The Hogwarts Express train is used by students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The steam train runs between King’s Cross station in London and the village of Hogsmeade, from where the children reach Hogwarts by boat or Thestral-drawn carriage. Access to the train by wizards and witches can only be gained by passing through a brick wall at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters at King’s Cross Station.
On his 11th birthday, Harry Potter learns that he has been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermione, brave the challenges of school life while facing the increasing threat of the dark forces led by Lord Voldemort. As Voldemort returns to power, Harry realises that only he can stop the Dark Lord. Also featured is the Golden Snitch from the game of Quidditch.
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the Weasley twins, Fred and George and their younger brother Ron ‘borrow’ their father’s enchanted car to rescue Harry through his bedroom window in the Dursleys’ house. Later on, having missed the Hogwarts Express, Harry and Ron take the car on an exciting journey to Hogwarts.
The youngest and only daughter in the Weasley clan, Ginny spends much of her first year at Hogwarts writing in Tom Riddle’s diary and unknowingly doing the Dark Lord’s bidding. In her fourth year, Ginny joins Dumbledore’s Army and eventually makes her feelings for Harry known. Also featured is Nagini, the snake of Lord Voldemort
The Triwizard Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner at the end of the third and final task of the Triwizard Tournament. When Harry Potter competes in the Triwizard Tournament, a Death Eater turns the Cup into a Portkey to instantly transport the winner to the graveyard where Lord Voldemort is waiting.
Neville Longbottom is known as a good-natured but accident-prone boy with an aptitude for Herbology. As the Dark Lord rises to power, Neville bravely joins Dumbledore’s Army and ultimately plays an integral role in the destruction of Lord Voldemort. Also featured is Godric Gryffindor’s sword.
Described by its conductor as “Emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard”, the Knight Bus appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It collects Harry and his trunk from the side of the road after he flees Privet Drive following an altercation with Mr. Dursley’s sister.
Severus Snape the Head of Slytherin house and Potions Master for Harry’s first five years at Hogwarts. Severus Snape’s loyalty to Dumbledore and the Order of the Phoenix is often questioned by Harry. Only through viewing Snape’s memories does Harry learn the truth about his motives.