So I finally got my wish....a Harry Potter adventure at the Warner Brothers studio in Watford! It's hard to be an American living in England and not feel the Harry Potter vibe everywhere! Every neighborhood here could hold Privet Drive or one of the school children walking down the street (in Hogwarts-like uniforms) could be a friend of Harry's. Trust me, there is a Harry Potter vibe everywhere!
The tour was everything a Harry Potter fan dreams about. It took about 3 hours to get through the entire tour and it was really amazing. This studio is where the films were made for over 10 years, a home away from home for the actors. Here are a few (lots) pictures from the studio!
|Harry's room under the stairs|
|The Great Hall|
|Character costumes in the Great Hall|
|Ice sculpture from the Yule Ball|
|Harry's dorm bed|
|Ron Weasley's bed|
|Gryffindor Common Room|
|Dumbledore's office-one of my favorites!|
|Dumbledore's memory keeper|
|He who must not be named!!|
|Harry's childhood home based on homes from Lavenham|
|Chess pieces...just as big as I thought they would be|
The tour was so much fun! I definitely feel like I got a good Harry Potter "fix". This definitely was my most unique Thanksgiving experience, one that I'll never forget. Now time for a HP movie marathon!