Two months ago, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London announced that a big addition was coming to the The Making of Harry Potter exhibition: the Hogwarts Express.

In an special launch event this week, the Studio revealed the new 20,000-foot expansion that includes the original Hogwarts Express steam train and an exact replica of the Platform 9 3/4 filming set. The experience allows fans to walk through the train’s adjoining carriage, which is filled with props used during filming. A special area lets visitors sit in train seats and view through the window green-screen effects of images used in the films.

For the perfect photo op, visitors can get their hands on a trolley that is seemingly midway through the platform wall, to give the effect that they are about to push through the wall towards the iconic Platform 9 3/4.

Actors Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley in the films) and James and Oliver Phelps were in hand to unveil the exciting new addition. Also present were top Warner Bros. execs, including CEO Kevin Tsujihara.

“At Warner Bros., we consider the U.K. our production home away from home,” said Tsujihara. “Jo [Rowling] couldn’t be here tonight, but she’s here in spirit. This place embodies the world of Harry Potter and brings it to life.”

Mark Williams at WB Studio Tour London Hogwarts Express revelation

Since it opened about three years ago, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has been visited by over 4 million people.

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