Once we entered into the studio, we began our tour. If you don’t know what this place is, then here’s the summary. The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Brothers Studio Tour is basically an opportunity to learn all about how they made the Harry Potter movies and also see the various elements of the movie sets such as costumes, how they made sets, etc. There are opportunities to go through and take photos, learn all about Harry Potter and even some photo opportunities to ride a broom through London.
We started out our tour in the Great Hall which was decorated for the holidays which was absolutely amazing. My inner child was definitely just so very happy and I am 100% sure I didn’t stop smiling. From the Great Hall we made our way into the actual studio where we got to see the history of the costumes, the bedroom sets from the boys dorms, all the way to learning about the animals that were in the movies. We were able to walk through the forest, see the mockups of Hogwarts and even check out number 4 Privet Drive. They’ve left quite a bit of the set in tact which is amazing. You have an opportunity to stop for food and get some butter beer before you make your way over to the actual costuming area that shows how they created the creatures and characters in Harry Potter including Dobby.
You’ll find interactive areas such pretending you are Dobby and seeing how you can control his movements on a screen. At the end, you can see a few mockups of Hogwarts and how it came to be the giant school that you see in the movies. Along with that, you get a chance to check out the wands and you really get to immerse yourself in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
I have to admit that I spent the entire time being super excited about what I was seeing and I’m not entirely sure I was able to take it all in but I loved every minute of it. I honestly feel like it was the best way for me fulfill my love of Harry Potter.
When we were done with the tour, we made our way back to the bus and took the two hour journey back to London.