So as you all must know by now (by reading my previous 2 blogs) that I absolutely LOVE Harry Potter. I’ve been a fan of it ever since I was little. There isn’t one thing that a dislike about the film and book franchise (well apart from Cedric, Sirius, Dobby, Snape dying…but that’s the storyline 🤷🏼♀️).
But honestly J K Rowling did such an amazing job at creating such a magical place, it felt so real and I wish it was. All my child hood I always wished I’d get that acceptance letter so this is why going to the Harry Potter Studio Tour was so magical!
I actually went to Hogwarts (well the set) it was one of the best days of my life, thanks to my boyfriend Graham for bringing me (got to give him some credit ey).
So let’s begin my Harry Potter adventure….
This is the outside of the studios, there are 2, ones called ‘J Studios’ and the other is called ‘K studios’ (must’ve taken them ages to think of that name)
So the beginning of the tour leads you into a room which you and the rest of the tour group get introduced to the days tour by a member of staff. Then you get led into a cinema room where a clip about Harry Potter, actors/actresses, set and producers..etc which is actually really interesting (normally I find those sort of things boring but I guess Harry Potter is an exception). When it’s finished it’s time to …. open Hogwarts doors!
Pictures 4, 5 & 6 are of what you first see, The Great Hall!
All costumes in these pictures and any of the following are all real and worn by the actors in the movies which obviously adds coolness if it wasn’t cool enough already!
During the rest of the tour you basically just walked through the rest of the sets at our own pace. So I was basically like a child in a sweet shop. I absolutely LOVED it.
After this section we got to walk in the forbidden forest, which is almost as creepy as it is in the films.
The animations in this part of the tour is amazing though, you even get to see how they make a patronus!
After this it was time to visit Platform 9 3/4! This was one of my favourite parts of the tour as you could actually go onto the train and look into carriages from each movie.
(Picture of adult Ginny, Harry, Hermoine and Ron’s costumes)
Next up was a break where we got to try Butterbeer!
I personally didn’t like it, but still happy to say I’ve tasted it at the least.
The next part of the tour was outside where we got to see the night bus, Harry’s house, the bridge and hagrids car.
At this point I was still mind blown at the fact I’m seeing all of these things in real life, I couldn’t and still can’t wrap my head around it tbh!
The next part of the tour was inside, we saw how they made the masks of goblins, talking heads, giants, mermaids..etc, it was pretty cool.
The next part is probably the most instagrammed bit of the studio tour: Diagon Alley!
The final part of the tour (it’s okay, let out a sigh of relief I know you want too!) is the model(s) of Hogwarts which you’ve seen on the featured image.
Overall, Harry Potter Studios was AMAZING, it exceeded my expectations and it still doesn’t feel real. I would highly recommend to any of you who love Harry Potter and haven’t gone.
And of course I couldn’t resist buying some Harry Potter goodies.
I’m sorry this post has been so long, I didn’t plan for it to be this long but it happened.
I hope you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment if you’ve been or if you haven’t what your favourite part is.
And remember ….
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” -Dumbledore. (Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban)
Which Harry Potter film/book is your favourite?
Love, Jess x