Travel Diary: Harry Potter Studio Tour 02
This is a two-part blog post, please see the Harry Potter Studio Tour Part 01 first.
The studio is huge and divided into three major sections: two soundstages and the backlot. The first soundstage was featured on my previous blog post. The first soundstage has the authentic sets and special effects from the Harry Potter film series. The second soundstage has the creature effects and production designs. Between the two, there's the backlot which features the famous Privet Drive and Hogwarts Bridge!
There's a small area which sells butterbeer for £3.50 a cup. The taste of butterbeer is not for everyone (I didn't like it, but Tom did), so I suggest sharing it with someone first.
The Book of Monsters and Voldemort's fetus form are actually moving. The latter is so freaky.
Diagon Alley!!!! Wouldn't it be cooler if we could enter these shops and actually buy stuff here?
The gigantic scale model of Hogwarts is the last part of the tour but definitely a favorite. Each corner is filled with intricate details and changes color according to the light.
Of course, our last stop would be the gift shop. There are so many Harry Potter paraphernalia that I had difficulty which one to buy. I remember going back and forth asking myself a million questions: Will this fit my luggage? Can I afford this? Do I really need this? What if this breaks inside the luggage? In the end, I settled down with a box of Chocolate Frog and a keychain. I figured if I don't buy anything now, I have a legit reason to go back. HE HE HE.
So, that ends the a summarize trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour — The Harry Potter Making Experience. There's so much to see in this studio that I feel I may have missed out a few parts on my blog posts, but that's okay because it's 10X better to see the whole thing yourself anyway. ;) I highly recommend you include this in your itinerary when visiting London because it's WORTH IT!
Oh, and I got a Dumbledore card!