Knight Bus Joins Exhibits at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London


Jan 26, 2012

Posted by John Admin

Warner Bros. announced today that the famous triple-decker Knight Bus will become a permanent fixture at The Making of Harry Potter – Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.

Fans will have the opportunity to explore the inside of the bus and pose for photos. It will be situated next to Hagrid’s motorbike and the Weasley’s Ford Anglia. Photos of the Knight Bus at Leavesden Studios can be seen at this link.

John Richardson, special effects supervisor for the Harry Potter films, explained to the Watford Observer how the Knight Bus was constructed:

“Although many people think the Knight Bus was a CGI creation, it is
in fact a real-life working bus. To construct it, we cut up two iconic
Routemaster buses, reworked the structure and
bolted it all back together to create one bus with three decks. It took weeks to put it together and it was no easy task.
Routemasters are 60 years old, so we had to do a lot of strengthening of
the structure.

Another issue we had was filming on location in London. During the shooting of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban we
found we could not drive it across the capital due to the number of low
bridges. This meant that we had to transport the bus in
two pieces between locations and put it back together between filming.”

The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will open on March 31, 2012. Tickets can be pre-booked on their website; tickets will not be available for purchase at the studios.

16 Responses to Knight Bus Joins Exhibits at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Avatar Imagezaucwrkexun says: Yay I'm the first to post! That's such great news the knight bus is AMAZING (so is stan shunpike)! Too bad I can't go anytime soon, still hoping for that miracle to change that. :DAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Earnie would be proud!Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: LOVE this. We'll wait til the Games and all the hoopla in London are over, but we are visiting Leavesdon, no doubt it.Avatar Imagehplove10 says: I LOVE the Knight bus! I am so happy it is on exibit. I must go see it!Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: Again, details in how the design and production team worked and crafted a lot of stuff everybody thought was CGI - the movies should have won more technical Oscars before. Ugh! All the more reason to hate the Oscars.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Wow, I had no idea thats how they built the Knight Bus. If only there wasnt a big old pond in my way, I'd be there on opening day! Ah well, I hope to visit London someday. :)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That's cool!Avatar ImagePotterUk says: nice! just got my tickets for the tour, going in june should be brilliant and back to the theme park in october!Avatar ImageHermioneLunaHP says: Nice ! Avatar ImageHermioneLunaHP says: Nice ! Avatar ImageHermioneLunaHP says: Nice!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: AHHH, I NEED TO GO!!!!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: AHHH, I NEED TO GO!!!!Avatar Imagelovelle says: awesome! many more reasons to go there!!! That is like one of my dreams!Avatar ImageMagical Arts says: Can't wait untill I gonna visit in july ! :DAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I'm definately going and I'm so happy this is at the exhibition!!!

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