Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood Set to Reopen with Stunning “Harry Potter,” DC Showcases
As the world slowly starts to open back up again (it truly feels like we’ve almost defeated our own version of Lord Voldemort), more theme parks and studio tours are announcing that fans can once again enter the magical worlds they love. Even though the past year was pretty bland without all the usual outdoor entertainment, some good has come out of it, like the huge expansion fans can look forward to visiting at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood when it reopens on June 26.
Few things are as exciting as revisiting the world of Harry Potter, and Warner Bros. kept this in mind as it expanded its Studio Tour in Burbank, California. During the 15 months it was forced to close its doors to the public, the studio added various new features to the tour, which includes a “Storytelling Showcase” that tells the story of how the company has evolved over the years and perhaps the most exciting addition, the grand finale experience, titled “Action and Magic Made Here.” This is where Potter and DC fans will have the opportunity to rediscover their favorite fantasy worlds. Another exciting development is the revamped Warner Bros. Studio Store, which will now be open to the public without having to purchase a Studio Tour ticket. You know what that means – more Galleons to spend on merchandise!
Danny Kahn, VP and General Manager of Warner Bros. Studios, expressed his excitement to finally welcome guests back.
Entertainment is about connecting with fans, and we are thrilled to welcome guests back to the tour after a more than 15-month hiatus. Our new experiences will take guests on a journey through our history [and] how we bring stories to life and celebrate the DC Universe and Wizarding World.
The “Action and Magic Made Here” grand finale will offer fans a behind-the-scenes look at Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. You can look forward to discovering props and costumes, taking part in photo opportunities, and becoming part of interactive experiences. Get ready to dive into some Hermione Granger-approved activities like potion-making, wand choreography, and learning more about the magical creatures in Newt Scamander’s Shed of Magical Creatures. Once you’re done studying all things magic-related, you can take a picture at the Dursleys’ fireplace surrounded by Hogwarts acceptance letters (and secretly wish that they were all addressed to you), and you can relive Harry’s childhood by visiting the cupboard under the stairs.
There’s also a brand-new Sorting Ceremony that will take place on the re-created set of the Great Hall. Come prepared: Use the Harry Potter Fan Club mobile app to be Sorted into your Hogwarts House, and the Sorting Hat will actually call out your true House when it’s placed on your head. It doesn’t get any more real than this.
If you’re a DC fan as well, you can look forward to exploring the new Batcave, which will include the original film’s Batmobile, the Tumbler from The Dark Knight, and the Batwing from Batman v. Superman. This new expansion truly has tons to explore.
Are you ready to dive back into all the magic? Then mark your calendar for Saturday, June 26. If you’re interested in a guided tour, be there between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For now, the tours will only take place on weekends. After July 15, the tour will operate from Thursdays to Mondays.
Tickets must be bought online in advance on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour website.
Are you excited to visit the new expansion? What are you looking forward to the most? Tell us in the comments.