I had to book our tickets about four or five months in advance, but I’m glad for the long wait, the night before I was so very excited, I literally couldn’t sleep… that hasn’t happened to me in such a long time. I felt like a child again!
I, like most of us reading this, grew up reading the Harry Potter series; I used to gorge myself on the latest book as soon as it came out, reading them within a day, not leaving my seat until I’d found out what happened next… I loved all of them. I guess for my generation also, we grew up alongside the characters, both in book form and on the big screen.
I am a massive lover of Ron and Draco – want to make me happy? Give me a ginger and platinum blonde sandwich and I’m set.
But anyway, I digress, back to the tour.
We drove there, luckily, it’s not too far away from where I live and started to queue up early. This, in hindsight, was a good thing as the queue took a while.
I won’t say too much about the tour itself because I don’t want to ruin anything for those who haven’t been or are waiting to go. There were some amazing parts to the tour; the Great Hall, No. 4 Privet Drive, Butterbeer, how nice all of the staff were, the amazing costumes and sets.
And some let-downs i.e. the highly anticipated Forbidden Forest and the price of literally everything… almost £10 for a chocolate frog? £40 for a set of pyjamas? Have they lost their minds??
I know that tickets are nearly £40 per adult, however, I think it’s worth it – I’m not sure if I’ll go again but there was so much to see, literally every time you turned your head you spotted something new. I think I took over 300 pictures in one day – crazy!
But, all in all, I had such an amazing day and it’s not often that I get the chance to feel like a child again. So – thank you Warner Bros. for bringing back the magic.
Note: I’ve not put some of the best pictures due to spoilers – and I’m saving some for my EOM for April.