Today I took the boys and my sister to The Making of Harry Potter. We love Harry Potter and really loved Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando.
We thought as my son’s birthday is on Halloween it would be a great place to visit. We had so many recommendations and were very excited.
We arrived early for our 1.00pm tour and had a wander around the shop and purchased a couple of wands and mentally made a list of other purchases we wanted before we left.
We had a quick snack in the café before joining the queue to start the tour.
Queue time was about 30 minutes before we reached the start of the tour. Although we could see the Anglia, the trolleys that Ron and Harry used on platform 9 3/4 to carry their bags and the cupboard under the stairs it seemed to be missing something. For me, that was the Harry Potter music.
The tour itself was amazing with insights into how props were created, beasts were animated, troll snot was made and used and much much more. Animatronics, green screens, CGI, sets, costumes I do think this is fabulous place not just for Harry Potter fans but anyone with any interest in engineering, film making, costume making and acting. The boys weren’t keen to fly the on the broomstick in the green screen room, but we did sit in the Anglia and on the night bus, had a walk in Diagon Alley and we even saw the Death Eaters appear, they were actually quite scary.
We did have trouble getting past the fact that it was a studio tour and not a theme park like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida. I think we had spoilt it for ourselves by going to Orlando first. I bet if they combined the two to make a Harry Potter Theme Park it would be totally amazing. Leo was looking forward to a ride on the Flight of the Hippogriff he couldn’t get the concept that there were no rides there.