Buy Your Tickets For The Harry Potter London Studio Tour Starting October 13
Warner Bros. has been suggesting for a while now the massive soundstages in Leavesden, England where the Harry Potter films were shot would be converted into a museum, housing the props and sets from the massively successful series and giving every hopeful Muggle a chance to visit Hogwarts for real. Now the plan has finally become a reality. At the Empire Big Screen event in London yesterday, Harry Potter stars Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick/Griphook) were on hand to announce that tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London-- The Making of Harry Potter will go onsale starting October 13, with the studio itself opening next spring.
Below you can see a mockup of what they expect the studio to look like-- no, the exterior doesn't resemble Hogwarts at all. It's inside these warehouses where all the magic happens.
Tickets can be booked at this official site, and it's not like going by Universal Studios and deciding to swing through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on a whim-- you've got to get these suckers in advance. They'll cost you too, especially if you're not a UK native-- prices are £28 for adults and £21 for children, which comes out to about $46 and $38. But for the chance to visit the real Great Hall, Dumbledore's office and Hagrid's hut, that's a pretty fair price in the minds of most Potter fanatics. You can also visit the animatronics shop, where the puppets that were Buckbeak, Aragog, Fawkes and the Basilisk are still there and in action. They couldn't preserve Daniel Radcliffe behind glass for eternity, but this sounds like the next best thing.
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