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Hey Harry Potter fans! You sad the movies are over? Oh don’t cry, ’cause the magic will continue. Warner Bros. is opening up a tour of its Leavesden soundstages, where much of the films were shot. Called “Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter,” it’s as close as you’ll ever get to rubbing your wand against the tri-wizard cup.

The three-hour walking tour will cover 150,000 square feet, including two dedicated soundstages of Warner Bros. Studios in West Hertfordshire, England. “Potterphiles” will get to tour actual sets from the franchise, including the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, Hagrid’s hut, and the Gryffindor common room, all the while checking out various artifacts, props, and costumes from the franchise. A Creature Effects workshop will show visitors the animatronics that brought characters like Buckbeack the Hippogriff, Aragog, Fawkes, and the basilisk from Chamber of Secrets. Someone please Avada Kedavra me, pretty please.

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Here’s an exterior of the studio will look like once it’s completed, with all it’s magic and splendor:

While the park itself isn’t going to open until spring 2012, stars Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook) made the announcement at the Empire Big Screen event that tickets would be going on sale October 13th.

I don’t know though, as great as the news is for Harry Potter fans there’s still the Universal Studio attraction that is a lot closer. You’d have to be a pretty hardcore fan to make the trip overseas just for that tour. Oi! What am I saying, HP fans have already got their bags packed. They’re such nerds.

Via: Aol Travel

Category: Film, Nerd Culture

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