Welcome to the Magical World of Wizardry! We began our journey with the obligatory group photo as seen below:
Just like Harry Potter we were nervous with excitement as we walked through a pair of double doors into the Great Hall!
‘ Harry had never even imagined such a strange and splendid place. It was lit by thousands and thousands of candles which were floating in mid-air over four long tables, where the rest of the students were sitting. These tables were laid with glittering golden plates and goblets.’
– Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone-
Incredibly fortunate, we entered into the Great Hall with the theme of the Dark Arts, pumpkins flickering and floating from the ceiling. And so began our whimsical journey through the studio tours. From the potion master’s self stirring cauldrons to the Gryffindor common room, the first room held lots of cool props. The costume, props and stages were part of the original filming and only a few had to be recreated for the tour.
Some of the special features that got us really excited, were the Forbidden Forest! * SPOILER ALERT* We got really freaked out by the huge spiders suddenly dropping from the forest canopy and Aragog jumping out at you! *SPOILER END* Another favourite was the King’s Cross Station. With its adorable little railway shop, it really gave off a magical flair. You could also go onto the Hogwarts Express! Each little compartment was decorated in the style of the movie. We especially enjoyed the third compartment where everything was frosted over and there was chocolate too. (Reminder: Prizoner of Azkaban the Dementor Attack).
To be able to see the world of Harry Potter come to life, all the precise details, art and craftsmanship required was impressive and made you appreciate the whole wizarding world even more! But we guess we’ll let some of the pictures speak for itself. Would definitely recommend it to Harry Potter fan or friend!