Warner Bros has announced a special Harry Potter studio tour of the sets used in all eight movies in the epic franchise. Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will offer fans a chance to see the sets, costumes and special effects used in the franchise up close.
The tour takes place at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, which has housed the production of the Harry Potter films for the past ten years, including the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid’s hut.
“It was such a magical place to grow up. People will be amazed to see the incredible environment we’ve worked in all these years,” says actor Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry Potter.
Likewise, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) adds, “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.”
Sarah Roots, the vice president of Warner Bros Studio Tour London, revealed: “For ten years the Harry Potter film series has showcased the very best in British filmmaking.
“We are thrilled that fans will soon be able to experience the award-winning artistry and talent that lovingly went into producing the actual sets, props, costumes and special effects of this record-breaking film series.”
Aside from the incredible sets, fans will also have the chance to see the animatronics used in the series in the Creature Effects workshop, including Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Aragog the giant spider, Fawkes the phoenix and the Basilisk head.
Tickets for the tour will be available from October 13, ahead of its grand opening in Spring 2012.