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Hogwarts In The Snow // My visit to the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio

On January 6th, I went to the Warner Brother's Studios to see The Making of Harry Potter, and for the first time, Hogwarts in the Snow. I love this place, I've been plenty of time before and this time it was even more magical. We took a coach trip and spent a few hours around the studio. I did film the day, you can watch my vlog here.

Since I was celebrating my birthday, I had the chance to open the doors to the Great Hall. When they opened, everyone was in awe. The Great hall was dressed for Christmas and the front was dressed as it was during the Yule Ball. As you can see, the trees went all the way to the ceiling.


The tables had crackers and lots of festive food on them. Trees were scattered around the hall and it felt like it was still Christmas. I'd love to experience Christmas at Hogwarts. The massive Christmas pudding's were also set alight (a controlled fire) which was great.

We made sure to visit the snow and fire station in which we could touch and learn about tall the different types of snow and fire used in the films. We went along and I felt like I was 5 again! There was also a station where you could practice your broom skills, shouting 'up' to pick up your broom.

Obviously, we visited the Gryffindor common rooms - which had festive decorations swarming it Dumbledore's Office and the Potions classroom. It's the fifth time I've gone, and I still spot new things in each area. We had a look at the horcrux's  and a few of the Quidditch things, as well as Hagrid's Hut and the Weasley's Kitchen - which was set up for Christmas Dinner.

The Forbidden Forrest was the new addition that myself, my mum and my sister couldn't wait to see. It felt like the real thing, with a thick fog covering the floor and massive cobwebs with the spiders to match, hanging from the ceiling. Buckbeak did make an appearance too.

Next was the Hogwarts Express. This is such an amazing part of the tour, it actually feels like you're on Platform 9 3/4. It's so magical and I love going onto the train to see all of the different carriages. There are also a couple of shops around this area where we bought a wand each. I got Draco Malfoy's and my little sister got Professor Snape's.

After this, we stopped for some lunch and had a look at the bridge, Knight Bus, Privet Drive, Harry's Cottage at Godric's Hollow and a few other things before heading into the Creature Effects area. My sister loved this place because she's into special effects. There was an interactive station where you could do some movements and Dobby would copy them - that occupied me whilst my sister was busy!

Diagon Alley was next and it was packed! It was like the last day before term started and everyone needed to get their things. In here, we saw how they made the steps in the snow when Harry wore the invisibility cloak.

There was an array of shops including Weasley's Wizard Wheezes and Gringots. Diagon Aley then lead to an area where a lot of the artwork and sketches were. I love to see the concept artists, I think that their work is amazing.

After that was Hogwarts in the Snow. The main attraction looked phenomenal and caught the eye of everyone. Even my Grandma, who hates Harry Potter, had to stop and admire it when she came the first time. This makes me speechless, it's just so beautiful. Fun fact for you all, the snow is put on with sieves and is cleared up by hoovers.

Once we had completed the tour, we spent some time in the shop but we only came out with a Chocolate Frog each. I do think it's a bit expensive in there and we'd blown all of our money on a wand!

You can watch my vlog of the day below. I had a lot of fun and you can experience it for yourself rather than imagining what I'm telling you and having my rubbish pictures.



Have you seen Harry Potter? What's your favourite film?

Until next time...




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  1. How beautiful does it look in the snow?! I'm such a massive Harry Potter fan but am yet to do this tour - definitely need to do it soon! And how incredible that you got to open the doors to the Great Hall too! x

    Lizzie | www.lizziegines.co.uk

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    1. It looks so beautiful! You should definitely make the effort to go! It was super exciting!

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