Real train board at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Real train board at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Postby josef » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:47 am

This might be the nerdiest post I've ever written, and I'm a member of a rail fan internet forum.

The other day I was in Orlando at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Of course we took the Hogwarts train from the Kings Cross station they have there, and I was surprised to notice two real life train ticker boards (I know that sound anywhere; Philadelphia's 30th Street Station is my home Amtrak station). Something I noticed was that while the train times seemed random as if to add to the ambiance, the data looked a little bit too specific to me. Like it had train cancellations on it. I was wondering, could it really be random? Or could it in fact have a feed from the real Kings Cross?

Check out the video I took of it while I was there. Is that real train data?

https://youtu.be/9r_BlfZEn-s
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Re: Real train board at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Postby NorthWest » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:04 pm

Looks real, as those are real train operating companies in the UK. Looks like an electronic model of a Solari Board and not the real flap-operated version?
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Re: Real train board at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Postby josef » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:48 pm

Oh no, it was real and flappy!
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