Celebrating Hogwarts Express One Millionth Rider
Even years ago, when we first began conceiving The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, we knew the experience of riding the Hogwarts Express was an absolute must. So naturally, I was thrilled to be there alongside the entire Universal Orlando creative team when Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express opened just a few weeks ago.
And now, I am beyond ecstatic to share with you that, as of today, we have welcomed our one millionth rider on the Hogwarts Express! And while, as you can see, some special guests were surprised with a celebration to mark the occasion, it is because of all of our guests and Harry Potter fans from around the world that this day has arrived so surprisingly quickly.
As with everything in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it was always about bringing the books and films to life, and we worked tirelessly for several years to make the Hogwarts Express an immersive and authentic experience.
In the books and films, the journey on the Hogwarts Express is an important rite of passage for young wizards and witches. So for us, giving guests that same experience was really critical. From the train itself, handcrafted in Europe, to the immersive window scenes featuring the films’ iconic stars and locations, every detail of the Hogwarts Express was faithfully recreated to deliver a wondrous and memorable experience.
Now, one million riders happily confirm we got the experience right –– which is wonderful, because all we design, develop and create is for our audience to experience and enjoy. So, a sincere thanks to all our fans and guests for riding the Hogwarts Express and joyfully embracing the world of Harry Potter brought to life here at Universal Orlando Resort.