This Halloween, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will be hosting a Halloween event allowing visitors to explore the secrets behind the Harry Potter stories and films.
It will take place between 1st October and 12th November and will focus on the darker side of the Harry Potter film franchise.
Highlights will include discovering the secrets behind enchanted floating pumpkins and ‘Death Eater’ duels, as well as filmmaking snot, blood and drool.
Halloween at Warner Bros. Studios
New for 2017, the iconic Great Hall set will be decorated with more than 100 floating pumpkins, just as seen on screen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The Great Hall tables will also be laden with a Halloween feast of red apples, pumpkins and cauldrons of lollipops.
After learning wand combat moves in an interactive experience with Wand Choreographer, Paul Harris, visitors will be invited to take part in an exciting live duel with ‘Death Eaters’ in the Studio Tour’s backlot.
Demonstrating how a crowd scene like the Battle of Hogwarts would have been created during filming, visitors will then get to test out their newly learned wand techniques as they are directed through a virtual battle with ‘Death Eaters’ who are storming the Hogwarts Bridge.
As part of the feature, the original ‘Death Eater’ costumes from the film series will be on display too, allowing groups to see up close the intricate details of the embroidered robes and hand-painted masks.
In addition to this, vats of slimy troll snot, buckets of dribbling drool and pools of silvery unicorn blood will be showcased in the tour, allowing visitors to get hands-on and see exactly how the slime and goo was created.
Visitors will also be able to walk down a darker Diagon Alley as the lights are dimmed and the music becomes more foreboding on the wizarding shopping street.
Group ticket rates are available and a number of different packages can be arranged for groups visiting the studios throughout the year.
Tickets for the Halloween event must be pre-booked and all extra activities are included in the ticket price.
For more details, visit www.wbstudiotour.co.uk.
Image: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter