One of the many tidbits to come out of Empire’s BIG SCREEN event was the announcement of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Opening in Spring 2012 this three-hour tour of the Harry Potter studios will be based at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
So far we are promised a look at costumes, animatronics, props and sets. The animatronics in the Creature Effects workshop will include Buckbeak, Aragog, Fawkes and the Basilisk, anyone not recognising these names shouldn’t be visiting a Harry Potter behind-the-scenes tour. As for the sets, visitors will be able to walk into the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid’s hut.
Finally we get to visit Hogwarts without travelling across the Atlantic.
This news will strike excitement in the hearts of fans of the Potter films, and complete indifference in everyone else. Obviously I relish the idea of walking round the sets of Harry Potter taking more photos than I will ever find the time to look at. Either way tickets go on sale on October 13th 2011 at http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/, try not to forget.