Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Set to Reopen This Month
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter has been closed since early March, but it will soon open its doors to visitors once again.
Starting August 20, the Studio Tour will open with a reduced visitor capacity and increased safety and social distancing measures. All visitors age 11 and older will be required to wear face coverings unless they are medically exempt from doing so, and face masks will be available to purchase. Visitors who are feeling unwell before their visit should stay at home and rebook their tickets for another date.
✨Our doors will be reopening 20th August, tickets on sale tomorrow at 1pm BST.✨
We’re looking forward to welcoming you back into the world of Harry Potter to experience the filmmaking magic, once again. View FAQs and additional safety measures here: https://t.co/2ZsCqm9fOg pic.twitter.com/OLU6QH9FM9
— Warner Bros. Studio Tour London (@wbtourlondon) August 5, 2020
On reopening, the Studio Tour will operate a one-way system with additional signage and floor markings to help guests stay socially distant from one another. Additionally, certain attractions and areas, such as Privet Drive and the Hogwarts Express carriage, will not be reopening due to the inability of guests to social distance. Green screen photo opportunities will be open, but visitors will be unable to borrow Hogwarts robes for their photos.
There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the Studio Tour, and high-touch areas, such as door handles, will be cleaned regularly throughout the day. Hygiene screens have been installed in cafés and stores, and to help reduce the risk that comes with handling cash, the Studio Tour will be cashless from its reopening. Visitors who choose to eat in one of the Studio Tour cafés will also be asked to provide their contact details for the NHS’s Test and Trace program.
Although the Studio Tour had previously temporarily suspended bookings, tickets are now available to purchase. As always, the Studio Tour remains a prebook-only attraction, and visitors will need to book tickets before their trip. Additionally, the Studio Tour is requesting that visitors arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before their time slot, because it is unable to accommodate due to social distancing measures.
The Studio Tour shuttle bus, which provided free transportation for NHS workers during the early stages of the pandemic, will remain unavailable. This means that visitors hoping to make the journey from Watford Junction train station will need to arrange alternate modes of transportation.
Will you be planning to visit the Studio Tour once it reopens? The Celebration of Slytherin event has been extended to November 12 to allow as many people as possible to experience the feature. And for those who love the festive season, Hogwarts in the Snow is still set to go ahead on November 14, so there is plenty of magic to enjoy!