Harry Potter fans in the UK will soon have the chance to walk through the Great Hall of Hogwarts, visit the Gryffindor common room, sneak into Dumbledores office and relax in Hagrids hut when the Warner Bros Studio Tour London opens its doors in Spring 2012. In an announcement made at Empire Presents Big Screen at Londons O2 yesterday full details of the tour were revealed. Guests will be able to see firsthand the sheer scale and detail of original sets as well as having the opportunity to see the costumes, props and discover the secrets behind the franchises special effects including Buckbeak the Hippogriff and Aragog the giant spider in the creature effects workshop. The tour will take place at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden in Hertfordshire, a converted Rolls Royce Factory first used by EON productions for Pierce Brosnans debut outing as James Bond in Goldeneye before hosting George Lucas during the making of Star Wars Episode: I The Phantom Menace. For the past ten years the studio has been not only been the home of all 8 Harry Potter films but also a number of other high profile Warner Bros productions ranging from The Dark Knight to this years Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. Dan Dark, SVP & Managing Director of Warner Bros Studios Leavesden said;
The tour promises to be one of the most exciting and memorable visitor attractions anywhere in Europe, delivering an experience never before seen by the general public.With the sets spread over 150,000 square feet of studio space the tour will last 3 hours, showcasing the British artistry, technology and talent that went into bringing the film series to life. Tickets go on sale from 13th October 2011 priced at £28 for adults and £21 for children, and must be booked in advance via the dedicated ticket website www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or through approved tour operators.