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   Learn about the Death Eaters at the Studio Tour0 Comments

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour has announced that between Friday 16th October and Sunday 1st November fans can learn about the darker aspects of the Harry Potter film series.

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Visitors will be able to learn how wands were made during production as members of Head Prop Maker Pierre Bohanna’s team demonstrate some of the methods they used to hand-carve wands for the Harry Potter film series. Thousands of wands were made across 10 years of filming, with some being given distinctive shapes and carvings to reflect their owners’ personalities. For example, Professor Slughorn’s wand is inlaid with silver slug trails and has a slug-shaped handle.

On Diagon Alley, visitors will spot Death Eaters in the shadows of the wizarding shopping street while, elsewhere in the attraction, dark props from sinister antique shop Borgin and Burkes will be showcased, including the Vanishing Cabinet (the Death Eaters’ secret entrance to Hogwarts) and the Hand of Glory (a gnarled artefact that gives light only to the holder).

How exciting!


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:37.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Feast at Hogwarts!0 Comments

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour has announced that Harry Potter fans can feast in Hogwarts for the price of £230.

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Explore the Studio Tour, admiring sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s kitchen at The Burrrow, which will also be dressed as they were for winter scenes.

Enjoy a selection of three festive dessert bowls on Platform 9 ¾, alongside the original Hogwarts Express.

Drink Butterbeer in the backlot café and walk up the wizarding shopping street, Diagon Alley, before taking in the breathtaking Hogwarts castle model (covered in a layer of filmmaking snow especially for the festive season).

Finish the evening with music and dancing, with a bar provided for those who wish to purchase additional drinks.

You must be over 18 to attend!


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:29.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Hogwarts in the Snow!0 Comments

This festive season, film fans are invited to discover how special effects experts make snow that never melts, how set dressers transform locations for Christmas scenes, and how flames are created without fire, as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London opens the doors on its most magical makeover yet.

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Launching on Friday 13th November and running for a limited time only, Hogwarts in the Snow will offer visitors the opportunity to see the Harry Potter film series’ most iconic sets decorated for festive scenes. Eight Christmas trees will line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room will be dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow will be meticulously applied to the majestic Hogwarts castle model.

In the Hogwarts Great Hall, visitors will spot wreaths and garlands, trees decked with golden baubles and topped with witches on miniature broomsticks, as well as a replica feast. One side of the Great Hall will be dedicated to savoury props, featuring roast turkeys, hams studded with cherries and bowls of potatoes, while the other will be devoted to sweet treats including flaming Christmas puddings and iced cakes.

For the first time this year, the Goblet of Fire will emerge from its original jewelled casket, rigged by special effects experts, and will be ‘lit’ with flames that change from blue to red. Featured in the fourth film, the impressive goblet was used as a way to select champions for the Triwizard Tournament. During production, the picture-perfect hero version was sculpted from a single piece of wood by the Prop Making Department, while a special effects replica was moulded in fibreglass and painted to look identical to its wooden counterpart.

The Hogwarts castle model will be transformed for the occasion by a team led by Model Effects Supervisor José Granell, who worked on the Harry Potter film series. The snow is hand-sprinkled onto the incredibly-detailed model and is made from a combination of granulated paper and grains of salt – chosen because it clumps like real snowflakes and catches the light like ice. Visitors will be able to touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light.

The scale model was first built for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, with a team of 80 model makers working for almost seven months to create the original version. The crew updated it over the years when the story required it (the bridge was added for Prisoner of Azkaban, the Owlery forGoblet of Fire, and the Astronomy Tower for Half-Blood Prince), and the model was used for nearly every exterior shot of Hogwarts seen in the first six Harry Potter films. The specialist work was so detailed that it would have taken one person more than 74 years to complete!

Fireplaces throughout the attraction (including those in the Leaky Cauldron and Great Hall) will be ‘lit’ with special effects fire, created by filmmakers using a combination of water vapour and lighting effects. The Gryffindor common room and Weasley kitchen will also be dressed for the occasion with streamers, Christmas crackers and oranges.

Festive facts:

^0^ The food featured in the feasts throughout the early films was real; however, the Set Decoration Department later used artificial food created from powder and resin.

^0^ While the film series’ Christmas scenes feel very festive, many of them were actually filmed at unexpected times of year (even during summer) depending on the production schedule.

^0^ Christmas puddings were rigged with real flames for the Great Hall’s Christmas feast, with gas pipes hidden along the floor and running up into the tables. This special effect will be recreated at the Studio Tour this year, especially for the attraction’s festive feature.

Hogwarts in the Snow will run from Friday 13th November – Sunday 31st January 2016. Tickets must be pre-booked and all extra activities are included in the ticket price.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:33.41 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Strictly Come Dancing stars attend Hogwarts0 Comments

The Mirror is reporting that stars from BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing show have appeared in the Great Hall of Warner Bros.'s Studio Tour.

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Dancers will be seen performing their routines in the Great Hall of Hogwarts Castle - although the scenes are in fact shot in a film studio in Hertfordshire.

Scenes for the pre-recorded show were filmed a week ago, and features several of the show’s former celebrity champions including Harry Judd , Abbey Clancy and Tom Chambers .

And a TV source explained: “The bosses thought it would be nice to give things a slightly different feel to the rest of the series, and shooting some routines in a different set.

The scenes will be shown as part of BBC One's "Christmas special" featuring a multitude of different shows.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 11:20.57 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour, Strictly Come Dancing

   Explore Number 4, Privet Drive!0 Comments

Attendees to the Harry Potter Studio Tour will get the chance to see inside number 4, Privet Drive!

The event will happen between Friday 27th May and Monday 6th June - lasting only 11 days to celebrate the anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:46.54 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Win a once-in-a-lifetime trip!0 Comments

To celebrate the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7th, Warner Bros. in association with TripAdvisor, are holding a competition for one winner and three guests to experience all of the Harry Potter attractions that are across the world!

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This exciting contest, which kicked off on January 14, will whisk the sweepstakes winner and three guests on a spellbinding voyage to visit “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” locations around the world beginning with the Grand Opening at Universal Studios Hollywood and including lands at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan.

The winners will also visit “The Making of Harry Potter” at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, where they can discover behind-the-scenes filmmaking secrets at the home of all eight Harry Potter blockbuster films.

Fans can enter to win at or by clicking here.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:03.20 BST | Submit News | Tags: Warner Bros., WB Studio Tour, Universal Studios Hollywood

   Attend Hogwarts on Valentines Day!0 Comments

Would you like you and your loved one to attend Hogwarts on Valentine's Day?

If so, then the Warner Bros. Studio Tour has the competition for you!

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This February, we’re holding a bewitching banquet for 'Valentine's Dinner in the Great Hall’ and offering two lucky couples the chance to win a pair of tickets!

This exclusive event has proved extremely popular and is now sold out but, by entering this competition, you could get the opportunity to attend. On the date of your choice, Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th February, you'll be greeted on arrival with welcome drinks and canapés (including a special Love Potion cocktail), before taking your seats on the authentic Great Hall set.

Sitting at individual tables for two decorated with flowers and candles, you and your partner will enjoy a delicious three-course dinner including a starter, main course and assiette of desserts to share. See the full itinerary at

You'll then be given exclusive after-hours access to the Studio Tour with the chance to see sets such as the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore's office, the Weasley kitchen and the Malfoy Manor dining table, before enjoying a drink on Platform 9 3/4.

Following a tankard of Butterbeer in the backlot cafe, you will be able to wander up the wizarding shopping street, Diagon Alley, before arriving at the breathtaking Hogwarts castle model for after-dinner tea, coffee and chocolates. The evening concludes when you return to our lobby to collect your chosen wand.

For a chance to win, select your preferred date and enter your details below. Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 years and over.

Good luck!

Enter UK residents by clicking here.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:16.05 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Meet the makeup artist behind Harry Potter0 Comments

The Metro conducted a new interview with prosthetics makeup artist Sarita Allison to promote the Studio Tour's upcoming Half-Giant Hagrid event.

Starting today, the event will allow fans to see how giants and goblins were created.

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Tell me more about the prosthetics – what are they made of and how are they created?
They are made from silicone. The faces are created through life casting, sculpting and mould making.

Do you have a favourite goblin? Which one and why?
I love Griphook, he’s got a fascinating face and it was fun working with Warwick Davis who played the character.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 13:35.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Explore number four, Privet Drive0 Comments

For the first time ever, visitors will get the chance to step inside number four, Privet Drive and peer into the Dursleys’ living room as the exterior set is opened especially for the Studio Tour’s 15th anniversary celebrations of the film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

For one week only, visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the front door and look into the Dursleys’ front room where hundreds of Harry’s Hogwarts letters created by MinaLima, the graphic designers for all eight Harry Potter films, will be suspended in the air as though they’ve flown through the fireplace as they did in the iconic scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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The letter that started Harry’s adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry featured so prominently in the film that an astonishing 10,000 of these envelopes were created for the first Harry Potter film and were even printed on extra lightweight paper so the owls could carry them.

Fans will remember number four, Privet Drive as the Muggle home where Harry spent most of his childhood with his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and Cousin Dudley. During production, set decorators were tasked with filling the house with quirky pieces of furniture and had lots of fun sourcing the ugliest sofas, worst tiles and most unattractive curtains possible which will be on display in the dressed set.

Also on display for the first time in the Studio Tour will be the Dursleys’ costumes which proved to be a rich source of inspiration for Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky. She remembers them being the most fun to dress, creating clothes that appeared out of date and pretentious for Mr and Mrs Dursley, as well as hideous jumpers for young Dudley.

In addition to the opening of number four, Privet Drive, Warner. Bros Studio Tour London will be showcasing the equipment that was used to shoot Harry’s Hogwarts letters through the letterbox of number four, Privet Drive. The machine, which was specially created for the film by award winning Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson, will be on display in the Studio Tour during the feature between 27th May - 6th June.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:19.02 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Find the Philosophers Stone!0 Comments

From July 22nd until September 5th, fans visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour will have the chance to learn more about Harry, Ron and Hermione's adventure to find the Philosopher's Stone.

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For the first time ever, there will be a moving display of the Devil’s Snare that the magical trio encountered in their hunt for the Philosopher’s Stone in Creature Effects. Visitors will have the chance to see and even touch the giant tentacles that have been specially created as they were in the films.

Fans can also learn more about the life-sized Wizard Chess that Ron plays on:

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During this special feature, film fans will be invited to learn how one of Ron Weasley’s favourite games, Wizard’s Chess, was brought to life on a large scale by Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson and his team. The giant chess pieces will move across a chequered board, as if by magic, on the Tour’s backlot.

Finally, fans will learn how the dribbling droll of the three-headed dog was created:

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In addition to this, vats of slimy Troll snot, buckets of dribbling drool (of the three-headed dog variety) and pools of silvery unicorn blood will be showcased in the Tour and visitors will get to see demonstrations showing exactly how the gunk and goo were created.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:21.08 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Have breakfast at Hogwarts!0 Comments

From August 21st to August 28th, visitors to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour can have breakfast over the Hogwarts castle model.

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After breakfast, guests will be given early access to the Studio Tour where the Great Hall will be specially dressed for breakfast as it was in the magical film series right down to the boxes of Pixie Puffs and Cheeri Owls on the trestle tables. Guests will be joined in the Great Hall by staff members dressed in full Hogwarts’ uniforms for a complimentary souvenir photograph at the breakfast table.

Tickets are priced at £95pp for Adults and £75pp for children.

To book, click here.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:22.19 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   "Fantastic Beasts" joins London Studio Tour0 Comments

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour has announced on its Facebook page that for a limited time only props from the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie will be put onto display:


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 11:17.31 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, WB Studio Tour

   Watch "Fantastic Beasts" at the Studio Tour0 Comments

Harry Potter fans will be able to watch the Fanatstic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

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This November, fans will be able to watch the highly anticipated adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander in a magical location, as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London launches special screenings of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Each evening from Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November, visitors to these special screenings will begin by exploring the authentic Harry Potter sets, props and costumes that are showcased at the Studio Tour. Highlights include the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore’s office, the Weasley kitchen at The Burrow and the iconic Platform 9 ¾ that houses the original Hogwarts Express locomotive. After experiencing green-screen technology flying a broomstick over London just like the Harry Potter cast, visitors will receive complimentary hot food, drinks and Butterbeer in the Backlot Cafe.

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On completing the tour, visitors will be able to grab a drink and snack to enjoy during the screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film will be introduced by special guest Pierre Bohanna. Bohanna was Head Prop Maker on all eight Harry Potter films and recently continued his work as Head Prop Maker on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Tickets start at £145pp.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:29.18 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, WB Studio Tour

   Hogwarts in the Snow!0 Comments

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour has announced that Hogwarts in the Snow is to return this year.

The Christmas festivity will include:

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fireplaces throughout the Studio Tour (including those in the Leaky Cauldron and Great Hall) will be ‘lit’ with special effects fire, created by John Richardson and the SFX team using a combination of water vapour and lighting effects. Visitors will also see the hand-knitted jumpers that Molly Weasley gave Ron and Harry for Christmas in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Other costumes on display will include one of the first Christmas presents Harry ever received at Hogwarts, his Invisibility Cloak, and for the first time, Madame Maxime’s costume from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Book your tickets by clicking here.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:45.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Fantastic Beasts coats and cases!0 Comments

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is offering fans the chance to see a variety of Fantastic Beasts props from December 9th.

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Highlights of the Fantastic Beasts experience will include costumes worn by Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Tina), Alison Sudol (Queenie), Dan Fogler (Jacob) and Colin Farrell (Percival Graves), as well as Newt’s case of creatures. Explore how J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World has been brought to life on the silver screen over the past 15 years.

Find out more by clicking here.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 21:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Warner Bros., WB Studio Tour

   WB Studio is "Best Tourist Attraction 2016!"0 Comments

Voucher Cloud has announced that the "Best Tourist Attraction" in the United Kingdom for 2016 is the Warner Bros. Studio Tour!



 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 11:09.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   New Dobby exhibit at the WB Studio Tour0 Comments

A new Dobby-inspired exhibit will be at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour starting February 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017!

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For the first time ever, visitors will be able to take part in an interactive motion capture experience at the Studio Tour. Consisting of three screens, the experience shows Dobby at different stages of motion capture, from an initial wireframe to the fully-rendered Dobby as we know and love him. Standing in front of the dispay, visitors will see three versions of Dobby reflecting their movements in real time, demonstrating the process used by filmmakers when bringing CGI characters to life on screen.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:48.49 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Step into the Forbidden Forest!0 Comments

So what was the Follow The Spiders message all about?

Warner Bros. today announced that a new permanent attraction will be available at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour from March 31st!

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The Forbidden Forest may be strictly off-limits to Hogwarts students, but for the first time this March, visitors to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter are invited to defy Professor Dumbledore’s orders and follow the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione deep into the grounds of the Forbidden Forest.

Home to an abundance of creatures, the Forbidden Forest offers shelter and protection to Hippogriffs and Acromantula among many others. It is also well known to beloved half-giant Hagrid in his role as Care of Magical Creatures professor. One of Rubeus Hagrid’s original costumes will be on display, lantern in hand, to welcome visitors through the Hogwarts Gates deep into the forest. Filled with 19 trees each with a diameter of over 12 feet, visitors will walk beneath the giant entwined roots on their journey and will even be able to control the weather using the same techniques created by filmmakers.

The visit will also allow fans the chance to see a full-size model of Buckbeak and also Aragog:

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Amongst the imposing trees, visitors will encounter a full size model of Buckbeak, which is new to the tour, and have the opportunity to bow to the majestic creature. They will see up close the incredible detail and craftsmanship that went into creating the magnificent Hippogriff. Each feather had to be individually inserted and glued by the Creature Effects team who were busy adding feathers right up until the final moment Buckbeak was needed on set for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

As visitors venture deeper into the depths of the forest, they will come face-to-face with Aragog, the Acromantula. Emerging from his dark lair, the enormous spider will appear before visitors along with spiderlings from his family. Created by Nick Dudman, Creature and Make-Up Effects Designer, with help from Production Designer Stuart Craig, Aragog had a leg span of over 18 feet and was even able to crawl out of a hole and deliver dialogue in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 07:16.58 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Wizarding wardrobes at the Studio Tour!0 Comments

A special six-week costume, hair and make-up effects feature will arrive at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour from Friday 21st July.

From initial sketches to the finished costume, this special feature will take visitors on a journey through the behind-the-scenes process that brought our favourite characters to life.

The event will last until Monday 4th September.

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Many of the authentic "hero costumes are displayed at the Studio Tour including those worn on screen by Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley throughout their years at Hogwarts.

Joining those on display for the first time will be a selection of outfits designed especially for glamourous Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter.

Inspired by 1940s Hollywood gossip columnists, Costume Designer Jany Temime was careful to always match Rita’s ensemble to the story she was reporting such as the patterned leather suit worn to mirror the scales of the dragons used in the first Triwizard Tournament task.

Other new costumes on show will include those belonging to Hogwarts professors Lupin, Umbridge and Lockhart.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 15:08.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Studio Tour on "Most Booked in the UK" list0 Comments

The Daily Mail has revealed that three Harry Potter attractions in the UK are the "Most Booked."

Three different versions of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour have made it onto the The UK's Top 10 Most Booked Attractions list.

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1. Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

2. London Eye Ticket with Skip-the-Line

3. Tower of London Entrance Ticket Including Crown Jewels and Beefeater Tour

4. Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

5. Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London

6. The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

7. Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath, Including Pub Lunch in Medieval Village of Lacock

8. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

9. Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros. Studio in London

10. London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions



 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 20:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Warner Bros., WB Studio Tour