Monday, 21 November 2016

The Making of Harry Potter // Part 11


Guess who cried again?! Yep, it was another pivotal moment in the tour as we stepped out onto the actual Diagon Alley. After the initial shock of how small it was, we began to stand with our mouths wide open taking it all in. Now that we're at the penultimate post of the series you have probably heard this a zillllion times but, there was SO much detail! Ever sign, every brick, behind every window - nothing was a miss. 
However. Indeed, there is another 'however'. I wish so much that this portion, in particular, had some method of crowd control. Perhaps having a member of staff or two at either end limiting the amount of people to be in the area at one time as it really was extremely tight at times with a lot of pushing and not much space to take photos. This also cements my thoughts that school trips need to be on certain days and be declared to the public so we can avoid them where possible!!
Anyway, to paraphrase everyone's favorite half-giant, 'Welcome, everyone, to Diagon Alley'!!



Isn't it all just...magical...?! I wish there were a better word to describe it but there isn't. I wish all streets looked like this, maybe not so much the type of stores but the architecture at least. No one can deny that a street of medieval architecture ala the Shambles of York is way more appealing than bright and brash streets we have today of bargain shops and high street fashion retail logos.
I know it isn't the Wizarding World attraction from the US and not big enough, but it would have been super amazing to be able to explore inside the stores. Maybe in the future they'll add something like that.


To end this post, although it may not be of interest to many people (alot of people were filing past this section without paying much attention), I wanted to share the few photos I have from the concept art etc. It's all awesome. I wish I was that talented!

I can't believe that now this post is over that leaves us with only one more post. It also means it's been almost 1 whole year since the trip. I'm sure you can guess the only thing that is left to show and therefore is our post next month. See you then!


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


11 comments:

  1. Entering Diagon Alley has to be one of my favourite pieces of music from the first HP film so having that play in the background while seeing your photo put a huge smile on my face, I love it! Also, the concept are you got photos of was so cool - I love seeing all of the different stages of the film and I would have gotten teary eyed while walking down here too. I can't believe there's only one more post left! - Tasha

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    1. It's fab isn't it. I keep putting it on just for the sake of it now, makes me feel upbeat when I'm not lol.
      Me either...I'm a little sad about it! Even if Disney posts start next month too.

      xo

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    2. It is, it's a lovely piece of music! Well you're right, even though these are ending I can't wait for all of your Disney posts - so excited! :D

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  2. It's almost a shame that you can't see all these awesome little details in the films sometimes. But then, that's what makes coming here worth it.

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    1. Right? Like the little signs in shop windows and stuff. It definitely does.

      xo

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  3. In all of your posts, the Harry Potter sets etc. just all look so incredibly beautiful. I really hope I'll manage to go someday. I've been to London once but the WB tour was sold out and my friend had nothing to do with Harry Potter so she wouldn't have been too excited to go anyway, but one day, I will go and see it all. Also Harry Potter World in Florida? If only I was rich. But I'm sure most of us feel this way. But through your pictures, I feel like having been there but at the same time, I feel like missing out on something great. Haha, the wonders of the internet. :D

    xx Hailey - www.haileyjaderyan.com // www.instagram.com/haileyjaderyan

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    1. They really are and even more so in person. I'm sure you will!
      We went down to London purposely to do this and the Lion King show for my Mam's birthday so we had it all booked months in advance thankfully.
      I personally don't see the appeal in the HP world in Florida but I'm just weird haha.
      Hope you've enjoyed my posts.

      xo

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  4. This was my favourite moment from the whole visit, I absolutely loved it and seeing your photos brings it back for me!

    http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy x

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    1. It was special. I wish I could have enjoyed it more but with all the school groups and how I am in crowds it was rather stressful haha.
      Hope you enjoyed my photos.

      xo

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  5. Wow, Diagon Alley is just as magical as I imagined it to be! I know I say this every time, but I'm always amazed by how much detail there is in everything. I don't know why people wouldn't take the time to look at the concept art?! I'd want to see EVERYTHING! School trips are a pain in the butt. When I went to Cadbury World with my fiance, there were two school trips and they were a nightmare! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Me too! It's hard not to be because we don't get to see it all in the movies.
      Uh, yeah...school trips :/ I really think there should be certain days specifically for school and organized groups as it really isn't fair for normal paying customers.

      xo

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