All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Harry Potter steam train comes to Warner Bros Studio

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The wizarding world of Harry Potter is about to get even more thrilling as the mystical Hogwarts Express platform is unveiled.

The 20,000 square foot construction, at the Warner Bros Studio in Watford, will include the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and a recreation of the iconic platform 9 ¾.

The magical revamp, which will open in March, will also give a glimpse into how some of the film's most-loved scenes were created.

Visitors will have the chance to climb aboard the train's carriage and, of course, pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall.

As fans of the Harry Potter film franchise may already know, the British steam train no. 5972, 'Olton Hall,' was used as the Hogwarts Express throughout the film series.

Scenes featuring the working engine – including the very last scene, in which a fully-grown Harry, Ron and Hermione wave goodbye to their own children as they head off to school – were all filmed on a soundstage at Warner Bros. Studios.

And now, the infamous red engine will return to its production home, to be displayed on a set of tracks, complete with billowing steam.

The exciting new attraction will open on March 19 and the platform will be constructed by the same crew who worked on the film.

Fans will be able to relive their favourite Harry Potter moments as they sit in the interior carriage that was used during filming.

There will also be a steam-train-themed shop on the platform so you can pick up some magical trinkets.

Sarah Roots, Vice President of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, said: "We can't wait to open our first expansion, Platform 9 3/4 just before the Studio Tour's third anniversary in March,

"The Hogwarts Express had a starring role in the films, so we're excited that it will be taking centre stage in the new area.

"It's the piece that visitors have most requested to see and we're expecting a fantastic response."

Stuart Craig, the Production Designer on all eight Harry Potter films, added: "The Hogwarts Express was the setting for many iconic scenes, from Harry, Hermione and Ron's first meeting to the moment the trio's children embark on their first journey to school 26 years later."

The new Platform 9 ¾ section, featuring the original Hogwarts Express, will open on Thursday 19th March and entrance will be included in the standard ticket price.

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