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queendisney
07-29-2012, 02:48 PM
Just back from the Harry Potter Studio Tour and can honestly say its the best thing I've done this year. :cheer2: LOVED every second of it. It was extremely well done and even my DH who has not read any of the books thought it was excellent. Nearly didn't make it thanks to a crash on the M3/M25 junction between an Olympic bus and a BWM, took us over an hour to do one junction!!!

Took 350 photo's:)

Loved it loads more then HP in IOA..did not try the butter beer this time as hated the Florida version although DH enjoyed it.

If you get a chance go as its well worth the money.

wildwood
07-29-2012, 03:10 PM
we went a couple of weeks ago for a surprise trip for my DS 15th birthday , we to thought it was much better then universal studios an amazing tour with fantastic things to see .

Danauk
07-29-2012, 04:07 PM
We went this afternoon too and also thought it was amazing. I had a Butterbeer and actually liked it. I took over 350 pictures as well!! I would also really recommend it to others. I thought the model of Hogwarts at the end was stunning.

queendisney
07-29-2012, 04:16 PM
We went this afternoon too and also thought it was amazing. I had a Butterbeer and actually liked it. I took over 350 pictures as well!! I would also really recommend it to others. I thought the model of Hogwarts at the end was stunning.


What time was your tour? Ours was 3.30 but thanks to the M25/M3 crash we went in at 4 pm...

That model was indeed truly amazing. Just when you think it can't get any better you walk through the next door and you just go WOW..:)

mandymouse
07-30-2012, 12:52 AM
I'm going at the end of September, and I can't wait, so glad you had a great time ::yes::

Dimplenose
07-30-2012, 02:40 AM
I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

We thought it was amazing. I need to rewatch all of the films now and then I might book another trip. :)

Danauk
07-30-2012, 02:56 AM
What time was your tour? Ours was 3.30 but thanks to the M25/M3 crash we went in at 4 pm...

That model was indeed truly amazing. Just when you think it can't get any better you walk through the next door and you just go WOW..:)

We were on the 4pm tour, I bet we saw one another in there! :) I had a pink Minnie Mouse tshirt on.

amylouv
07-30-2012, 10:44 AM
I'm going on the 18th August, I'm so excited! I've heard so many good things about it, and it seems as though it will be well worth taking my digital SLR with me for photos? What was your favourite part of the tour?:goodvibes

Ms Poppins
07-30-2012, 01:16 PM
We were there last week. I thought it was amazing too. Spent hours in there and I still think we could go back and see more. We didn't have time to read all the details. Got some fantastic photos and loved every part of it :thumbsup2

queendisney
07-30-2012, 01:46 PM
We were on the 4pm tour, I bet we saw one another in there! :) I had a pink Minnie Mouse tshirt on.

I'm gonna have a look through my 350 photo's for a Minnie Mouse T-shirt! We will be the fat couple in yours:rotfl:

Chilly
07-30-2012, 02:59 PM
The model is just, there are no words!

Loved flying on a broomstick.

mugglebe
07-30-2012, 03:06 PM
I am going in February. I can't wait! I just have to wait for the tickets to go on sale.

queendisney
07-30-2012, 04:02 PM
I'm going on the 18th August, I'm so excited! I've heard so many good things about it, and it seems as though it will be well worth taking my digital SLR with me for photos? What was your favourite part of the tour?:goodvibes

its difficult to say which part was the best bit for me...it was all so fabulous. If I HAD to say I think it would be the film sets, no diagon alley, no wait a moment....maybe its the model:rotfl: Oh I don't know...You will know what I mean when you go. Its definately worth taking a good camera. You aren't allowed flash but my little camera took some ok ones.
Have a fab time.:thumbsup2

amylouv
07-31-2012, 05:02 AM
its difficult to say which part was the best bit for me...it was all so fabulous. If I HAD to say I think it would be the film sets, no diagon alley, no wait a moment....maybe its the model:rotfl: Oh I don't know...You will know what I mean when you go. Its definately worth taking a good camera. You aren't allowed flash but my little camera took some ok ones.
Have a fab time.:thumbsup2

Thanks for the tip, wasn't aware you weren't allowed flash! :thumbsup2 The model of Hogwarts looks incredible, can't wait to see it in person! :teeth:

Stickers118
08-15-2012, 02:11 PM
We have had a totally Potter day today.

Had the films on and then went to Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Wow is all we could say. Going into the actual great hall from the films was a great experience.

We took enough photos to flatten the camera battery and we did use the flash as well. Not allowed to take video.

I am sure that we would have missed something but there was so much to see. Both DD's shied away from the pictures on the broom for some reason which still escapes me.

The Animatronics and creature section was just amazing.

The amount of detail they went into for the films is quite outstanding.

We thought that the butter beer tasted like Cream Soda and it was OK

A must see attraction in the UK

queendisney
08-15-2012, 03:26 PM
glad you enjoyed it. We are planning on going again in December because I know that we missed some of it. I also need to do it without the camera stuck to my face.:)

dfriia
01-05-2013, 10:58 AM
Does anyone have a photo on the broomstick that they can post? Going soon and very curious. Thanks, Debbie

horseshowmom
01-07-2013, 12:12 PM
I found out about this by accident today, and I'm thrilled. My daughter pretty much grew up with Harry Potter and is a tremendous fan. I've already posted the link on her Facebook page for her to look at. This looks like a wonderful trip. We've discussed several times about how much we would love to visit England, and this may be enough to get us there!

I'm torn between going in the summer and in waiting until Christmas (would love to see London during Christmas!). Would anybody care to weigh in on those choices? TIA!

queendisney
01-07-2013, 12:55 PM
I found out about this by accident today, and I'm thrilled. My daughter pretty much grew up with Harry Potter and is a tremendous fan. I've already posted the link on her Facebook page for her to look at. This looks like a wonderful trip. We've discussed several times about how much we would love to visit England, and this may be enough to get us there!

I'm torn between going in the summer and in waiting until Christmas (would love to see London during Christmas!). Would anybody care to weigh in on those choices? TIA!

It is a fabulous...We visited the 2nd time the Saturday before Christmas and it was just as good..it was all done out for Christmas so the great hall looked festive and they put snow down in some places.

Personally I would come to the UK in the Summer (we sometimes do get one!!) as London in the wet and cold isn't fun!'s (it looks nothing like those Dicken's pictures) Thats my only reason though. They do timed tickets for HP tour but we got in an hour before at Christmas. We arrived early because we thought we'd do the shop first then do the tour but while we were in the shop they put a call out to say that anybody could go in. Spent another 3 hours in there and again could have stayed a lot longer. Well worth a visit as is London.

queendisney
01-07-2013, 01:02 PM
Does anyone have a photo on the broomstick that they can post? Going soon and very curious. Thanks, Debbie



This is my friends little boy on his broomstick....


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy296/vandaevans/524194_10150987258420735_1166388968_n_zpse04cef26. jpg

horseshowmom
01-07-2013, 01:02 PM
It is a fabulous...We visited the 2nd time the Saturday before Christmas and it was just as good..it was all done out for Christmas so the great hall looked festive and they put snow down in some places.

Personally I would come to the UK in the Summer (we sometimes do get one!!) as London in the wet and cold isn't fun!'s (it looks nothing like those Dicken's pictures) Thats my only reason though. They do timed tickets for HP tour but we got in an hour before at Christmas. We arrived early because we thought we'd do the shop first then do the tour but while we were in the shop they put a call out to say that anybody could go in. Spent another 3 hours in there and again could have stayed a lot longer. Well worth a visit as is London.

I was looking at places to stay in London (we usually rent something on VRBO.com when we travel since we like to have more room that a hotel room provides). It looks like a lot of the tourist type attractions would make the Kensington & Chelsea area a good place to stay. On the other hand, there are so many things we would like to see outside of London as well. It looks like I have a lot to research! :cool1:

Thank you! :goodvibes

horseshowmom
01-07-2013, 01:06 PM
This is my friends little boy on his broomstick....


http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy296/vandaevans/524194_10150987258420735_1166388968_n_zpse04cef26. jpg

My daughter is a 25 year old pharmacist, but I think she would be thrilled to have this picture! :laughing: She bought a wand and scarf when we were at Islands of Adventure to see the HP attractions.

pampat
01-07-2013, 01:18 PM
My 23 year old daughter walked round IoA in her Gryffindor tie in 98 degree heat! Our Christmas present was a visit to Levesden in August, as we are in London anyway for a concert. Can't wait.

Pam

horseshowmom
01-07-2013, 01:49 PM
My 23 year old daughter walked round IoA in her Gryffindor tie in 98 degree heat! Our Christmas present was a visit to Levesden in August, as we are in London anyway for a concert. Can't wait.

Pam

We were there a couple of Christmases ago when it was unseasonably cold - which really fit right in with the "snow" on the rooftops. My daughter's scarf actually came in pretty handy during the cold weather (of course, we had to be there for the early opening!).