19 Years Later: Sending Albus, Scorpius and Rose to Hogwarts

Sep 01, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

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After years of reading and falling in love with J.K. Rowling’s world, we end up here: 19 Years Later, the epilogue. We’ve watched them go through everything imaginable; Deatheaters, Tri-Wizard Tournaments, the Philosophers Stone – just to name a few, and here we stand. September 1st, 2017 on a platform once again…waiting for the train to take us back. So we reminisce about Harry’s time at Hogwarts as he watches his own children leave to his beloved home.

“The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.” 


The monumental ending of our beloved series is not technically the end. It’s really just the beginning – as cliche as it sounds. It’s the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  Today is the day that Albus, Scorpius and Rose follow in the footsteps of their parents; Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione as they stand on Platform 9 3/4 awaiting the Hogwarts Express. To celebrate this special day, the genius behind the entire saga, J.K. Rowling, had a message for fans:

And hundreds of Potter devotees joined Pottermore at King’s Cross station to “Go Back to Hogwarts”:

Even actor Warwick Davis who played Professor Flitwick and Griphook the goblin in the films made an appearance at the station today:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play has been releasing content through the week to commemorate it including this video about today’s historic performance:

First up is the #CursedChild 19 years later meet up! On Friday, September 1st there are several meet ups at Kings Cross – right where the golden trio, and later their kids, run through the platform wall. Photo opportunities abound, as well as meet ups at The House of Mina Lima, Kings Cross, and waiting for the cast at the stage door and pub later on in the evening.  It’s free, so even if you don’t have tickets for the show, you can still attend!

Find more info and meet up times here! 

The play’s twitter account asked users for their memories of their first day at school, and Cursed Child’s Ron Weasley, Thomas Aldridge, posted a video of him retelling his story:

Emma Merrells, who plays Ginny Potter, talks about how she met one of her best friends, much like Scorpius and Albus, when they sat together on their first day of school.

Scorpious Malfoy, played by Samuel Blenkin reminsiced about his first day at school as well:

James Howard who plays our favourite Slytherin rival, says that his school was even a bit like Hogwarts!

Rakie Ayola a.k.a. Hermione Granger, cherishes her memory of meeting her best friend for the first time:

Last but not least, Jamie Glover remembers a memory that sounds very much like something Harry would’ve done.

So September 1, 2017 is a day to look back at these cherished characters while also celebrating where the story has taken us. Keep coming back for more tweets as they arrive, follow #CursedChild, #BacktoHogwarts and#19YearsLater to follow all the fun events happening as the week goes on including appearances by some of the actors that played your favorite characters in the films at LeakyCon 2017, August 31-September 3 in Dublin, Ireland.


Do you remember your first day of school? How are you commemorating this epic day in the history of Potter? Tweet at us and use the hashtag #19YearsLater and #BacktoHogwarts.

For more information and to still register for LeakyCon 2017 their website can be found here.

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