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WB Plans for Permanent UK Studio at Leavesden; Public Harry Potter Sets Attraction Approved

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Posted by: Edward
April 22, 2010, 10:24 PM

As readers will recall, potential plans for a permeant UK film base and Harry Potter visitor attraction at Leavesden Studios, the home-base for the production of the Harry Potter films, has been in the news as proposals passed through city council boards.  News has come today courtesy of the Wadford Observer that plans for the expansion have been approved by the Three Rivers District Council’s development control committee.  The paper reports:

Warner Brothers, which has brought world-wide fame to the former aerodrome complex with its Harry Potter franchise, can now begin a programme of redevelopment worth an estimated £100million – creating hundreds of jobs and providing a boost to the local economy.  
The company, which will now purchase the site outright and use it as its European filming base, will build new film stages, production and administration facilities.  
It will also open a Harry Potter themed visitor attraction to cater for up to 5,000 visitors a day. 
The site, set to open in 2012, will "offer tours of old Harry Potter film sets when production on the franchise comes to a conclusion later in the year."

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61 Comments

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3987 Points

WOOOOOOOOOOOT! I’m so excited to go to Orlando, but this is awesome, something I actually live REALLY REALLY REALLY close to!!!!!!!!

Also definitely going to make sure I go to the HP exhibition when it’s in Toronto!!!

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on April 23, 2010, 12:52 PM report to moderator
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2168 Points

im so gonna go to that. at least attempt to go xD

Posted by MaggieNoise on April 23, 2010, 01:14 PM report to moderator
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1985 Points

Ok now if i go to england ever in my life i will soooo go there!

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on April 23, 2010, 02:02 PM report to moderator
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358 Points

I would so go. like right away! can’t get to Orlando, this is the next best thing.

Posted by Mischief_Managed *Roar* on April 23, 2010, 02:05 PM report to moderator
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504 Points

Yay! something Harry Potter in the UK.

Posted by pinkmoosely on April 23, 2010, 02:12 PM report to moderator
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Very cool. That’s definitely on my list of places to visit.

Posted by hedwig potter on April 23, 2010, 02:25 PM report to moderator
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1420 Points

thats amazing

Posted by alicia00 on April 23, 2010, 03:57 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

Wow, that would be interesting!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on April 23, 2010, 04:24 PM report to moderator
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15818 Points

I soooooo want to go!!! I need to visit UK!!!

Posted by jammjcpotter on April 23, 2010, 04:54 PM report to moderator
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245 Points

I would love to go to the Leavesden studio/park when it opens. I really want see the original sets and props where they were used.

Posted by hrhgnl on April 23, 2010, 05:19 PM report to moderator
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1740 Points

That is wonderful! They are going to finally make the Harry Potter studios open for the public! This is total dream come true!

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Now if I could only afford to cross the pond to see this piece of wonderfulness!! That would be on a par with the WWoHP in Orlando. This should help the economy of locals!! This is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by hewy on April 23, 2010, 05:59 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

I hope that one day I can afford to make the trip to visit this fantastic location.

Posted by Kirk on April 23, 2010, 08:43 PM report to moderator
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4024 Points

cool, cool, cool!! hehe!!

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4024 Points

cool, cool, cool!! hehe!!

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