Did you know Doncaster stars on the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express ride at Universal Studios in Florida?

It might sound like a bit of movie magic – but did you know Doncaster’s fame has spread to the other side of the globe?

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 10:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 10:52 am

Believe it or not, our town has found a little bit of a starring role, more than 4,300 miles away at Universal Studios in Florida.

And that’s because Doncaster features on the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express ride at the popular American tourist attraction.

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Doncaster on the arrivals board at the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios.

One eagle-eyed visitor spotted Doncaster as one of the train services on an ‘arrivals board’ at the ride which opened in 2014.

Nestled in among Newcastle, Cuffley and Hadley Wood is the 19.47 Hull Trains arrival from Doncaster at platform 10 – and what’s more, its on time, according to the display!

The Hogwarts Express is one of the most popular attractions within the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando in United States.

The route runs 676 metres between Hogsmeade station in the Islands of Adventure theme park and King's Cross station in the London area of the Universal Studios Florida theme park.

It provides a connection between the Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade areas which, together, form the Harry Potter-themed Wizarding World area, based on the Harry Potter film series.

The system is operated with two replicas of the Hogwarts Express, which of course, was the locomotive featured in the Harry Potter film series.