Hello my dear readers!
I have an announcement to make: I am a major Potterhead.
I read each book a billion times and I lost count of how many times I saw the movies… I love it, and Mrs.Rowling is super cool for writing such an amazing story with such lovable (and some despicable) characters always in great detail.
So, this year I decided to do something different for my birthday: I went to London and treated myself with an awesome afternoon at Warner Brothers Studio: The Making of Harry Potter. It was (literally) a magical place over there! Seriously, this exceeds all expectations. It was absolutely amazing and it was worth every penny I spent !
The tour starts with an exciting speech given by the staff (Who might like Harry Potter the same crazy way we do btw) and I have to admit: I teard up a bit (yup, I am that ridiculous). Afterwords, you can just wander around the studio at see everything at your own pace. And there is a lot to see!
The Making of Harry Potter includes only things that were used for the movies ! You might recognize some of the sets: the Dinning Hall, Hagrid’s Shack, the Weasleys’ house, the Potions classroom, the Hogwarts Express (there’s a freaking train inside!) and my favourite part: the Diagon Alley! You get to walk in the street with all the different stores including Fred and George’s Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts, the Daily Prophet… Let’s just say you´ll feel a bit like Harry felt the day Hagrid told him he was a wizard.
There is also a part of the studio with the outdoor sceneries, which includes the night bus, the house of Privet Drive and the Weasleys’ car.
Furthermore you will find all kind of props like the characters’ clothes from several occasions, all the horcruxes, the Mirror of Erised and the door of the chamber secrets. The tour also allows you to understand some of the special effects they used and how they were made. Fun fact: Dobby was added to the scenes after they shot it, so while they were filming and to make it easier for the cast, they looked at a tennis ball on a stick as they were directing to Dobby.
Other thing that I found really interesting as well was that they sell ALL the candies they ate in the movie, this includes Bertie Botts every flavor beans, chocolate frogs and obviously the famous butter bear, which is absolutely delicious
It was truly an unforgettable experience, so here are a few pictures for you to have an idea. But there’s nothing like going there and see for yourself, which I strongly recomend 🙂
If you’re thinking to go there soon, here are some tips:
- Buy your tickets online and as early as possible, because they will sell out for sure.
- To go there get a train to Watford and they have shuttles from there, for 2.5 pounds both ways.
- They will open a new attraction on March 31 – The Forbidden Forest, so I think it might be worth the wait.
Lots of Love,