First off I’m so sorry that it has taken me this long to get around to writing this. The Easter holidays have just ran away with me. I crave routine and currently I have none so nothing gets done! I am trying though so here it is, finally..
(Once again, as I sated in Part 1 these photos are in order so there will be some spoilers in terms of the tour.)
Just after the Hogwarts express there is a lovely cafe that serves food and butterbeer! Of course I had to try some and get a souvenir cup. It was pretty yummy but not at all what I was expecting.
Then outside into the cold. It was pretty cool to see all of these bits at night. Me casually posing where it all began
Thinking about life on the bridge.
I really Don’t trust Oli’s flying…
Not too keen on Helen’s either!
I had always assumed Aragog was in fact just special effects. But no, turns out he’s real and bloody massive! It took 15 people to operate him! Also bonus- to the left you can see the basalisk’s skeleton which is also pretty huge.
Buckbeak was so cute! He moved and was so gentle. It totally looks like he is posing for this selfie with me.
Diagon Alley was possibly my favourite part of the whole tour. It was a full set so it was super immersive, I could have stayed in there forever. Lovely magical Harry Potter music was playing the whole time too and it just felt so right.
“The wand chooses the wizard Harry”.
Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes was pretty impressive. The arm even moved.
Finally on to the massive, detailed as hell, amazing scale model of Hogwarts. This is what was used for all the aerial shots and outside backgrounds. It is so freaking details and just mind boggling. The lights in the room change from day to night and the lights in the windows of the castle come on.
A bit of a point-of-view shot. Doesn’t it feel like we are just about to walk up the many stairs to Hogwarts?
It’s so much bigger than I thought it would be! One last happy photo of me and my friends before we said goodbye to Hogwarts. “I’m not going home, not really”.
The wand room at the end of the tour is amazing. There’s a wand box for every single person who worked on all of the Harry Potter movies.
A beautiful quote from J K Rowling to end a perfect, magical day.
Thank you for indulging me. I had such an amazing day, fangirling all over the place. I hope you liked my photos and they gave you a little insight into how awesome the tour is. Let me know if you’ve been or are planning on going.