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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Harry Potter A-Z

A Saturday post I have been doing to spread the Harry Potter love and to take us all on a trip down memory lane :).

K is for the Knight Bus
One of my favourite creations of J. K. Rowling, the Knight Bus is a wizarding bus which travels at a ridiculous speed and can fit through and go around any obstacle! I am pretty positive we would all love a ride on it.
Harry: "How come the Muggles don’t hear the bus?"
Stan: "Them! Don’ listen properly, do they? Don’ look properly either. Never notice nuffink, they don’"

The Knight Bus is a triple-decker, purple AEC Regent III RT that assists stranded individuals of the wizarding community through public transportation. It operates at a very fast speed and obstacles will jump out of its way. To hail the bus, a witch or wizard must stick their wand hand in the air in the same manner that a Muggle might do to hail a taxi, though it is possible to book tickets for travel on the bus in advance. During the early 1990s, the Knight Bus' conductor was Stan Shunpike, who greets passengers and handles baggage, and was driven by Ernie Prang.

The Knight Bus was first commissioned in 1865 as a method for underage or infirm wizards to transport themselves discreetly. The idea was proposed by then-Minister Dugald McPhail, after a number of other idea such as broomsticks with sidecars were vetoed.
Read more here.

Catching a ride! :D
Previous A-Z posts:
A is for Animagus
B is for Boggart
C is for Crumple-Horned Snorkack
D is for Diagon Alley
E is for Epilogue
F is for Forbidden Forest
G is for Galleons
H is for Hogsmeade
I is for Inferius
J is for Lee Jordan

3 comments:

  1. Awesome pick! I love this bus! And how the seats change to beds and all. Awesome haha. i wouldn't mind this instead of what I get to go to school :D

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  2. The Knight Bus is most definitely a favourite of mine, particularly the movie scene.

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  3. OMG I LOVE that you actually got to catch a ride on the Knight Bus!! It looks really incredible AND accurate to what we were shown in PoA :D You're right, the Knight Bus is seriously cool, I love how that big purple thing can squeeze through all kinds of traffic and appear out of nowhere. Plus PoA is one of my favorite HP books of all so anything associated with that one usually get a lot of love hehe

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