I visited the Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter last year with Jake, Abigail and Zachary, so was excited to return last week with Kyla for the launch of their #FeathersAndFlight feature.
Running from April 4th until April 27th, the Feathers and Flight feature is all about the birds of Harry Potter.
Upon arrival, we registered at the event and were given our name badges, along with a checklist of things to look out for as we made our way around the tour. We had a few refreshments and nibbles and eagerly awaited for the tour to commence.
We first went in to a holding room, where they show you a little video about how the Harry Potter films came about, before we made our way to their cinema room. We watched a short film about the birds used in the Harry Potter films, and then we got to have a Q&A session with the Head Animal trainers which was really great. They were both so passionate about their jobs and the animals they worked with. It was amazing to know that the animals remained with them, even when the last of the films had been completed, and still remain with them today, although sadly some have now passed away.
After the Q&A we got to explore the Great Hall. The tables were set up as they would have been for the breakfast scene where the owl drops in the post. Everything looked so real, from eggs and toast to Cheeri Owls cereal! Kyla loved looking at all the costumes set around the Great Hall. We then explored the rest of the studios.
There was so much to look at, and I noticed different things to the last time I went – there really is that much to see that one visit is definitely not enough!
Kyla and I got to have a go in the flying car, and then Kyla learn to ride a broomstick before we ventured outside to take our #HedwigSelfie with Hedwig the Owl on Privet Drive before completing the rest of the tour.
It was really great getting to see the animals from the films and learn more about them and how they were trained.
Even if you’re not a huge Harry Potter fan, the Warner Bros Studio Tour is still an amazing experience where you get to see the magic behind the scenes of the films and how much detail went in to creating them. I definitely recommend visiting if you get the chance.
*Disclaimer – I was invited to the Warner Bros Studio Tour for the launch of the Feathers and Flight event. Views are entirely my own.