Monday, 8 August 2016

The Making of Harry Potter // Part 8


This is a big one!
A big post in the series that is. (Big as in pivotal not as much in size.) And a big train I suppose.
Yep, part 8 is all about Platform 9 3/3 eeeekkkk!!!! Although obviously, the whole tour is astounding and very emotional for huge fans like myself, there was something about stepping out onto the platform that made me break down like a nutter as I did in the Great Hall, where people stopped to stare haha. You might have seen my previous posts about trains and so know that I like steam engines anyway, but man, this is the Hogwarts Express.
It was beautiful and I loved the way the lighting made it photograph...minus the down shadows on my face but then again, I don't like my photo taken normally as it is. We managed to hit it at a moment where the school groups were still in the previous hall and so were able to take our time appreciating how pretty it was and getting to properly go through the barrier between platforms 9 and 10.
Unfortunately, as we boarded the train we were stuck with some people who apparently wanted to go for a jog, behind us forcing us along without getting a proper look or many photos. It was still fun and surreal to experience thankfully.


After we had our train fix we headed through toward the dining hall and found some benches near the photo desk, to take a breather for a little time as it looked very busy. Across for the benches were these glass cabinets housing all of the intricate and eccentric looking paper products/books. 
I love, love, love seeing little tiny details that contribute so much to a story, in person. You can see the Marauders Map, Ron's Howler and interdepartmental paper airplanes up close in a beautiful display, alongside copies of the Quibbler, many a school book and even packaging from Fred and George's 'Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes' store! (There's so much more too of course).
Isn't all so bright and pretty?!



I hope you enjoyed this part in my series and for anyone who has been to the studio tour, you may already know which is coming next...the outdoor area! Make sure to check out all of the previous posts which are linked below!

The rest of 'The Making of Harry Potter' series can be found below -




12 comments:

  1. Ah, this is so awesome! I kind of want to go now as I'm reading the HP books at the moment. I will definitely be watching the films at some point too!

    I love this post (I probably said that on the last one) but I love this one! I love details and this is full of them! I'm found of the mini Ford Anglia that I can see, as I'm reading the second book at the moment.

    And trains. Trains are awesome!

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    1. Isn't it amazing!! You really should make a visit next time you're over. I'd like to go again but in a few years as it seems they're always adding things etc.

      Ah! My next post has the real Ford Anglia...all of the outdoor/backlot area :P
      Agreed. I love trains.

      xo

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  2. This excites me a lot! I would have spent hours looking at all those props. So cool! Thanks for sharing :)
    Steph x.
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    1. Oh we were in the whole place around 6 and a half hours and could have stayed longer! haha There are so many things to see that even going back over photos I saw things I'd missed in person.

      xo

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  3. I LOVED visiting this last year but your photos are helping me remember it vividly and now I want to go back.

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    1. Isn't it fab?! Can't believe it's been 8 months already since I was there. I'm glad I took so many photos as it's unlikely I'll ever go again.

      xo

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  4. I'm so excited because, with a bit of luck, I'll be visiting the HP studio tour around Christmas time. These photos make me even more excited. I love seeing all the little details that make it come alive. x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Eeek how exciting!! It's when we visited. I think it was around the 16th of December and I've posted one post a month since and still have enough to take me up to December haha. Gonna post the ones of Hogwarts in the Snow in December, it seemed fitting. Have you been before? I can't remember if you've said.

      xo

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  5. Oh I love this series, it just gets better and better with each post! Seeing these shots just takes me right back to the very first film and book and I've had the biggest nostalgia rush. Love the photos you stood by the train and passing through into platform 9 and 3/4! - Tasha

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    1. Your comments literally make blogging worth it <3
      We should go ride the real train that goes across the viaduct which was seen in the movies ;) It's the Glenfinnan Viaduct and is like 5 hours North haha.

      Thank you!
      x

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  6. I'm still dying to do this, but for now your posts keep me going! I had a somewhat similar experience at platform 9 3/4 at Universal Studios where we got to board the Hogwarts Express to take us to the other park! I was totally freaking out on the inside and it was such a great thing to do! Hopefully I'll eventually get round to doing this tour sometime though as I've been loving your posts and really want to see it all for myself!

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    1. Ah bless you, thank you, I'm glad you enjoy them.
      Oh wow, that must be amazing to have been on a moving Hogwarts Express!
      I'm sure you'll get there soon :)

      xo

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