2022 Will Be Magical at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
2022 is going to be an extremely magical year for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. A brand-new feature, Magical Mischief, will reveal the filmmaking trickery behind the Harry Potter film series as it highlights the magical pranks and mishaps that graced the screen.
This feature will allow visitors to learn how some of our favorite mischievous moments from the films were brought to life. Upon entering the Great Hall, fans will recognize the set in honor of the infamous Weasley prank during the OWL exams that left Dolores Umbridge scrambling away in fear. The center stage will feature the two-piece costume of Umbridge and above that, the Weasley twins’ costumes on their broomsticks.
This feature will include demonstrations of camera trickery and how it created the disappearing effect of the Invisibility Cloak. Visitors will also get hands-on instructions on how to create their own origami Howler, which we came to know from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The Studio Tour will focus on magical mishaps that happen throughout the films – including how the special effects team created the fireplace letter scene inside the Dursleys’ home and how the creature effects team created Fred and George’s accidental beards from the Aging Potion and burned costumes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Visitors will also spot Cornish pixies all around the Studio Tour and are encouraged to find them all and collect stamps as part of the Maurader’s Map activity passport. The Magical Mischief feature will run from January 22, 2022, to May 1, 2022.
This isn’t the only magical feature at the Studio Tour. The Dark Arts feature will return again in 2022 just in time for Halloween. Beginning September 23, 2022, until November 6, 2022, the Great Hall ceiling will be decorated with floating pumpkins and a decadent spooky feast covering the tables. Visitors can follow the Dark Mark trail, show off their wand combat moves against Death Eaters, and enjoy a darker and spookier Platform 9 ¾ and Diagon Alley.
2022 will close with the return of Hogwarts in the Snow. This festive feature will run from November 12, 2022, to January 15, 2023. Visitors will find the Great Hall transformed into iconic scenes from the Yule Ball. Blankets of snow will embellish the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley, and Hogwarts Castle. The Gryffindor common room will also be dressed for the season.
A magical 2022 is on the horizon, and we can’t wait to see the fun that accompanies these features. Are you excited about the new Magical Mischief feature? Let us know!