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Making of Harry Potter

(Warner Bros. Studio Tour)

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The Warner Bros Studios / Making of Harry Potter is more of a themed experience than a theme park, but still ofers fantastic entertainment for movie fans and Harry Potter followers.

The Experience

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London offers an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. The unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

Here are just some of the things you can expect to see and do:

  • Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall.
  • Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures.
  • Step onto the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium.
  • See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle.
  • Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models.
  • Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.

Warner Bros. Studios at Leavesden

The Harry Potter film series has made Leavesden its home for over 10 years. Find out some behind-the-scenes secrets abot the Leavesden Studios.

  • The location where Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden now sits used to be an aircraft factory and runway known as Leavesden Aerodrome, where planes called Mosquitos and Halifax Bombers were manufactured.
  • In the late 1980's Concorde made a special visit to Leavesden Aerodrome for a Rolls Royce open day.
  • In May 1994 EON Productions used the large empty hangers and open spaces to produce the James Bond film GoldenEye, transforming the derelict aircraft factory into Leavesden Studios.
  • In 1999 Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the Harry Potter™ books and in 2000 they leased Leavesden Studios to make the first Harry Potter feature film.

The Future of Leavesden

The Harry Potter film series has made Leavesden its home for over 10 years. Find out some behind-the-scenes secrets abot the Leavesden Studios.

  • In 2010 Warner Bros. invested over £100 million into Leavesden Studios to create Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden - a permanent U.K. film production base for the company. As part of the redevelopment, two new sound stages were planned, to house Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - a permanent behind-the-scenes walking tour which immerses guests into the world of filmmaking.
  • On 31st March 2012, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London opened with a red carpet event. The tour features authentic sets, costumes and props from the Harry Potter film series and showcases the British artistry, technology and talent that went into producing these iconic movies.
  • Opened for business on 11th June 2012, the Studios is one of the largest studio production facilities in Europe and secures the future of over a third of the dedicated major feature film production stage space in the UK whilst helping to further position the country as a centre of filmmaking excellence.
  • Formally the production home of all eight Harry Potter films, the new studio is spread across a secure 200-acre site and houses a collection of some of the largest sound stages in the UK, including one of the largest heated underwater filming tanks in Europe. In addition, the site provides an unrivalled, clear horizon 100 acre back-lot, which can be adapted for any production need and is available for commercials to music videos, TV shows to feature films.
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