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Hogwarts Express

RECREATING AN ICONIC LOCOMOTIVE FOR THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER

In 2010, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure. We were thrilled to bring the Hogwarts Express to life for the award-winning theme park. The iconic locomotive greets Muggles, witches, and wizards alike as they enter the award-winning theme park land.

Client

Universal Studios Orlando

Location

Orlando

Market Sector(s)

Array

Services Provided

CNC, 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, Hotwire Foam Cutting, Sculpting, Finishing, Sandblasting, Welding, Painting, Fiberglass, Rotocast

WHAT WE DID 

Our team created a true-to-scale replica of the famed Hogwarts Express locomotive engine to be displayed at the Hogsmeade Village park. It’s a great photo-op stop for visitors as they head into the village for a ride, a Butterbeer, or a delicious meal at the Three Broomsticks.

HOW WE DID IT

Through proprietary access to the original blueprints and digital models used in the Harry Potter films, our team fabricated an authentic, screen-accurate, 1:1 scale replica of the beloved steam engine. We built a steel frame for support, then clad it in custom fiberglass panels to minimize weight. Once the basic shape was complete, we added all the essential details using sculpted foam, CNC cut wood, and metal adornments. Last but not least, our finishing experts hand-aged every inch from the heat warped smokestack down to every nut, bolt, and rivet. 

CONCLUSION

Today, the Hogwarts Express is one of the most magical and popular photo-op destinations in the Wizarding World, drawing millions of guests every year. 

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