“Hogwarts Experience” for Harry Potter Attraction at Leavesden Studios


Jun 12, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

An article in the Times, which also confirmed actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbldore) as attending the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening next week, also revealed some new details about the plans underway for the Harry Potter experience set to be constructed at Leavesden Studios, the home of the film production of the eight Potter films. Relating that the project aims to create a “Hogwarts experience,” the paper reports:

Although the Leavesden site will not be as large and will consciously not be a theme park, it will provide fans with the real costumes and sets used in the films.

There will be replicas of characters, as well as clothes worn by Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson, Voldemort, Rubeus Hagrid, Professor Filius Flitwick and the Weasley family.

The centre will also showcase the craft and technical skills needed for a successful film franchise. Britain has a world-leading reputation in these fields.

Visitors to the Warner Bros studio in Leavesden will be able to immerse themselves in the Harry Potter movies that have been shot there. They will be able to:

– Walk through the Great Hall at Hogwarts and Dumbledore’s study

– See costumes worn by Hermione Granger, Lord Voldemort and Hagrid

– Learn about film-making

As Leaky has reported previously, the site is set to open sometime in 2012.

55 Responses to “Hogwarts Experience” for Harry Potter Attraction at Leavesden Studios

Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: Way cool! Both the Hogwarts experience and being the first to comment!!!Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: OMG soooo exciting i'm definitely going when it opens. Will visitors be able to actually go in the sets (I.E sit on dumbledores chair in the Great Hall) or will it be just a walk through attraction?Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: sick i have to make the trip over the lake for sureAvatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: Cool! Finally something big for is Brits to enjoy! :)Avatar Imageiamjenny says: man....wish i could go there but looks like it's not going to happen anytime soon. :( but really cool for anyone who goes :)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: This sounds like a fantastic experience for all fans! I hope that all fans able to visit it have a fantastic time.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: some how im going to go. im dying to.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: A wonderful present for all British and European fans who can't afford a trip to the US))Avatar ImageLittle Light says: Bloody excellent!!!Avatar Imagenr2solace says: Sounds awesome- I want to go!Avatar Imageiris lily says: brilliant! i might actually be able to go here! i've always been interested in costume design, so having a close up of THESE costumes will be a dream come trueAvatar Imageazna70 says: Yipee ,i wont have to fork out for a plane ticket just a train ticket.Result !!!!Avatar ImageTotal-Eclipse014 says: amazing. I can't wait to go :) Lucky for me I live only a 2 hour train ride away :LAvatar Imageeccentricalice says: Can't wait for this to open, I live about half an hour from there, and my grandma lives ridiculously close! Should be fantastic, especially as I probably won't be able to get to the Harry Potter theme park until I'm 30 =/Avatar Imageselenialovegood says: I need to go there!!!! Can't wait!!!Avatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: I won't be able to go to WWoHP for 3 years, but this is great too! I love film-making and that sort of thing, so this will be super-interesting! :) Can't wait!Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Now THAT is awesome! And so much closer to Denmark!Avatar Imagespiritbound says: OMG so excited!!! Was so gutted the theme park is in america cos no way i can get there for years and years. But i will definatly be at leavesden !!! omg excited much!! :DAvatar ImagePetra says: :))))) Theme park is just too far, but this is something I will definitely visit...Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats pretty awesome!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Awesoooooome :D Now we have a mock-HP themepark :) But I'm still going to the one in the US :DAvatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Ooh! That sounds sooooo cool. I love this!Avatar ImageLillylove says: I think this is fabulous. I like too that they are presenting it as the film site, not another theme park. The original sets, etc have a draw all to themselves. Hope to make it across the Atlantic to see this some day as well :)Avatar Imagewhyalltheglitter says: Awesome! I really want to go!Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Wow this looks awesome! I think I'll be able to go I live in Ireland but I'll save for the ticket at least it's closer than floridaAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: *woohoo* that is so cool ... it sounds like a mix of the WWOHP and the HP Exhibit. I would totally love to go visit there some day :)Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: wow!Avatar ImageMakasoul says: It think it will be cool seeing props they used in the movies i could care less about how they were filmed though Avatar Imagebeallgood01 says: When? I'm heading to England within the year.Avatar ImageFresca says: I am really happy for Great Britain's Harry Potter fans! Now they can get to see the costumes and hopefully some of the sets. This would be a great place to visit.Avatar Imagefinley says: About bleeding time they had something in Britain! Maybe the opening will inspire a Leaky con?!? BIG HINT! And "eccentricalice" I am already 42 and hoping to get to wwohp in couple of years with the kids, so dont feel too bad? Also live near Leavesden, in Surrey and cant wait to go but will they have Butterbear?? I dont think so. Maybe we should start a petition to them or Jo????Avatar Imagefinley says: Or Butterbeer even? Dodgy spelling?Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Ohhh! First the Harry Potter Exhibtion in the Ontario Science Center, then the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and now an actual Warner Bro. filming site. What's next? Avatar ImageEmmaria says: coolAvatar Imagehewy says: This is wonderful news and it's about time. Will have to cross the pond to see it but it will be well worth the trip!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Will there be pudding???Avatar ImageDawna says: Sounds very cool!Avatar ImageDumblebridge says: WOW!!!!!Avatar ImageAbbyWeasley says: that will be so cool!!! now i need to go!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Thank goodness. those sets should be saved.Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Where in the UK is this?Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Nevermind! Hertfordshire, England!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I think this is just as awesome (and maybe even more awesome) then the theme park in US!! Whenever I head over there, I have to make the trip to do that!Avatar Imagelatsyrhc says: Since I doubt I will be able to make it to England for this, I guess I will just have to be happy with living in Florida. I rode Forbidden Journey 5 times today! BEST RIDE EVER!Avatar Imagejillians642 says: Oh, I so want to go to this one. Orlando might be OK but this sounds like so much more what I'd be looking for. Now why are there only a few original costumes here? Where are the rest of them going?Avatar Imagejillians642 says: Oh, I so want to go to this one. Orlando might be OK but this sounds like so much more what I'd be looking for. Now why are there only a few original costumes here? Where are the rest of them going?Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Amazing!!! Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I really hope there will be pudding!Avatar Imageminerva-rules-uk says: The Leavesden Studios site can be seen on GoogleEarth. At the highest resolution it is possible to see the Great Hall, Hagrid's Hut and Privet Drive. It's not an enormous place, if you can imagine how much car parking is needed for most attractions. However with some landscaping and more props, like the Knight Bus, I'd still queue to get in.Avatar ImageLeper says: This sounds so cool! I doubt I'll ever get the chance to go, but just knowing that others will experience it thrills me.Avatar Imagejedisakora says: Awesome! I'll make sure to schedule my trip to Britain during its opening. ^^Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I will definitely be going, wild Hippogriff's wouldn't drag me away!Avatar ImageRoseann says: I am so excited about going I am going to take soooo many pics I am going to have alot of scrapbooking to do when I get back lolAvatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: That's wonderful! I was hoping they would do that - open Leavesdon Studio and make it a museum of some sort. The people of Britain deserve that. After all, we get the theme park. What a wonderful way to keep Harry Potter alive and well!Avatar ImageSlytherins says: I'll be going to the Wizarding World theme park in September / October, and it's definitely worth all the money it's going to cost to get there, purchase bundles of merchandise, and have a fun holiday for two weeks. However, it is a relief to have something much closer to home that I'll be able to visit on a regular basis that won't break the bank!

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