With the notice “Closed for maintenance” next to it, The Hogwarts Express has now been added to the list of renovations on the official Universal website for both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Given that it appeared so unexpectedly, it is unlikely to be planned maintenance.
Additionally, no dates have been provided for the anticipated reopening of the Hogwarts Express.
The Hogwarts Express stops at Hogsmeade and King’s Cross are now shown as being closed on the Universal Orlando Resort app.
Back in January, when the draw wire broke, the Hogwarts Express was shut down as Universal waited for a replacement component. The Hogwarts Express is currently closed for maintenance, although there has been no official statement explaining why.
The Hogwarts Express is an 1,800 mm (5 ft 10+7⁄8 in) broad gauge cable railway, people mover, and attraction within the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, United States. The route runs 676 meters (2,218 ft) 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 Wizarding World of Harry Potter, based on the Harry Potter film series.
The system, which was manufactured by the Doppelmayr Garaventa Group, is operated with two replicas of the fictional Hogwarts Express. The two directions of travel show two different videos. Because the trains transport guests between stations in two separate theme parks, riders must have an admission pass valid for both theme parks, with ticket inspectors checking prior to boarding.
The Hogwarts Express soft-opened to the public on July 1, 2014, before officially opening seven days later along with the rest of the Diagon Alley expansion. The service was immediately popular and within one month of opening, one million journeys had been made.
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