So back on November 1st we went to Harry Potter Studios and were able to see their dark arts exhibit to fit in with Halloween and we have finally got around to writing this post about our time there. It was different to the previous times that we have been to Harry Potter studios and we would definiately recommend going at this time of year.
Firstly, the great hall still managed to take our breath away despite being previously and seeing it then. The great hall was different as they had put up the pumpkins that you see in the film hanging from the ceiling.
The tour included extra dark arts exhibits as it was the day after Halloween. Therefore, they had a table which showed you how to make unicorn blood and giants snot. This was especially good as we took some of our younger family members who enjoyed seeing this and thought it was quite amusing and truly believed it to be unicorns blood and snot.
They put much emphasise on the dark arts exhibits but there was still much there that made it feel magical and warm. These were things such as the Weasley's house and Hagrid's Hut. It was also especially nice to see our younger family members (as well as some of the older family members) enjoy things like commanding a broom and flying on a broomstick. We managed to squeeze our big group into one booth for the train green screen and found that it was quite funny as we pretending to be on our way to Hogwarts.
The train and the forbidden was one of the highlights for us and when we had previously been those exhibits weren't there. Therefore, the introduction of the new exhibits made us even more excited to go and see them.
We were also able to see a show of he death eaters on the Hogwarts bridge fighting against the crowd and we even got involved and took a wand and joined in the fight. We stopped and had pictures of the death eaters as well as got a bit scared as they followed us around trying to creep us out before going back inside. It is also funny to say that the only person that managed to maintain eye contact with the death eaters was a 3 year old.
We spent a lot of time in the last section of the tour as we did not want to leave and we even started playing a game to try and find the actors names before realising the time and knowing we would take too long in the gift shop to stay any longer.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and wish to go back as soon as we can especially to go and see the Christmas version of the tour.I can honestly say one of our favourite parts was Diagon Alley as well as Hogwarts castle. We timed it perfectly to walk into the room with the castle as the music built to make it a magical reveal of the castle and we were in awe of it all.
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