When I first read about the Hogwarts Hotline, I wasn’t sure it was for real. But being the huge Harry Potter fan that I am, I had to bite the bullet and see if it actually worked.  How to Call Hogwarts It worked!

What Happens If You Call The Hogwarts Hotline

The US-based phone number answers with an informational recording from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  Hogwarts Express

When You Call Hogwarts

After making a selection, a very nice sounding lady shares the details on how students arrive to the campus via Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station. Of course, Hogwarts is located in an undisclosed location in Scotland for security reasons, so you don’t get much more info than that.  A fun surprise interrupts the call, which, it turns out, is a clever advertisement for the University of Phoenix. I won’t give any spoilers, but let’s just say that kids especially will get a kick out of how the call ends.  Phoenix Statue At The Entrance To Hogwarts Headmaster's Office Which you could say is pretty on point, since we all know how the phoenix is a great symbol in the Wizarding World.  Hogwarts Crest But that begs the question, what would Hogwarts be doing with a Muggle telephone line? I mean, Mr. Weasley didn’t know how to use one and he dealt with Muggle artifacts every day. So I doubt some prospective student would try to call the Hogwarts Hotline to get more info on admissions. Hogwarts Castle Still, it’s a pretty cool way to waste two minutes. I can’t wait to show my seven-year-old Harry-Potter-loving son. I mean, we’ve already found the Wizarding World of Harry Potter hidden secrets and pouted in front of Platform 9 3/4, so why not give ol’ Hogwarts a ring?  Updated June 2022: It looks like the line has been disconnected.  Are you a Potterhead, too?

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Did you call the Hogwarts Hotline?  Oh, and if you want to give Santa a call too, we have you covered.



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  1. WOW!!!IT DID NOT WORK AND IT IS 2022!!SHAME ON YOU!I SHOWED MY MOM THIS NOT WORKING HOT LINE AND NOW SHE IS IN TEARS AND SO AM I.I AM SO DISSAPOINTED SO TELL ME,WHAT IS THE PIN HUH?!YOU KEEP TELLING EVERYONE TO LOOK INTO THEIR EMAIL IF THE CALL DID NOT wORK SO I DID AND SURPRISE,SURPRISE THERE WAS NOTHING IN THE EMAIL RELATED TO HOGWARTS SO THANKS FOR THE SCAM.

  2. Take down the line It’s upsetting my niece and it’s not a funny joke to do to kids that makes my niece so upset