The Hogwarts Express: A Preview

About three weeks ago I received an invite to Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter, for the VIP preview of the Hogwarts Express. I was never going to say no to that, was I!

Yesterday, the day came. I had an absolute blast: meeting fellow Potterheads I know through Twitter, having the entire tour to our select group of 120 people, enjoying a drinks reception in the Great Hall, and of course seeing the newest additions to the tour, the Hogwarts Express and Platform 9 ¾.

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The guest of honour was Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), who was so lovely, taking photos with fans and signing books and tickets.

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Tour complete, we dutifully headed to the shop – a huge part of the attraction – where, for once, I was reasonably reserved with my purchases.

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I cannot recommend Warner Brothers Studio Tour highly enough! The staff were extra friendly tonight, (possibly because there were fewer visitors, so they could afford the extra time and energy to chat with us), laughing and joking along with us, and generally being massive Potterheads (which I guess they are, working there!) Every time I visit I am overcome at just how amazing it is – and regardless of whether you’ve been previously or not, the Hogwarts Express is certainly worthy of a visit! It truly is magical.

*Disapparates*


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