Magical New Features Coming to Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London



Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London


Visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London is perhaps one of the best experiences for a fan of the Harry Potter franchise might have.

The experience allows visitors to step onto iconic sets like the Great Hall and Diagon Alley, spot their favorite props from the films, see up close the intricate details hidden in each costume, discover how the effects teams specials and visuals made Harry and his friends fly. , discover how magical creatures have come to life on screen and how their favorite sets have been created, from technical drawings to models.

Warner Bros.  Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

It was recently announced that visitors planning a trip to Warner Bros. Studio Tour this summer might uncover a whole new creature feature and visitors should better prepare their earmuffs. The Mandrakes and Magical Creatures exhibit will shed light on how some beloved magical creatures have come to life on screen.

Mandrakes and Magical Creatures at the WB Studio Tour
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This new addition will open the glass doors of Professor Sprout’s greenhouse to welcome fans for the very first time. This will be a well-known location for fans, as the greenhouse is built by the original Harry Potter filmmakers to give visitors the impression of truly entering Hogwarts.

And just like a Hogwarts student, visitors will be able to enter the greenhouse and pull out a potted mandrake as part of an interactive exhibit. Based on the scene from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, visitors will also recognize the Venomous Tentacula hanging from the ceiling as they walk through the greenhouse, so they are advised to remain vigilant when visiting.

Harry Potter greenhouse scene
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As detailed by the announcement on the Wizarding World website, the new display is also expected to feature Cornish Pixies, Dumbledore’s beloved phoenix Fawkes, and the animatronic Monster Book of Monsters – which, although it’s book, also has as much personality as any magical creature! Plus, you’ll learn how the Thestrals and Mandrakes were brought to life using a mix of scale models and CGI in the Creature Workshop and be welcomed into the great hall of the Frog Choir stage.
Warner Bros.  Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

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The site also details that the makeover will extend to the Warner Bros. backlot. Studio Tower, which will soon house the Hogwarts Courtyard Fountain and a 1:3 scale version of Weasley’s Burrow, which is portrayed by Warner Bros. Official Studio Tour. as following:

The scale model of the Weasleys’ burrow is an exciting addition to our background area, as movie buffs will learn the camera trickery behind the exterior scenes of the family home, seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets . During production, the Weasley’s Burrow took the filmmakers 14 weeks to build but only six minutes to burn down in the iconic scene where the Death Eaters set the house on fire.

Warner Bros.  Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Credit: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Professor Sprout’s greenhouse, the courtyard fountain and the exterior of the Weasley Burrow will be permanent additions to the studio tour.

The Mandrakes and Magical Creatures feature will open at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London from July 1 to September 12, 2022. Visitors can find more information and book their visit for this experience on the official Warner Bros. website. Studio Tour.

Are you excited to visit this new addition to “The Making of Harry Potter” experience at Warner Bros. Studio Tour? Let us know in the comments below!

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