Harry Potter Studio Tour

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  1. queendisney

    queendisney DIS Veteran

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    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.
     
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  3. wildwood

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    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 .
     
  4. Danauk

    Danauk <font color=green>I would be sitting on the patio

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    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.
     
  5. queendisney

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    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..:)
     
  6. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    I'm going at the end of September, and I can't wait, so glad you had a great time ::yes::
     
  7. Dimplenose

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    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. :)
     
  8. Danauk

    Danauk <font color=green>I would be sitting on the patio

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

    amylouv Earning My Ears

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    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
     
  10. Ms Poppins

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    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
     
  11. queendisney

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    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:
     
  12. Chilly

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    The model is just, there are no words!

    Loved flying on a broomstick.
     
  13. mugglebe

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    I am going in February. I can't wait! I just have to wait for the tickets to go on sale.
     
  14. queendisney

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    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
     
  15. amylouv

    amylouv Earning My Ears

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    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:
     
  16. Stickers118

    Stickers118 Earning My Ears

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    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
     
  17. queendisney

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    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.:)
     
  18. dfriia

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    Does anyone have a photo on the broomstick that they can post? Going soon and very curious. Thanks, Debbie
     
  19. horseshowmom

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    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!
     
  20. queendisney

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    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.
     
  21. queendisney

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


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