The Making of Harry Potter Opening Spring 2012

With the release of the last Harry Potter film, some people may have thought Harry-mania was over. But they couldn’t be further from the truth! With “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park in Florida, Harry Potter: The Exhibition in New York and readying for a move down under and J.K. Rowling’s “Pottermore” site set to fully launch in October, the Hogwarts Express is full steam ahead!

Many have probably wondered why all these Potter-related exhibits and amusements have been opening everywhere but the UK, the birthplace of the boy wizard. That’ll soon be remedied in Spring 2012; “The Making of Harry Potter” will be welcoming fans from all over to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour to experience walking through the actual sets, seeing the costumes, animatronics, special effects and props used in every single film.

“It was such a magical place to grow up,” says Daniel Radcliffe. “People will be amazed to see the incredible environment we’ve worked in all these years.”

It’s one thing to go to experience something like the movies but to stand where J.K. Rowling’s books came to life will be absolutely amazing. I may get a bit scared by the animatronic Aragog but you bet that I’ll be going to this the next time I’m in London!

Advanced tickets will be available from October 13th, 2011 for £28 for adults and £21 for children via www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or through approved tour operators. Click behind the cut for a sneak peek trailer and the full press release.

London, 14th August, 2011: Tickets for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will go on sale from 13th October 2011 via www.wbstudiotour.co.uk, prior to the attraction’s Grand Opening in Spring 2012, it was announced today.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will offer visitors for the first time ever a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the most successful film series of all time. Guests will be able to see firsthand the sheer scale and detail of the actual sets, costumes, animatronics, special effects and props used in all eight of the Harry Potter films.

Spread over 150,000 square feet including two dedicated soundstages at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the home of the Harry Potter film productions for over ten years, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will showcase the British artistry, technology and talent that went into bringing this beloved film series to life.

“It was such a magical place to grow up,” says Daniel Radcliffe. “People will be amazed to see the incredible environment we’ve worked in all these years.”

Rupert Grint adds, “The sets all have tiny little details that you may not always notice in the films but when you actually walk through them, you can see all the work that’s gone into it. It’s really amazing.”

“For ten years the Harry Potter film series has showcased the very best in British filmmaking” says Sarah Roots, Vice President, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. “We are thrilled that fans will soon be able to experience the Award-winning artistry and talent that lovingly went into producing the actual sets, props, costumes and special effects of this record-breaking film series.“

Following in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, guests will get to walk on to some of the most memorable and most recognisable sets, such as the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid’s hut, among many others.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the spectacular real life animatronics in a Creature Effects workshop, which will feature iconic Harry Potter film creatures including Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Aragog, the giant spider, Fawkes the phoenix and the enormous Basilisk head.

Tickets for the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, which opens in Spring 2012, will be available from 13th October 2011. They are priced at £28 for adults and £21 for children, and must be booked in advance via a dedicated website www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or through approved tour operators.

Source: Warner Brothers
GS Reporter: Sharlene

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