The Harry Potter Experience

I mentioned in a recent post that my family and I had recently visited the Warner Bros Studio Tour – here, we took in all the magic from the Harry Potter films, which was quite the experience! What did we see? Well, we saw pretty much everything there was to see. Even if you’re not a fan of Harry Potter, the tour offers an incredible and detailed insight to the process of making big movies. The level of work that goes into producing films like this is astounding.


(how about a letter to Hogwarts?)


(every wand was distinctive and every credited member of cast and crew received their own personalised wand)


(there were thousands of bottles of various weird things and potions and each one had its own, unique, handwritten label)


(we’re off to Hogwarts!)

What we saw was not merely a faithful reproduction of the sets and props – we saw the actual sets and props. It made the experience all the more special to know we were walking through and standing in the places where these movies were made.


(the Knight Bus, circa The Prisoner of Azkaban)


(one of the weird plant baby things)

We took hundreds of pictures, which I can’t go through here! Needless to say, it was a fantastic experience (by the way, butter beer is wonderful), and I don’t think we scratched the surface of what it was like.

So, that’s it. If you get the chance to go, go!


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