The other day I wrote a Book Thought about my experiences with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.
This past May, my husband had to go to London for work for a week, so I joined him. Everyday, I took the train into London and either wandered around with a relative, a friend, or alone. On one amazing (but rainy) London day, I was able to visit the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios.
It took forever to figure out how to get there, since it was only recently opened up to the public a few months before my visit, and it’s located in an out-of-the-way location. But the trip was entirely worth it! I even had a guided tour by none other than Malfoy himself! Okay, okay, it was an iPod guided tour, but still!!!!!
I was a little wary of going alone, but it turns out that there were other 20-somethings there alone, too!
There are so many secrets and fun facts hidden amongst the many props! I will only tell you a few!
Some other great things about the studio tour:
- You can drink butterbeer (same as in Orlando)
- Many costumes are on display
- The staff is super friendly! I talked to many of them and one girl was even an extra in one of the movies AND is shown on the HP castle ride in Orlando!
- The robotics section was really cool, filled with items for Hagrid’s face (yeah, that’s what I said), as well as the many mythical creatures seen in the movies
- The sets (potions classroom, Dumbledore’s office, Hagrid’s hut)!!!! I could not believe how small they were! That made them so cool because you know how much effort it took to make them look huge in the movie
- The chess pieces were there, too! Those were so heavy, they are almost impossible to move (and actually impossible for a person to do it without a machine)
And there are so many more things to see and learn about. . . I could have filled up this post with hundreds of pictures I took, and so many secrets and fun facts, but I had to stop somewhere!
Thinking of taking a trip? Plan and reserve in advance, and make sure you have at least 3 hours to get through the tour. It’s well worth it!
Thanks for reading,