Thursday, 19 May 2016

Harry Potter Studio Tour







 


 


I've always been an avid Harry Potter fan, I started reading the books when I was about 7 and by the time 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' was released, I had started pre ordering the books to ensure I could get my hands on one as soon as they came out. I was equally as excited by the films and they were often released around my birthday, so it was always a birthday treat to see the films as a family at the Odeon in Leicester Square. However, despite being such a Harry Potter lover, with one thing and another, I had never got round to going to the studio tour. This year, I was determined to go and as my mum is a massive fan too, I decided to buy her tickets for mother's day, but with it being so popular, we only got around to going this week.

We had such an amazing day! Without sounding too cheesy, it really was so magical. It was amazing to see something that you've grown up with brought to life, it's clear to see how much effort, care and attention went into each film. Mum and I spent ages going around all the sets, having a go with 'green screens' on broomsticks, the Weasley car and the Hogwarts Express. Also, we drank Butter beer, visited Privet Drive and Diagon Alley, I found it so hard to comprehend at times that we were at the actual set of the Harry Potter films. You really do feel as though you're gaining insider knowledge as they reveal secrets about how scenes were filmed, how creatures were brought to life and how sets, props and costumes were made. I really can't recommend the tour enough, it is such a fun day out, I can't wait to go back.

Have you been to the Harry Potter studio tour? I'd love to know your thoughts on it.