Once doors have closed to the public on Friday 4 and Thursday 10 December, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will welcome Groupon members for an exclusive Christmas event. Available for entry from 5.00pm to 8.00pm, guests will be granted after-hours access to a tour which showcases authentic sets, props and costumes from the Harry Potter film series. All guests will receive a complimentary souvenir guidebook on arrival and the tour will stay open until midnight on these special nights.
Guests can walk the flagstones of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall in all its festive glory before viewing many of the famous sets – including the Ministry of Magic, Dumbledore’s office, and the Gryffindor common room all dressed for Christmas. They’ll also get an exclusive look at the most recent addition: Platform 9 3/4 and the original Hogwarts Express engine and carriages.
While exploring the attractions, guests will also be able to enjoy experiences that have been specifically added for Groupon members like enjoying a special demonstration courtesy of John Richardson, special effects supervisor from the Harry Potter film series. They’ll get the chance to learn wand moves and can ‘fly’ a broomstick like a member of the cast in the studio tour’s green screen experience
During a short break in the attraction’s Backlot Cafe, guests will be able to enjoy a selected hot meal; a glass of wine, beer, hot or soft drink; and a Butterbeer™ served in a souvenir cup to take home. They’ll also get the chance to meet the Death Eaters in the shadows of Diagon Alley before being completely enchanted by the vision of a snowy Hogwarts Castle, especially created for the festive period. On-site parking is available, as is a return shuttle bus from Watford Junction station if required.
TripAdvisor (17,855 Reviews)
The Warner Bros Studio Tour has impressed visitors in their thousands with a remarkable 5/5 on Tripadvisor, earning it a Certificate of Excellence. One reviewer has described the experience as ‘magic for muggles,’ while others have been quick to comment on the magnificence of the sets, props and costumes. The tour also picked up a sterling review in The Telegraph, with the critic lauding the scale model of Hogwarts and the variety of props, from Hagrid’s motorcycle to Harry’s broomstick.
“The tour is a must-see for Potter fans and a fitting monument to the team who created Britain’s most successful film franchise.”
Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 14 March 2012
Details verified 17 August 2015.
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