Wizarding World Harry Potter platform trolley tour unveiled in Cardiff

Posted on 27 October 2021
By Khyle Deen
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This past Tuesday morning, Harry Potter fans, dressed in their best robes and Hogwarts scarves, gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone releasing in UK & Irish cinemas, by witnessing the launch of the iconic Platform Trolley at Cardiff Central.

The installation allows fans to recreate the moment when Harry first made it on to Platform 9 ¾, by running through a magical brick wall in London’s King’s Cross station, before taking the 11 o’clock train to Hogwarts, which it did every year on September 1st .

The trolley, a symbol of the gateway between the ‘Muggle’ and wizarding world, is situated on the concourse of King’s Cross Station, alongside the Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾, and is visited every year by over 2 million people, serving as a symbol of the Harry Potter legacy for the last two decades, but soon cities across the UK and Ireland will be able to experience the magic too.

The lucky fans in Cardiff were surprised with LEGO® Harry Potter goodies to celebrate the launch. The trolley installation will be available at Cardiff Central for Harry Potter fans to visit until 28th October between 10:30am – 5:30pm.

Previously announced that the trolley will also appear at other UK stations, the tour is now being extended to Dublin as well:

Belfast Lanyon Place Station – 29th – 31st October
Dublin Dundrum Town Centre – 5th – 7th November

Victoria MacClean, YouTuber and Harry Potter superfan from Neath says, “It’s absolutely magical to have Platform 9 ¾ so close to home here in Cardiff. To be able to share the magic with so many others and pass it onto the next generation of Harry Potter fans for the 20th anniversary is spellbinding.”

The trolley tour was launched to thank the fan community for their love and support over the past two decades and help them capture their own version of this iconic moment from the first film . The official 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be celebrated on the 16th November 2021.

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