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"Hogwarts Experience" for Harry Potter Attraction at Leavesden Studios

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Posted by: Edward
June 12, 2010, 10:31 PM

An article in the Times, which also confirmed actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbldore) as attending the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening next week, also revealed some new details about the plans underway for the Harry Potter experience set to be constructed at Leavesden Studios, the home of the film production of the eight Potter films.  Relating that the project aims to create a "Hogwarts experience," the paper reports:
Although the Leavesden site will not be as large and will consciously not be a theme park, it will provide fans with the real costumes and sets used in the films.  
There will be replicas of characters, as well as clothes worn by Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson, Voldemort, Rubeus Hagrid, Professor Filius Flitwick and the Weasley family.  
The centre will also showcase the craft and technical skills needed for a successful film franchise. Britain has a world-leading reputation in these fields.
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Visitors to the Warner Bros studio in Leavesden will be able to immerse themselves in the Harry Potter movies that have been shot there. They will be able to:  
-- Walk through the Great Hall at Hogwarts and Dumbledore’s study  
-- See costumes worn by Hermione Granger, Lord Voldemort and Hagrid  
-- Learn about film-making
As Leaky has reported previously, the site is set to open sometime in 2012.

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50 Comments

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2105 Points

Way cool! Both the Hogwarts experience and being the first to comment!!!

Posted by Agrippa1 on June 12, 2010, 10:50 PM report to moderator
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OMG soooo exciting i’m definitely going when it opens. Will visitors be able to actually go in the sets (I.E sit on dumbledores chair in the Great Hall) or will it be just a walk through attraction?

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on June 12, 2010, 10:52 PM report to moderator
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3777 Points

sick i have to make the trip over the lake for sure

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on June 12, 2010, 11:01 PM report to moderator
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1884 Points

Cool! Finally something big for is Brits to enjoy! :)

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on June 12, 2010, 11:05 PM report to moderator
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man….wish i could go there but looks like it’s not going to happen anytime soon. :( but really cool for anyone who goes :)

Posted by iamjenny on June 12, 2010, 11:19 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

This sounds like a fantastic experience for all fans! I hope that all fans able to visit it have a fantastic time.

Posted by Kirk on June 12, 2010, 11:33 PM report to moderator
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1980 Points

some how im going to go. im dying to.

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 13, 2010, 12:16 AM report to moderator
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1373 Points

A wonderful present for all British and European fans who can’t afford a trip to the US))

Posted by Pollytomat on June 13, 2010, 12:22 AM report to moderator
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Bloody excellent!!!

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on June 13, 2010, 01:21 AM report to moderator
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Sounds awesome- I want to go!

Posted by nr2solace on June 13, 2010, 01:55 AM report to moderator
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brilliant! i might actually be able to go here!
i’ve always been interested in costume design, so having a close up of THESE costumes will be a dream come true

Posted by Iris Lily™ on June 13, 2010, 02:53 AM report to moderator
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Yipee ,i wont have to fork out for a plane ticket just a train ticket.Result !!!!

Posted by azna70 on June 13, 2010, 04:17 AM report to moderator
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amazing. I can’t wait to go :)
Lucky for me I live only a 2 hour train ride away :L

Posted by Mischief_Managed *Roar* on June 13, 2010, 05:29 AM report to moderator
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Can’t wait for this to open, I live about half an hour from there, and my grandma lives ridiculously close! Should be fantastic, especially as I probably won’t be able to get to the Harry Potter theme park until I’m 30 =/

Posted by eccentricalice on June 13, 2010, 06:22 AM report to moderator
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I need to go there!!!! Can’t wait!!!

Posted by Milla Aiko Indie on June 13, 2010, 06:50 AM report to moderator
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