Droves of Harry Potter Fans Showed up at King’s Cross Station Today — Here’s Why

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If you’re a fan of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?), then you might know why today’s date is so special in the Potter universe.

You might recall, in the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry takes his son, Albus Severus, to King’s Cross Station in London to leave on the Hogwarts Express.

And because Rowling never leaves out a single, impeccable detail, she actually gave a specific date for those events: today, September 1st, 2017.

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It’s basically the ultimate fan service chapter. Harry and his wife Ginny take their son to the Hogwarts express, Ron and Hermione take their son, and even Malfoy brings his son.

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As well as their adorable wizard offspring.

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Luckily Harry Potter fans only had to wait about ten actual years, since The Deathly Hallows was released in 2007.

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The cast of The Cursed Child play celebrated with an awesome Hogwarts Express shaped cake.

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But the absolute best celebration was from an unlikely source. You’ll definitely want to see what Rugby Station did to celebrate…

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They snuck a sign in there for the Hogwarts Express, but added “Wizards and Witches Only,” in case anyone tried to hitch a ride.

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Right, definitely “don’t” take a flying car like Harry and Ron did in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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You definitely don’t want to get left behind in the muggle world. It sucks here!

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But at the very least, we can visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and pretend for a few hours.

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Is it getting dusty in here? The fans of the Harry Potter series are some of the most dedicated fans around, for sure. But the fans didn’t stop there…

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Would he be a Gryffindor like his father? Or would he be a Slytherin like Severus Snape?

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They were just happy to celebrate their beloved series again.

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But unfortunately, there were no wizards or witches there, just lots of muggles.

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Which boggled quite a few minds and made others very sad.

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And it might be time to binge-read those books again.

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