Recommended

This is worth riding (but not if the line is too long). This is a fun way to be transported between the two parks, but be sure you have your multi park pass. It's definitely fun, and a great way to beat the heat.

Pros:

Very immersive, and perfect for all Harry Potter Fans! Great to beat the heat on a hot day.

Cons:

Long ride, must have multiple park pass.
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Reviewed by PracticallyPerfect Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

Must do for the Harry Potter fan! Slow moving train from Universal to Islands of Adventure/Hogsmeade suitable for the whole family except maybe very sensitive kiddos who may not like the dementors that appear briefly during the ride.

Pros:

Theming of the train station

Cons:

May be a little frightening for littles
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Reviewed by AmandaB Review Date: 09/14/2020

Rating: (10)
Recommended

Absolute MUST do for any HP fan!
Truly immerses you into the magical world and makes you feel you are actually on the train to Hogwarts!

Pros:

Very detailed ride that makes you feel you are in a cabin on your way to Hogwarts

Cons:

Wait times can be a bit hectic during normal operations
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