A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to the studio tour for oooo the 7th time? Maybe the 6th? I have honestly lost count! Anyways I was especially excited for this trip because I finally got to see the Hogwarts in the snow feature!! As we entered the tour the lobby area was decorated with a HUGE tree with presents and hundreds of baubles and fake snow it was beautiful!
Then in the great hall they had decorated the main stage area for the Yule Ball which looked incredible they told us how they had made the icicles and honestly the icicles were in some cases 6ft tall that’s taller than me! I loved all the little touches they had added to the sets there were wreaths and Christmas trees and giant puddings on fire it was breathtaking. Later on in the tour you learnt how they made the fake snow and fire for the film sets it was all very interesting.
Throughout the tour some of the sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasleys kitchen were decorated for Christmas too with little personal touches like Cakes, streamers and Christmas cards it was really fun to see the sets dressed for Christmas.
One of my favourite parts about the whole tour is the costumes that they display as I always wanted to be a wardrobe assistant in movies! One of my most favourite scenes from all of the Harry potter movies is from the Third Film when Neville is facing the Boggart and puts Professor Snape into his grandmothers outfit so I had to snap some closeups of this outfit the attention to detail is just so beautiful I love how much effort went into each outfit, set, prop even if it was only in the background the craftsmanship is just phenomenal.
I also loved that the gift shops were decorated for Christmas too!! Another one of my favourite pieces of the tour comes after the new platform 9&3/4 expansion as you walk into the backlot cafe area they have a huge glass case filled with lots of different props that were made for the films, they include the money, Hogwarts letters, textbooks and the Quibbler. I also love the creature Workshop where you get to see among other things the animatronics such as the Monster Book of Monsters come to life!
And then to top it all off the part that is ALWAYS my favourite the Hogwarts scale model that had been decorated with snow. It looked just WOW I got emotional as usual and goosebumps!! I had such an amazing time and I know that I will never EVER get bored of going there, I know that I have been lucky enough to go a lot and people say how can you be going again but honestly you do notice new little bits every single time that you visit!
Hope you have a lovely Magical Day