Sweets And Treats At Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Friday, 26 June 2015

Sweets And Treats At Warner Bros. Studio Tour

sweets and treats at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

I am a massive Harry Potter fan, so you can imagine my excitement at attending a preview event at Warner Brother Studios Tour. I really was like a kid in Honeydukes. This summer from 20th July to 6th September, visitors to the studios will be able to find out about how the prop department made the sweets and treats in the film. What do you think to these. Which do you think are real bakes and which are prop fakes? My boys found it hard to work out and I don't want to give too much away and spoil it for you if you are going this summer.

sweet bake or prop fake

icing a cake at harry potter

candy lollipops

You will also be able to purchase Butterbeer ice-cream in the Backlot cafe. We enjoyed this caramel tasting ice cream. The Butterbeer itself is a love or hate thing. Personally I liked it. To me it tasted of Coke Tab (remember that from years ago?) with caramel froth on top. Little man was not convinced by it though. Love or hate, you will get a Butterbeer moustache.

drinking butterbeer

The whole tour is a Harry Potter fans dream. I need to go back with an audioguide. There are photo opportunities galore. Some free, some you have to pay for (they start at £12 for a single photo.) The boys were so keen on riding brooms I couldn't say no. I wont lie, I was extremely pleased when little man asked if I would share his broomstick! One thing to note is that green isn't the best colour top to wear to the studios! I hadn't even thought about the green screens when I packed middle mans' clothes and he went invisible without a cloak.

flying a broomstick

Playing quidditch

Middle man had me in hysterics when he insisted on wearing a seatbelt on his broom! Which they have. Who knew!

flying on green screen

The boys had passports to stamp as they went round the tour which kept them entertained whilst I dreamed of having a science lab like this.

potions

I am pleased to say that this scene is marginally less scary than watching it!


In the Backlot there are lots more photo opportunities, including Privet Drive, the knight bus and a bridge walkway. The boys were a bit over excited by it all, and they weren't in photo posing mood.

privet drive

Finally you see some of the masks used, walk through Diagon Alley and last but not least a model of Hogwarts. As you leave the tour your walk through a room filled with wand boxes of the cast and crew.

cast and crew wands

We had a fantastic time at Warner Bros. Studio tour and it is certainly a place I would like to visit again. Ideally with my husband so I can get in some of the pictures. I had originally thought that the tour was a one time only kind of place, but my children all took different things from it and I now have the urge to rewatch all the films. If you want to go over the summer holidays don't forget that it is a pre-booked tour and you can't buy tickets at the attraction.

photos from Warner Bros Studios


Are you a Harry Potter fan? Have you been on the studio tour yet? What would you be most excited about seeing?



We were invited to a preview event at Warner Bros. but bought our own broom photos. All the opinions are my own.


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57 comments:

Emma Tustian said...

I'd love to go to the tour - I seem to be the only one of my friends who hasn't been (that would want to!). I'm going to have to wait a while until N would be keen to go - think HP is too scary for him to watch at the moment.
I know the green top issue. I made the mistake of wearing one to Britmums last year - nightmare for one of the brand competition photos!

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes mine have only watched the first one. I reckon big man could watch the next 2 but middle man was upset that Harry lost his parents. They did, thankfully love the tour though. I could go back for a day by myself! Infact I think I will have to take my Mum x

Le Coin de Mel said...

We went on the tour a couple of months ago and absolutely loved it. I'd love to go back to see how they made the treat for the films. I always found the scenes in the hall fascinating.

jollyjillys said...

my daughter has been there and loved it. I am a big potter fan so I would love to go. Looks like you had a great time

Louise Fairweather said...

We did but I feel the need to go again after rewatching all the films.

Louise Fairweather said...

I like the way they keep adding new bits to keep it interesting

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

Oh, I am so jealous! I would love to do this, and the 9yo is also a huge fan of the books :) I might just have to watch all the films again instead!

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

This looks like every Harry Potter's dream come true! Broom photos are wicked! #MagicMoments

Life Unexpected said...

Oh my! i went here last year and it was incredible, but I want to go again now they have the sweets there! So jealous. x

Louise Fairweather said...

They are pretty cool aren't they!

Louise Fairweather said...

I feel I need to go back too! Too much to take in x

Louise Fairweather said...

I am planning on doing that x

a field somewhere said...

My kids are desperate to go here. Really must try and do it this year. #Triedandtested

Kim Carberry said...

Oh wow! What a fantastic day out! It looks like there is so much to see and do! x

Cathy Winston said...

I absolutely love this place - I had such an amazing time earlier this year when I went for the launch of the Hogwarts Express. Would be so tempted to go back again and see the new Honeydukes part though. #triedtested

Suzanne Whitton said...

Ah well done on getting this written up . Great fun wasn't it? x

Colette B said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Yep. Totally jealous.

Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

Louise Fairweather said...

I loved it so much that I was desperate to write it up. But then I have seen other peoples and missed so many things! I need to go again

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes I could have done with another hour (or without little man constantly needing the toilet!)

Louise Fairweather said...

It is a Harry Potter's fan's dream!

Newcastle Family Life said...

This looks amazing my teen is desperate to visit here as she is a huge Harry Potter fan x #triedtested

Tracy K Nixon said...

OMG those flying photos are fabulous!

ashleigh allan said...

Lucky you - looks great fun. Would love to try the butterbeer!

Louise Fairweather said...

It is love or hate - the butterbeer ice cream is a safer bet x

Louise Fairweather said...

It was great fun doing them even if it does add up when you have 3 kids!

Louise Fairweather said...

Bit of a long way for you though x

Linda F McGarrigle said...

that looks like great fun to take part in x

SHARON said...

looks fun

Stacy Sorrell said...

I went last year, for me and my hubbys wedding anniversary (yes we are big kids) we bought the audio tour thing, which was a waste of time, as we ended up so far behind, we had to listen to it all and catch during a break at the outdoor cafe. must say, it was the most expensive dinner ive ever had, 2 sandwiches and 1 butterbeer between us (incase we didnt like it) was £20. Didnt like the taste of the butterbeer, but i kept the plastic cup which i have on display at home :-)

Sara Janeg said...

Looks amazing!

Louise Fairweather said...

Oh that's really helpful! I was thinking that the audio tour would be good. Yes I was the only one that liked the butterbeer. The butterbeer ice cream would certainly suit more people. X

Claire Woods said...

it looks cool and I'd love to go.

Amanda Doyle Hart said...

You are so lucky, I would love to go to this with my family...looks magical

Rebecca Duffy said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! :)

Ursula Hunt said...

This looks like a great day out

Susie Wilkinson said...

I had friends go there a little while ago, I was so jealous, and I really need to try ButterBeer!

SARAH LAMBERT said...

My daughter would love to go, she is a big fan of Harry Potter :)

lynn heath said...

Wow, Looks like you had a great day, my kids are just getting into Harry Potter having watched the first film, I think they would love this!

Cassandra Mayers said...

That looks great!! :D

Monica Gilbert said...

I'd love to go on this tour with my husband. Our daughter is still a bit young to read the books (she's 2), so we'd have to go back when she's older.

Gillian Hutchison said...

look brilliant fun...think it will need to go on my to do list!

Jaime Oliver said...

oh that looks like such an amazing event! .. we love this place and plan to go again soon! .. love that picture of you on the broom stick! .. love it!

Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

PamGregory said...

Looks amazing! so want to go!

Janet Carter said...

Fabulous.Would love to go.

Kat Allinson said...

This looks amazing, has to go on our to do list!

Katie said...

Love Harry Potter, I have two HP tattoos :)

Carrie Louise Talbot-Ashby said...

Yes I took my four there last year, only I can't show off my photos on facebook as my two older kids 'Hate their hair-styles' that they had at the time of said pictures!!! Who knew how fussy teens could be eh? lol But the post was great, I think my 'Butter-beer' was off pmsl as I had white lumps in mine which cracked the kids up as I scooped them out with a pencil! Classy me! lol I can't wait to go again now that my hubby has gotten to the third book with our two youngest daughters, he loves reading it to them all :-) xxx

Ellie Spider said...

It looks fab - we go to Orlando every year tho and get our HP fix now at Universal Studios :)

Eva Appleby-Gill said...

These pictures are so spooky

Karen Gray said...

Oh wow, I think we are going to have to try and make it down. Might have to watch Harry Potter movie marathon beforehand to get in the spirit!

kris said...

great for potter fans !

Hayley Todd said...

We absolutely adore Harry Potter in our house! We love this place and have been lucky enough to go twice, most recently being 2 weeks ago!

Pauline Black said...

Oh my word this tour looks amazing. We haven't had the pleasure yet, we live in Scotland so its a bit of a distance to travel. Definitely on my to do list!

Jo Glasspool said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. This is somewhere we all want to go, it looks great.

Louise Fairweather said...

I really need to go again - I have now rewatched the films!

Louise Fairweather said...

At least you wouldn't need to pay for her at 2 x

Louise Fairweather said...

Oh dear! Kids eh! There were def no lumps in my Butterbeer - Little man still spat it out!