Hey Thrill Seekers,
Another day, another video. Universal Orlando last night released another new video, hot on the tails of yesterdays Goblin releases, we’ve received another video showing some further details of the Hogwarts Express.
The video shows the pains Universal have gone to in replicating the look and feel of the Hogwarts Express. There are also a few nuggets of information in there, have a watch and we’ll chat afterwards…
So here’s what I took from this video;
Universal are calling the Hogwarts Express the most authentic thing they’ve ever built, actually that anyone has ever built for a theme park. To keep continue to be authentic it very much sounds like you will enter platform 9 3/4 through a “brickwall”!
The video also gives us a look at the two different journeys you’ll experience when riding the Hogwarts Express depending on which way you’re going. From London to Hogsmeade I’m pretty sure they just confirmed that Harry, Ron and Hermione will be on the train with you!
but they will be on the train with you, and you may actually see them there!
The reverse trip offers a totally different experience, and the video shows a great sequence involving the nightbus. Universal are extremely confident about this addition calling it a “game changer”!
When it comes to a firm opening date Universal aren’t as forth coming however their parent company Comcast during a conference call to discuss first quarter earnings confirmed that they expected a stronger results from April through to June due to a late Easter and the opening of Diagon Alley!!!
Comcast Chief Financial Officer, Michael Angelakis stated;
In the second quarter, we are very excited about the opening of Harry Potter 2 in Orlando, as well as having the spring holidays in full swing,
We expect an announcement shortly from Universal confirming the actual date… as always we’ll keep you informed.