Hello and welcome to this magical blogpost about the amazing Harry Potter studio tour! I went to the Harry Potter studio's when I was in London at the end of August. This was actually the second time for me at the studio's (lucky me!), the first time was in may 2013. I really wanted to do a blogpost + a short video about the tour but it took a little while, but here it finally is! Enjoy!
Sometimes the tour has a theme like around halloween or Christmas. The theme now was 'bludgers and broomsticks' which was really cool because I love quidditch! The people who made the broomsticks for the movie were also there making broomsticks and you could ask them questions. At diagon alley was a girl wearing the actual quidditch outfit worn in 'the half blood prince', and so there were more quidditch related things around the tour which made it even more exciting.
I have always been interested in how they have made the movies, what happened behind the scene's and why they made certain decisions. A few years ago I bought a book called "Harry Potter Page to Screen the complete filmmaking journey" by Bob Mccabe. This book has answers to those question. This book weights more then 3kg , has a lot of details and exclusive pictures and is absolutely amazing. If you like the filmmaking part of Harry Potter you should definitely check this book out. If you're not that much of a reader, there are also DVD's about this called "Creating the World of Harry Potter".
A lot of things I read about in that book are about things that are included in the studio tour, so I was super excited that I was going to see these things in real life, like the creature shop, the head of Hagrid, the costumes, the different death eaters masks, Luna's jewellery and a lot more! There was so much to see! The photos above are just some highlights of the tour!
This tour is great even if you're not really that into Harry Potter. Just to see how much effort those people have put into the movies and in all the small details is amazing.
If you can't get enough of all this Harry Potter stuff, here is the video I made about the tour with even more footage!
What do you think is the most excited part about the tour?