The fine folks at Improv Everywhere are always good for a laugh, and this one is fantastic.

They dressed a kid up as Harry Potter, complete with a luggage cart full of dusty boxes and a caged owl, and let him loose on Penn Station to try to get jaded New Yorkers to help him find the Hogwarts Express.

As Harry Potter fans will know, the secret is to try to find "Platform 9 3/4"

Take a look at how it went down:

 


My favorite part is definitely right around 2 minutes, when a woman tells him, with a completely straight face to, "run really hard right at the pillar".

Check out more of the hilarious "missions" from the Improv Everywhere gang here.