So This was the only thing about my England trip that I planned way in advanced. I knew I wanted to do the Harry Potter studio tour. As a fan from childhood when my dad read the early books to me until now when I play on a muggle quiddtch team, Harry Potter has been a corner stone in my life. Ready for loads of pictures? I went with my friend Charlotte who I met at URI through our production of Vagina Monologues, she lives in England and did her exchange last year to my home school.
Puling up in the bus decorated to indicate you are going to this tour and nothing else (shuttle bus <3) I got my first pic, the outside sign showing the glory I would be experiencing for the next 5 hours.
There was a short speil about the tour and a little film of the main cast members welcoming us to the tour. The girl who was on a head set talking to us said we can take all the pictures we want and the average person takes 3 hours to go through the tour but feel free to take it at your own pace.
I saw the great hall and there is more detail in every single brick than there was in any of my AP portfolio art from high school. (well maybee that one pointilism piece that i did in sharpie for the sun set on desert trees but think of how many bricks and statues and tiles and junk there were in this movie series)
Can we have this at the next URI Yule ball? I feel like it would make it into the school paper. This ice sculpture was one of many food items that looked good enough to eat but were not ever meant for consumption.
I have to ask my mom for the proof but I should have this picture from flordia’s harry potter orlando ride. what a dork am I to like posing like statues 😛
Some Very memorable props, which one is the most you? I connected with the rita skeeter notebook/quill because she is my designated character according to URI quidditch due to my whimsey and the fact that I was doing nanowrimo during our regional weekend. (Constantly writing!!!) I did that to myself and wear the title as a honor.
I got to hold the key with wings. The man at the desk explained it was easier to catch the light on a few real ones than CGI the whole thing. how freckin cool is that?!? it was in my hand as well as like thoulsonds of others at this point.
It’s tempting to be mad chliche and change my profile picture to this but everyone knows i can stroll into 9 3/4 any time now.
(Funny story with no picture. I got a stamp book for the tour and embossed the stamps on. I wanted to put the platform 9 and 3/4 on my real passport but just in case it screwed anything up the attendent and Charlotte talked me out of it. Plus my real passport doesnt bend quite as well as the tour one did. )
And the tour ended with a gift shop, in the HoneyDukes section I got a sugar quil. This long lolly that was rather hard to eat. The paper needs to be cut back after a point to keep getting the candy into the body. Very good took me a few hours of sucking