1,2,3 Gloria Estefan
Harry Potter fans are going to be able to walk round the sets of all eight movies on a new studio tour.
Warner Brothers have revealed details of the new attraction they're planning to open at Leavesden Studios near Watford, Hertfordshire, in spring 2012, where scenes for all the movies were made.
Warner Bros say tickets will go on sale at a later date in 2011 through www.wbstudiotour.co.uk. Details of exactly when tickets will be available has not yet been released.
Visitors will be able to see the authentic sets, costumes, animatronics, props and effects used in the production of all eight films. Among a series of never-before-seen exhibits on the three hour long tour, visitors will be able to walk onto some of the most memorable sets, including the iconic Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office and many others to be announced at a later date.
Dan Dark, Managing Director, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden said: "While the Harry Potter film series reaches its highly anticipated conclusion this summer, its incredible filmmaking story and its relationship with Leavesden is set to live on with the launch of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.
"The tour promises to be one of the most exciting and memorable visitor attractions anywhere in Europe, delivering an experience never before seen by the general public."
Josh Berger, President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland & Spain, added: "We’re incredibly excited about next year’s opening of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. It will celebrate the exceptional British creativity and craftsmanship that goes into making major movies here in the UK."
Warner Brothers' Leavesden Studios is currently undergoing a revamp after being bought by the film company in autumn 2010. It's set to become one of the largest studio production facilities in Europe when it opens next year.
Warner Bros’ relationship with the site stretches back over ten years, and has seen the production of all eight Harry Potter films as well as many other recent Warner Bros. films including Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and the forthcoming sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.