The news has started to spread that
the Harry Potter attraction being built in the UK,
"The Making of Harry Potter", will be planning on
a Spring 2012 premiere.
We, along with many other sites,
got hold of this official statement,
issued this past Thursday:
The Making of Harry Potter will open in the Spring of 2012 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the production home of the Harry Potter films for over ten years.
Tickets will go on sale later this year and must be booked in advance via a dedicated website www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or through approved tour operators.
Featuring the authentic sets, costumes, animatronics, props and effects used in the production of all eight Harry Potter movies, the tour will showcase the British artistry, technology and talent that went into bringing this beloved film series to life.
Among a series of never-before-seen exhibits on the three hour long tour, visitors will be able to walk onto some of the most memorable sets from all of the films in the Harry Potter series including the iconic Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office and many others,
to be announced at a later date.
One of the first sets ever to be created for the series,
the Great Hall was built in 2000 for the series’ first outing,
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Designed by BAFTA-winning production designer Stuart Craig,
it is 120ft long by 40ft wide with a solid stone floor
and includes the tables and benches used in the films.
Dumbledore’s office, meanwhile, was built for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
and is also the home of the Sorting Hat, The Sword of Gryffindor and Dumbledore’s desk
which is surrounded by a library of ancient looking books.
Adorning the office walls is a myriad of paintings commissioned specifically for the films, including two of Professor Dumbledore himself.