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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter Questions & Answers

London, United Kingdom

Hi, has anyone tried to enter the tour before the allocated entry time on the ticket? My friends have already booked 12:30pm slot and there's only 1:00pm left on that day. Do you think I can buy 1:00pm but enter the tour at 12:30pm with my friends? Thanks in advance

over a year ago Answer

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Sydney, Australia
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Hi.

Thanks for your question.

Half an hour won't make any difference.

The time slot really only involves the intro and short film and the initial walk through the doors into the dining room.

After that it's pretty much free to do anything and go anywhere you want.

The only thing that is a bit of a shocker is the bus queue.

over a year ago
Watford, United Kingdom
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Unlikely as the first part involves sitting in a small theatre being given an intro, however as someone else suggested as the time slots are close they could do the intro then wait for you to catch up in the great hall!

over a year ago
Droitwich
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Shouldn't be a problem, once in the building you can grab a coffee, wander around the shop etc. Think we went into the actual tour a good half hour early - they're very relaxed about it.

over a year ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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It may be possible. The ticket advises arriving 20-30 minutes before your time slot. On arrival, you show your ticket/proof of purchase at the entrance to the carpark and again as you enter the building. Then you queue to go into the tour. Once you've entered the tour there is a short talk before you enter the tour proper. The ushers allow so many in at a time at approx 15 minute intervals. Our tour was booked for 12, we got there at 11:40 and went in at 12:15 so I wouldn't think there'd be much problem going in with your friends.

over a year ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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I think it depends on numbers queuing. We had a 1pm ticket but got there very early as we were unsure how long the journey took. We were allowed to go in at 11:30 with no problem but the queue when we came out at 1pm was very long. If you can all get there early e.g. 11:30-12:00 you probably stand a better chance of going in together. Quite honestly though once you are through the first part of the tour it is very easy to meet up as there is no time limit once you have started the tour as you are left to wander at your own pace. I am sure you will enjoy it.

over a year ago
Hemel Hempstead
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Probably not but could try! If not, once your friends are through the first "bit" which takes approx 15mins they are free to "loiter" at their will so you'll be able to catch em up! Enjoy - and try a Butterbeer!!

over a year ago
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I don't think it will be a problem as me and my girlfriend went but we was early for our tour best thing for you is line up with your friends and see what they say but if it is a problem just tell your friends to hang around the first part of the tour until you come throught but like I said they really don't mind if your early just not hours early l, they are nice staff so they will understand.

over a year ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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I would say no to be honest, but check with the studio, they are very customer friendly. Only the first 15 minutes of the tour is structured, and after that you are left to stroll around at your own pace. Your friends will have loads to keep them occupied while you catch up.

over a year ago
St Albans, United Kingdom
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You won't be able to get in at the same time, they are quite rigid but once you are past the first section then you are able to meet up and enjoy the Harry Potter experience all together.

Enjoy as was a great day out - all 5 hours of it!

over a year ago
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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It's only the first bit that is guided anyway so you could meet them in the main exhibition. There is more than enough to see to occupy that half an hour difference. Depending on how busy it is, they may even let you in beforehand. We got in early the last time as some of the next group hadn't arrived yet. I'd be more worried if the time between allocated slots was greater.

over a year ago
Scotland
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When we were there it was not too busy and we were told we could join an earlier group if we wished. As others have said even if you were half hour apart you would catch up easily once you leave the great hall.

9 days ago
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How long does it take all in all from start to finish?

16 days ago
Genoa, Italy
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Gave me half an hour to reach Walford Junction by Overground before entrance booked,but 1st bus filled quickly(a long queue anyway,so took the 2nd,arrived later than my preboking and payment),went straight to windows that changed code n. w

ith eu identity card into real ticket,no problem.The theatre explication is useless,then you can go and stay how long and your feet stand as possible.

3 months ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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I was booked at 1pm and thry let me in at 12

3 months ago
Poole, United Kingdom
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My tickets x2 were for 11.30 they didn't check time and didn't care they let me in at 10 , you just queue up

4 months ago
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Yes we did and they were ok very helpful

4 months ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Hiya we tried to enter earlier bout 20mins and they politely asked us to come back at nearer the time so we went and browsed round the shop. Places allocated to prevent getting to congested. Ring them they're very friendly and helpful.

5 months ago
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We had tickets for our entry half an hour different to the rest of the family, and it wasn't a problem

5 months ago
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Yes, 1HR 45 mins early and no problem.

7 months ago
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I forgot to check my tickets and turned up a week early! It wasn't a problem and the staff were very relaxed and helpful

9 months ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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We were let in early with no problem.

10 months ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Hi, we booked a time slot of 18:00, and ended up arriving around 16:30 and so we went straight onto the next available tour- no problem! This said, I am not sure whether this depends on whether it is peak/off peak times etc :) maybe email ahead just for clarification!

10 months ago
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We had tickets for 2pm but joined the 12:30 tour and they were encouraging people to go through early if they wanted but it was because it wasn't busy. We went on a Thursday in January.

over a year ago
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We recently visited & had a 1.30 time slot but they let any time slots in.They can only allow a certain amount of people in at any one time anyway.

over a year ago
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We went in early today, seems to be as long as it is not super busy you will be ok.

over a year ago
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