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An Immersive Harry Potter-Themed Train Is Coming To New Zealand

By Urban List Writers - 07 May 2019

Climb Aboard The Wizarding Academy Express This July

It’s time to grab your robe, your owl and your wand and head to Wellington because the capital is set to get a Wizarding Academy Express this July.

Literally held on a steam train, the Wizarding Academy Express will depart from Wellington train station, with each carriage a ‘house’ that has both a captain and professor on board. During the one to one-and-a-half hour train trip, you’ll be taken through a variety of magical lessons including spell casting and potion classes. There are six different carriages, each with their own unique personality after which it was named: think Gwazidor who is energetic and firey or Longmagriff who is whimsical and creative.

Held on Saturday, 13 July, there are four different sessions: 9:25am, 11:15am, 1:10pm and 3:10pm. There are three levels of tickets available. The general allows for the immersive experience as well as a souvenir, the premium also includes a Saremcroft Wand and the VIW carriage also includes Saremcroft butter ale and is a smaller carriage so you’ll get more attention.

Catering for ages 5 to 305 If you don’t have your own wand or robe, you can purchase one when you buy a ticket.

Speaking of tickets, they are on sale now, so we suggest snapping one up asap because they’re sure to be snapped up faster than a discount sale at Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes.

The Deets:

What: Wizarding Academy Express
When: Saturday, 13 July
Get your tickets here

Image Credit: Harry Potter

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