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28th Oct 2021

The Harry Potter trolley tour is coming to Dublin

Some wizardry magic is going to make an appearance in Dublin this November with the Harry Potter trolley tour.

This November is the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and to mark the occasion the Platform 9 ¾ Trolley that is used to transport young wizards to Hogwarts is going on tour.

The iconic train platform that Harry Potter and all the other wizarding students use to get to Hogwarts is first seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

In order for the wizards to catch the Hogwarts Express they must run through what looks like a brick wall and travel to the other side – and soon, you will be able to too.

A replica of the trolley the students use along with the 9¾ platform wall has been made by the creators of Harry Potter.

The installation gives fans the chance to recreate the moment when Harry first made it on to Platform 9 ¾.

The tour began in the UK at Edinburgh’s Waverley station and is currently in Wales at Cardiff Central Station.

It will be making its way to Ireland on the 29th of October to Belfast’s Lanyon Place Station and staying there till the 31st.

Following this it will have its stop in the capital at Dundrum’s Town Centre from the 5th to the 7th of November.

To add to the celebrations Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone will be returning to Irish cinemas on the 29th of October.

Movies @ Dundrum cinema will also be showing all of the Harry Potter films on the weekend the Trolley arrives to the centre.

When released, the Philosopher’s Stone became the highest grossing film of 2001 and also introduced us to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint for the first time.

No doubt J.K Rowling’s books already had a cult following but the first feature film made the fanbase even bigger.

Following its release seven more movies were made, theme parks were created and one of the largest fandoms of the world was founded.