Leavesden wasn't the only professional studio used, with some scenes being filmed in ..., however Leavesden was the main studio used throughout the 8 films, and is the one that has been turned into The Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter.
It is incredible. It is breath-taking. It is awe-inspiring. Even my non-Harry-Potter-fan friend loved it - particularly appreciating the behind-the-scenes information and displays: the special effects, prop making, robotics, costume design, etc.
So basically today's post is going to be one big photo-share fest, with a few trip-planning suggestions:
the website for exact details. The Studio itself doesn't close until 3hours after the last tour time so even if you are in the last group to go in, you will still have plenty of time to explore. Also, allow time for the gift shop - it's almost like a whole other set.
|The tour guides holding my cross stitch figures :)|
8. Green screen shots - line up and have a go! You get to sit on green screen sets to drive the flying car, and ride a broom stick. There's a video portion to each - you can watch yourself on a TV monitor as you have a go so you can actually see yourself flying. Also, if you know your House, ask for your House robes.
*sigh* so much fun!
Apparently there are plans afoot to open up other stages with sets and props from other films that have been made at Leavesden, but I've been hearing that for 4 years and so far nothing more has happened (apart from the addition of more Potter sets).
Until tomorrow, happy travels!
P.S. Don't forget - I'm also cross stitching for the A-Z challenge, over at Fangirl Stitches. W today is Weezing and Mary Winchester.