To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone releasing in UK cinemas, the Platform 9 ¾ trolley will be touring train stations across the UK in October.
The Platform 9 ¾ trolley will appear at four UK train stations from October 16 to October 31, with fans able to recreate the iconic Harry Potter scene that takes place at the magical brick wall at London’s King’s Cross.
The trolley, which is usually located at King’s Cross, is visited by more than 2 million people annually. It is now heading to stations in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland.
Harry Potter fans can recreate iconic scene
Harry Potter fans can check out the prop at Edinburgh Waverley between October 16 and 18, Birmingham New Street between October 23 and 25, Cardiff Central between October 26 and 28, and Belfast Lanyon Place from October 29 to 31.
“The Platform 9 ¾ trolley in King’s Cross station is a fantastic attraction that boasts huge queues of Harry Potter fans daily,” said Stuart Kirkwood, group property director at Network Rail.
“Edinburgh Waverley and Birmingham New Street are Network Rail managed stations and it’s been great to take this fan favourite to locations outside of London to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film.”
The official 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be celebrated by the Wizarding World on November 16, 2021.
Platform 9 ¾ trolley rolling to train stations
Harry Potter lends its intellectual property (IP) to myriad magical attractions. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter first launched in 2010 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and is now heading to Universal Beijing Resort.
Harry Potter New York, the world’s first flagship Harry Potter store, recently opened virtual reality (VR) experiences set in the Wizarding World. Harry Potter New York is a themed retail experience with interactive elements and exclusive products.
“We’re extremely pleased to add this touch of magic to these stations,” Kirkwood added.
Images: The Wizarding World