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Warner Bros to open new "The Making of Harry Potter" attraction in England

04.02.2012
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The Harry Potter series may have finished, but that doesn't mean that the moneymaking should stop. Or be constrained to a single continent for that matter - while "The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter" theme park may still be in Orlando, Florida, "The Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making Of Harry Potter" opened this past Saturday at Leavesden Studios in Watford, England. Which, for film fans, is actually really kind of cool since it allows you to get an up close and personal look at how this fantastic series was shot via the three hour partially-guided tour.

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Physical work on the attraction began in earnest immediately after HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 wrapped, when Warner Bros bought Leavesden Studios for $100 million and began to build upon and expand the studio.  Two new stages, known as "J" and "K," spanning 150,000 square feet have been built in order to house the attraction, full of awfully nifty things like sets from the movies, a green screen demonstration, and a creature effects workshop.

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Tickets currently go for £28 per adult and £21 per child, and hopefully they won't get any pricier when new movies are eventually added to the it's-sort-of-a-museum-but-don't-call-it-that Studio Tour.  Seeing as how Warner Bros. now owns Leavesden, that leaves the door open for all sorts of other properties to have a presence as well (SHERLOCK HOLMES seems like a distinct possibility to me).

So what do you think? Worth it? Not? And are there any UK readers out there who plan to check this out in the coming days?

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Extra Tidbit: There is also "a boutique that will sell chocolate frogs, golden snitches, house cloaks and Hermione’s dress from the Yule ball, among other branded items."
Source: Deadline London

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9:32AM on 04/02/2012
I'm from the UK and i was working directly opposite when they were building this attraction. It's being touted over here as a one visit wonder, in that you'll only ever need to go once. The price isn't too bad, because if you compare it to some of the UK's theme parks, like Alton Towers or Chessington, a family of 4 ticket for a day is over £120. I'll be taking my missus and 2 kids along to this once the crowds die down a bit. From the reviews i've seen so far it is VERY much worth a visit,
I'm from the UK and i was working directly opposite when they were building this attraction. It's being touted over here as a one visit wonder, in that you'll only ever need to go once. The price isn't too bad, because if you compare it to some of the UK's theme parks, like Alton Towers or Chessington, a family of 4 ticket for a day is over £120. I'll be taking my missus and 2 kids along to this once the crowds die down a bit. From the reviews i've seen so far it is VERY much worth a visit, seeing details that you don't actually see in the films. But the only thumb down is the gift shop prices are far too overpriced. So anyone going with kids, be prepared to shell out at the end!
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10:08AM on 04/02/2012

Already got my tickets

Travelling to London in May, so I've already bought the tickets for the scheduled tour. Cost me $60CAD a piece since we bought the enhanced experience. Really looking forward to it though!
Travelling to London in May, so I've already bought the tickets for the scheduled tour. Cost me $60CAD a piece since we bought the enhanced experience. Really looking forward to it though!
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10:21AM on 04/02/2012
Have fun and it does sound very cool. I just read that the tours are timed to control visitor numbers, which will make for a nice experience. Here is a nice review of it. [link]
Have fun and it does sound very cool. I just read that the tours are timed to control visitor numbers, which will make for a nice experience. Here is a nice review of it. [link]
8:00AM on 04/02/2012
I was going to head up there to check it out until I saw how much it would cost. I am going to wait and see what the reviews are like, but even good reviews probably won't persuade me to spend 28 per ticket.
I was going to head up there to check it out until I saw how much it would cost. I am going to wait and see what the reviews are like, but even good reviews probably won't persuade me to spend 28 per ticket.
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8:49AM on 04/02/2012
I was living in England for a while, and even went to Oxford, to visit some of the filming locations. And now, when I don't live there anymore, they open this... Thanks, Hermione!
I may check it out, but only if I'm in the country anyway.
I was living in England for a while, and even went to Oxford, to visit some of the filming locations. And now, when I don't live there anymore, they open this... Thanks, Hermione!
I may check it out, but only if I'm in the country anyway.
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