The Wizarding Academy Express
An interactive magical train ride is rolling into Melbourne.
If you have been looking for a way to escape the world of mere mortals, then this is the event for you. The Wizarding Academy Express, a magical train journey, is steaming into Melbourne. On Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, the Express will be departing Docklands' Southern Cross Station throughout both days (from Platform 9 3/4, we hope).
Professors from the 'Saremcroft Wizarding Academy' will be sourcing local witches and wizards for their next intake. Your lessons begin as the train departs the platform — you'll need to brush up on your spell casting and potion making.
The train ride is an interactive theatre experience, suitable for all ages. Your carriage is your 'house', where you'll find your House Captain and Professor. Robes and wands are, of course, recommended. The whole experience has the air of a certain fictional wizarding universe, but, it has been noted, is not affiliated to or endorsed by Warner Bros in any way.
The whole thing goes for 60–90 minutes, including all magical activities and even non-alcoholic potions. Unfortunately, all tickets have now sold out, but we'll let you know if any more journeys are added.
Updated: September 24, 2019.