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Hogwarts Express arrives at Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Orlando has released a new image of the Hogwarts Express steam engine which will greet guests at the entrance to its $200 million Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Hogwarts Express transports Harry and his friends to Hogwarts school in the Potter books and movies. The installation at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park will be stationary, but will be brought to life with smoke billowing from it through the day.

Hogwarts Express photograph

Image © 2010 Universal Orlando Resort. All Rights Reserved

The Potter-themed area is set to open by May 28, although a "soft opening" period is likely prior to that date. For full details of the rides, shops and restaurants that will make up the Wizarding World, see TPT's recent news story.

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