There was never EVER going to be any question that we would go to the Warner Brothers Studios when we were last visiting London. NEVER.
Now, my husband may not be *hides face in shame* a Harry Potter fan, but this was one of those activities where he came along to make me happy. But do you know what? He pretty much LOVED the experience. Yes, I already realize I’ve been cap-locks-ing a whole lot of words in this entry, deal with it.
First off, the nitty gritty details:
- Book your tickets in advance
- Plan your day around this visit (you need to get the train to and from)
- Bring lots of money for the gift shop
- CHARGE YOUR CAMERA
How was that for official details? Anyways, we booked morning entry tickets, so woke up nice and early to get the train from London to Watford. It’s not a long journey, but the train is packed with geeks like myself. Some even in costumes… Once you arrive in Watford, you go to the Warner Brothers Studio bus stop and wait for the glorious Knight Bus to pick you up! Oh yes, a purple double decker. Shame that it doesn’t have the hanging bobble head, but what can you do, eh?
The powers that be are strict on entry times, so don’t try and jump the queue if you arrive early. You enter at the Dursley’s – very a propos – then you are taken into a movie theatre-style room. You’ll watch a 10 minute video on the making of Harry Potter and how the Warner Brothers studios was the home for the movies. Then… the glory of all glories, the screen in front of your eyes parts and it’s the GREAT HALL! Yes, I and many others may have nearly peed my pants with excitement.
At this point though, you don’t want to read anything more that I have to say, do you? No, you just want to see pictures. I thought so.