In reply to by Catmancer (not verified)

No, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is not its own park. It is a part of Islands of Adventure (Hosgsmeade and Hogwarts) and the original Universal Studios Park (London/Kings Cross and Diagon Alley). If you wish to ride Hogwarts Express between the two locations, you need to have a park hopper as you will be boarding in one park and deboarding in another.

We want to travel in both directions on the train, can we board and travel one way and stay on the train to travel back? Or do they make you get off the train and stand in line again?

The wizarding world of Harry Potter is a separate park?

In reply to by Wild Walt (not verified)

Unfortunately you can't use 2 days of a base ticket to park hop. You can always upgrade the ticket, but that'll cost a few extra bucks and may not be worth it for a singe day visit. I'm visiting for 2 days in November and am weighing up how much we want to go on the Express...

I have a 2 day base ticket to Universal / IOA but will only be there for 1 day. Can I use the ticket to both parks on the same day and go back and forth between the parks on the train???

In reply to by Janette Drewitt (not verified)

Hi Janette- you need to have a park hopper, because the Hogwarts Express runs from park to park (US to IOA). It does not need to be a two day.

Could someone please confirm the 2 park ticket rule? Do you need to have a hopper ticket or does it mean a 2 day ticket?

Don't forget about the threshal when you get off in IOA you can see the cart moving all 'on its own'

Any Harry Potter fan should know exactly what they are going to go through, but this article does explain a lot to people who are going to Universal (I mean London, England!)

Correction for number 6: DO NOT TRY TO TAKE YOUR STROLLER ONTO THE TRAIN!!!! Leave it directly outside the train and a team member will put it in the front or the back.

In reply to by Ariel (not verified)

According to an article I found from the Orlando Sentinel, it is the Malfoys' manor.

Does anyone know who's house it is that you see on the train? It looks like Tom Riddles but it doesn't have a graveyard.

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