We were placed with a party of three and a party of four, for a total of eight guests in one compartment.
The compartments have no space for physical distancing, especially when filled to capacity. The guests with us did not wear masks.
When we exited the Hogwarts Express, we saw the same number of guests being loaded at the Hogsmeade station.
Filling the train to capacity does cut down the wait time, which is especially nice when using the Hogwarts Express as transportation between the two parks. It was only a fifteen-minute wait at the King’s Cross station.
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