'The Making of Harry Potter' Studio Tour Set to Open Next Spring
Last year, we found out that a new 'Harry Potter' attraction would be opening in England, and now it's official. 'The Making of Harry Potter' studio tour will be open to the public in Spring 2012, and pre-booking will begin later this year.
In 2010, Warner Bros. purchased Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England, which is the place where all of the 'Harry Potter' films were produced. It is located about 20 miles outside of London. According to the attraction's website, the studio tour will last three hours, and allow Muggles to see actual sets from the series, including the Great Hall and Dumbledore's office.
The Great Hall set will come to life as fans get to see its solid stone floor and the same tables and benches that the wizards-in-training used in the first film, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.' Dumbledore's office will be another treat on the tour, offering Potterheads a chance to see the Sorting Hat and the Sword of Gryffindor, as well as paintings from the films.
Tickets for the tour must be purchased in advance. That means you can't just show up to the studio and buy your tickets there. Also, while the 'Harry Potter' tour will be a big attraction, you should know that Leavesden Studios isn't a theme park. In fact, it's a real working studio where new movies will be filmed. Warner Bros actually spent $161 million renovating the site, which, upon opening, will become one of Europe's premiere production facilities.
Are you excited to see real props and costumes from the 'Harry Potter' films? Would you make the trek across the pond in order to experience the tour? Or is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter more your speed? Let us know what you think in the comments. %Poll-61253%