Harry Potter Studios Will Open For Tours in 2012

Posted Aug 16th 2011 10:00 AM


Harry Potter Studios Will Open For Tours in 2012

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There are those for whom The Wizarding World of Harry Potter just isn't enough. Enter: the Harry Potter studio tour, where fans can visit the real Hogwarts come 2012.

Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, England has been the home of Harry, Hermione and Ron – or, Dan, Emma and Rupert – for the last 10 years. Its more than 150,000 square feet of Potter nostalgia will open to visitors in spring 2012, reports the Daily Mail.

Stops on the tour include Hogwart's Great Hall, Dumbledore's office, the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid's hut. Also on the itinerary is a peek at the series' animatronics – Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Aragog the giant spider, Fawkes the phoenix and the Basilisk head – in the Creature Effects workshop.

"The sets all have tiny little details that you may not always notice in the films but when you actually walk through them, you can see all the work that's gone into it. It's really amazing," "Potter" star Rupert Grint, who played sidekick Ron Weasley, told the paper.

As of press time, tickets will go on sale in 58 days, 2 hours and 43 minutes (that's October 13.) Tickets must be purchased in advance from the studio tour's website or from approved tour operators. Admission is £28 ($46) for adults and £21 ($34) for children.

If that's not enough for the Potter fan, Wales' Tourism Board is hocking some of its eerie scenery that was used in the film as a way to draw tourists to the small country.

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Deb Lombard

This may need to be kept secret from some ardent fans that I know! What a wonderful destination this would be for that special Harry Potter fan--a great idea for a "surprise trip of a life time," for those dreaming of Hogwarts.

September 29 2011 at 1:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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August 18 2011 at 8:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply