Warner Brothers Studio Tour The Making Of Harry Potter
The Warner Brothers Studio Tour is located outside of London in the small town of Watford, UK. This is on the same hallowed grounds that the "Highest Grossing Film Franchise" in history was filmed, affectionately known as Leavesden Studios.
MuggleNet has covered everything that has taken place on these grounds from filming news, set reports, etc. But now, we get to report on what will certainly become one of the best tourist attractions in England. A museum of sorts, where the fan of Harry Potter can actually see first hand each set, costume, prop, creature, and so much more.
Rich details from the master creators of the film franchise are able to be seen. Details that simply cannot be seen in the films even with the best quality equipment.
What is it? All eight Harry Potter
films have been shot at Leavesden Studios in the past decade and now that filming is complete, the studios will be opened up to the public so you can be immersed in the world of Harry Potter, getting up close and personal with some of the sets, props and costumes featured in the films.
When is it opening? The tour will be opening March 31, 2012.
What exactly will I see on the tour?
Since the tour is still under construction there are still lots of decisions to be made about what to feature on the tour. You'll be able to visit the Great Hall, Dumbledore's Office, the Gryffindor Common Room and more! Check out our report on the studio tour for more information on some of the sets and props that will be featured in the tour. Warner Brothers also promises you'll see costumes, animatronics, props, and effects. Organizers say the tour will take three (3) hours.
Do I need to purchase tickets in
advance? Yes. Tickets are now on sale and are priced starting at 28GBP
(approximately $46 USD). You can buy tickets at the following address www.wbstudiotour.co.uk.
Where can I learn more? Read the original announcement from March 3rd, 2011, at this link and the more recent ticket release right here.
Read MuggleNet staffer Nick's Studio Tour Report at this link.
You can also watch this video of the Harry Potter cast discussing the Studio Tour and the experiences on set. Hear from Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), James & Oliver Phelps (Fred & George Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Warwick Davis (Professor Filius Flitwick/Griphook) and Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks).
As tickets go on sale for the "Making of Harry Potter" studio tour, cast members including Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton and Warwick Davis talk about their excitement at fans being able to see the iconic film sets.
Bad news, Harry. I've just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She — er — got a bit shirty with me. Told me I'd got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared more about winning the Cup than I do about you staying alive. Just because I told her I didn't care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch first.
Oliver Wood Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 12, Page 244
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released on July 21, 2007, and sold 11 million copies on the first day of its release, breaking Rowling's earlier records for the fastest selling book of all time.