November 19, 2021

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express!


All Aboard the Hogwarts Express!
Can we just talk about Hagrid's platform shoes? Photo from AO "Bashkortostan PPK" on VK.com

Throughout the month of November, the Russian Rail System in the Republic of Bashkortostan has brought the magic of Hogwarts to life with a special Harry Potter-themed excursion

Not only is the interior of the train decorated according to magical custom, but passengers on the train will be accompanied by all the best characters from the Harry Potter series as well. Of course, there is the golden trio (Harry, Ron, and Hermoine), but there are also some of the villains from the books, like Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange. It is for this reason that children only above the age of four are allowed on the ride. 

While the trip is designed for children, it has been especially popular among adults too, causing tickets to sell out almost immediately. Harry Potter mania is still strong, even in Russia

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