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An Immersive Harry Potter-Themed Train Is Coming To Auckland

By Urban List Writers - 18 Jun 2019

Climb Aboard The Wizarding Academy Express This July

It’s time to grab your robe, your owl and your wand because Auckland is set to get a Wizarding Academy Express this September.

Literally held on a steam train, the Wizarding Academy Express will depart from Waiuku's Glenbrook Vintage Railway 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, 7 September, there are four different sessions: 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 3:30pm. 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, 7 September
Get your tickets here

Image Credit: Harry Potter

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