Amtrak Starts Running Harry Potter-Themed Trains in NYC

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Amtrak and the Broadway production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” have joined forces to offer a truly magical experience to Harry Potter fans visiting New York City this season. This partnership brings forth discounted train fares and allows access to show tickets for customers. The trains will run between Washington, D.C., and Boston between April 28 and June 25.

The renowned Lyric Theatre in New York City is now home to the debut of this spectacular production. As part of the collaboration, Amtrak Guest Rewards members can utilize their points in conjunction with the Audience Rewards program, the official Broadway rewards program, to purchase tickets for the show. Signing up for the Audience Rewards program is free, and you can secure your tickets by visiting Amtrak’s website, where a seamless booking process awaits.

Traveling on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Washington, D.C., and Boston, you’ll experience captivating visuals, the company says. The train’s distinctive liveries feature beloved characters from the Harry Potter series, including the iconic trio of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, as well as the next generation of wizards, including Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, and Rose Granger-Weasley. The eye-catching train wrap sets the stage for a memorable adventure. While the train won’t make a stop at Platform 9 3/4, the legendary landscapes of the NEC will hopefully transport you through time and ignite your imagination.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

In the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” Harry’s son Albus forges an unexpected friendship with Draco Malfoy Jr., the son of Harry’s once sworn enemy. This unlikely bond sets in motion an extraordinary journey that has the power to reshape history itself. Brace yourself for a mind-bending race through time, breathtaking spells, and an epic battle, brought to life by the most astounding theatrical magic ever seen on stage. The recently remodeled Lyric Theatre is filled with captivating surprises at every turn, creating an immersive experience like no other. From stunning set designs to mesmerizing special effects, the theater offers unexpected delights that transport audiences into the enchanting world of Hogwarts.

By partnering with Amtrak, the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” production aims to make the journey to New York City even more interesting for fans. Whether you’re a devoted Harry Potter enthusiast or a newcomer to the wizarding world, this collaboration promises an unforgettable experience.