Our trip to Harry Potter Studio Tour was on Friday 25th July, and it was part of my son's 17th birthday present. My partner is 56 and I am 48 and we are all Harry Potter fans.
The SatNav directions took us to a site about 1/4 of a mile from the studio so we had to find it ourselves. Not hard, but a little stressful when our tour was booked for 15.30, and we thought we were lost at 15.10
Parking is well executed with marshals to guide you to a parking space. This is FREE
On entering the studio there were 100's of people queuing to go in for their tour, and you have to join the queue no sooner than 10 minuets before your time, and you do get in on time.
From the moment you start the tour it is MAGICAL. There is lots of information, and plenty of staff to help or answer ANY questions you have, whether it's about the filmS or things you can buy/do while there.
You can take photographs of ALL the props/creatures/sets pretty much EVERYTHING. You can even get a DVD of you flying a broomstick, we did.
The only reason I did not give Harry Potter World Studio Tour a 5* rating is there was no Platform 9 3/4 or Hogwarts Express, No Leaky Cauldron, or Nocturn Alley, and the prices in the gift shop are well above the means of the average family. Far more tailored to the tourist market. A wand was £25+, a scarf from one of the 4 houses was £23.95, and a key ring £5.95
We did buy a few little things as mementos, but most of what we would have liked was just too expensive.
It is truly magical, and we will be going back again, hopefully at Christmas time.
I would recommend it for any Harry Potter fan, and even for those of you who are not, as the sets and props are to be seen to be believed.
We loved it.
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