How Do You Get to Hogwarts from N.Y.C's Penn Station? Real Life Harry Potter Tries to Find Out

11/19/2013 at 04:00 PM EST

Be honest. Some part of you is still waiting for that owl to swoop up to your stoop and drop off your invitation to Hogwarts. The early days of Harry Potter are far behind us, but the franchise's curious magic lives on.

One Harry Potter look-alike took matters into his own hands, with a little help from NYC collective Improv Everywhere, packing his bird and setting off to find Hogwarts himself.

The only problem was that it's a tad difficult to get to the wizarding school's England campus when your only travel option is a train from N.Y.C's Penn Station. But this mop-headed, wannabe spellcaster had a persistent spirit and a ticket in hand. Find out what happens when you try to find Platform 9 ¾ amongst some of the world's most serious travelers.

In the previous installment of Improv Everywhere's "Movies in Real Life" series, a flash mob of 20 women recreated the infamous Katz's Deli scene from When Harry Met Sally.

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