Friday, 5 February 2016

The Making of Harry Potter // Part 2


After leaving you at the door to the great hall in my last post from the Warner Brothers Studio Tour, what kind of explorer would I be if I (well technically my Mam and a few other strangers) didn't open those doors and walk through the details with you as usual. 
I've including a short clip of the doors opening and us walking in so you can kind of get a sense of how overwhelming it was - however I was sobbing so hard that it sounds ridiculous and I've had to dub over the sound haha.


If you didn't already know or hadn't guessed from what I was wearing, I am a Hufflepuff. Therefore I maybe kinda slacked on photographing the other houses and as we we're with a group (obviously) I didn't get to take the shots I wanted of the hall on a whole nor as many as I wanted of the Professors...though I think I made up for that later in the tour! haha

Anyways, after the great hall the rest of your day is self guided and so you can go at your own pace...therefore spend way more time taking photos of absolutely everything :P
I think I've mentioned this in one of the other posts but there didn't seem to be many real Potter fans around while I was there. No one in any kind of merch, repping their houses, in fancy dress or even just wearing a t-shirt and likewise not many people took a lot of time to look at each section of props etc. I tried to wait until my group had moved forward and before the next group came through so that I could take more in, read the signage and take lots of photos.
I'll leave you at the gates for this post and see you inside the castle next time ;)


19 comments:

  1. It must have been SO surreal being there and seeing it all!
    I've been loving these posts.
    M x

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    1. It was, completely mad - I cried for ages haha.
      There are lots more to come so I'm glad to hear it :P

      xo

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  2. I think my jaw would be on the ground the whole time I was there....

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  3. Awww, so lovely to see your Mum open the doors - I would have loved every second! These Hogwarts posts have been amazing Danielle. - Tasha

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    1. I was over the moon to see her do it, even better than doing it myself.
      Lots more to come :P

      xo

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  4. Love these posts! Always wanted to visit the studios but haven't got round to doing so yet, its definitely on the cards though!

    http://www.livinginagoldenafternoon.net/flying-first-class/

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes, it's more than worth a visit!

      xo

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  5. It looks sooo amazing, your pics are brilliant! I am now a proud Ravenclaw following my Pottermore quiz this week!

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    1. Ah thank you :D Woohoo! Congratulations!

      xo

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  6. That looks amazing. I'm so jelly!

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  7. How come you have to be in a tour group for the start and then you are free to wander about afterwards? I guess as there's so much going on in the great hall, and so many props to see. There are so many details to enjoy here! I'd quite like to go some time.

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    1. Well before you go through the doors you are in a room that is like a small cinema and watch a short film before being taken through. Then while you are in the hall the guide talks you through it then you can leave and go through to the rest of the tour. I think the reasons are 3 fold - the 'cinema' can only seat so many, it's easier for the guide to talk to a certain size group so everyone can see the particular props they are discussing and finally probably for crowd control to put people through in waves instead of a constant stream. AND BREATHE! haha That's just my guess though ;)

      xo

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    2. Oh my goodness. This is huge, and beautiful. It's the Great Hall omg. The door opening scene was such a throwback moment. Like the first time when Prof. McGonagall opened them in Sorcerer's Stone. AHHH memories. <3

      Although, I'm curious. Are those food real? They look so real.

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  8. This post has me itching to go back! It's such a wonderful and surreal experience being there. I'm especially jealous that you got to see the Great Hall decorated for Christmas - that's on my bucket list!

    x

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  9. I need to visit the Harry Potter Studio tour so badly! The attention to detail is just, amazing. I love seeing these pictures too :) x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. It really is amazing. I hope you get to go soon!

      xo

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