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A new Harry Potter attraction debuts next spring in the UK

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Published: August 24, 2011 at 10:34 PM

For Harry Potter fans in Europe who haven't had the chance to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando (or even for those who have), a new Harry Potter experience is opening next spring in the United Kingdom.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will open next spring at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden. Tour visitors will get to go on the sets used in the filming of the Harry Potter movies, see the costumes and props used in the films and watch demonstrations of some of the technology used in the movies.

The Thinkwell Group is involved in designing and producing the project. Tickets on sale October 13 and can be booked online at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk. Tickets will be £28 for adults and £21 for children.

Readers' Opinions

From Daniel Etcheberry on August 25, 2011 at 8:21 AM
Harry Potter is more British than American, yet we get the great ride (and land) and they just get a tour.
From Dominick D on August 25, 2011 at 8:50 AM
I would love to go, but its too far away. PS, this has been known for a few months Robert, its just the video and concept that recently came out :P
From duncan henny on August 25, 2011 at 11:09 AM
this tour is going to be amazing to actually visit the sets where they filmed and see the technology behind making the movie will be a unique experience. it will be awesome to see the official sets and props this along with the orlando attraction is really cool so glad i'm going to do both in 2012 and 2013 :)
From N B on August 25, 2011 at 4:32 PM
We visited the HP tour when it came to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chiicago, it was really nice and well done. I do agree the Brits get the shaft when it comes to Harry Potter compared to the US, but there was a whole lot of them at IOA when we visited.

I think this is the final resting place for the same tour we saw here. If I remember correctly, the tickets were about $20 per adult and $15 for children under 10.

Some people getting very emotional over WWOHP when we were there... I thought it was cool, but if you look at the Forbidden Journey / Hogwarts from another angle (or from Google Earth), it's a white cube with facades on the two sides you can see with forced perspective to look larger than it really is.

They had to bring in trees to block the view from the Jurassic Park Island, but you can see some of it if you look closely, especially at the top of the River Adventure right before the drop.

From James Trexen on August 25, 2011 at 5:21 PM
Still can't compete with WWoHP though.
From Sylvain Comeau on August 25, 2011 at 6:44 PM
This is going to be hugely popular. I heard lots of British accents when I went to IOA and WWOHP last May.
From Gareth H on August 26, 2011 at 9:29 AM
Robert, remember I told you about this a year or so ago, when I met the main designer ;) (In a bar, lol)

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