Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour!

I thought I was going to continue writing about my previous summer backpacking trip, but I decided to write more about my time in London (since it's still fresh in my mind). This trip took place a few months ago, when congee gave me a free ticket to visit the Warner Bros studio because his friend couldn't make it. The Warner Bros studio is located northwest of London 15 minutes bus ride away from Watford Junction. This is where the magical Harry Potter Series was filmed, with original gimmicks and costumes used in the real film.  There are also a bunch of really nice models of architecture from the movie! Anyways I'll try to keep the picture count low in this blog, because my last post had way too many photos which made viewing the blog really slow! 

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Euston Station - Taking the rail to Watford Junction

Euston Station - Taking the rail to Watford Junction

Watford Junction is about 20 minutes north of Euston Station

Harry Potter shuttle buses

Harry Potter shuttle buses

Another 10-15 minutes on the shuttle bus to the Studio

Warner Bros studio entrance!

Warner Bros studio entrance!

Tix

Tix

Harry's Bedroom

Harry's Bedroom

Christmas Season

Christmas Season

I was on the last tour of the day, but there was still a lot of people when we entered the tour. I heard Congee had to book two weeks in advance for the tickets!

Entering the magical food court

Entering the magical food court

Before entering the food court, we had a basic introduction of the space and watched a brief movie clip with all the actors introducing their experience at the studio.

Hogwarts uniforms and professor costumes

Small Models of the previous space and a few costumes

Scaled down roof for movie CGI visualization

Goblet of Fire in function

More Harry Potter scenes ~

Dumbledore's office

Dumbledore's office

Stone carved owls

Stone carved owls

Paintings of Hogwarts

Paintings of Hogwarts

How the flying scenes were made~

More scenes from the movie~ and animal actors

Kids dualing

Kids dualing

More scenes and costumes~ kind of rusty now, so don't really know what to write after.

Voldemort's snake 

Plateform 9 3/4 with a bunch of carts stuck in walls

Inside the Hogwarts train, and end of part one of the studio

Food Court with Butter beer and Butter Ice cream!

Exterior with fake snow and privet drive

Part 2 of the tour~ models of fictional characters in the movie

Diagon Alley- Fake snow footstep simulation in the movie and etc.

Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley

My favorite part of the studio! all the Models!

The Hogwarts Architect - Stuart Craig

Great small scale model of Hogwarts!

Ministry Box Quditch world cup

Ministry Box Quditch world cup

Ok way too many pics again, but I really love these models! If you have time check them all out!

Nice Detailing in the models

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

I really wish I could show these picture one by one, but then I think the whole post would be wayy tooo long! I hope this post isn't too laggy!

Amazing large model

Extremely detailed model

Extremely detailed model

Wand Store

Wand Store

This was the last part of the studio, I didn't take any pictures of the gift shop because I was busy looking for pins for my collection.

Back to the Christmas tree

Back to the Christmas tree

Kid holding a Hedwig

Kid holding a Hedwig

Last view of the studio!

Last view of the studio!

Alright, this was kind of a rushed post! I have to start working on studio soon, since we're going to be travelling to Colombia next Saturday. Due to our studio trip and limited time I have, I'm not sure whether I will be able to post next week. Anyway it's been a nice  tour in the Warner Bros Harry Potter studio. I'm not really the biggest Harry Potter fan, but I actually watched all the movies and read a few books in the series. It was really nice to see all the detailed models, and the processes on how the movie was filmed in this studio. The butter beer and butter ice cream were really good also, too bad I didn't take pictures of them to share here. Hope this post wasn't too long! I'll try to trim everything down even more on my next post!

Thanks for reading!

 

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- Ian Liu

01/29/2016 1 A.M