There’s a new addition to the Harry Potter Studio Tour!
I always wondered what Warner Bros. were getting at when they released this poster a few years ago but I guess it actually makes sense now…
With Harry Potter unpredictably as big as it still is, it only makes sense that the Warner Brothers studio tour in Watford is expanding with a whole new Gringotts exhibition.
Come April 2019, you will be able to traverse the famous wizarding bank where famous scenes such as that goblin being killed by the dragon, Harry getting that sweet coin, and Voldemort walking through some blood barefoot occurred.
If there’s one thing better than being a wizard, it’s being a rich wizard, and this is where Harry found out he was the latter, so this is a pretty magical place.
When visiting, you’ll be met by the grand halls of the bank, with it’s three magnificent chandeliers, finished with genuine brass leaf; gold leaf’s cheaper, yet still attractive cousin.
The press release says:
“Inkwells, quills, ledgers and piles of Galleons, Sickles and Knuts will complete the goblin tellers’ desks as seen on screen.”
I read the books and watched the films numerous times but not a clue.
Prosthetics that turned actors into the reasonably creepy goblins will be on show, as well as the famous LeStrange vault; home to one of Voldemort’s horcruxes and the fake sword of Gryffindor.
Finally, a big ol’ cafe now offers food and drink inspired by the wizarding world and if that’s not making you want to go, then maybe this will – the new exhibition doesn’t add any more cost to a normal ticket.
If you’re worried about authenticity, then don’t, since many of the crew from the original films have returned to build it, including Stuart Craig, who earned a BAFTA for his troubles.
Why is all of the money outside of the bank in the press release photos?
Go on. Go… if you want to.
Images via Warner Bros.