Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour

There is no secret that in our house we are big Harry Potter fans. Since the movies came out when I was a teenager to now reading the books with my children, it is something that we all enjoy. There is just something magical and that transcends all age groups with the books and films. I love that the kids are getting just as excited about it all as we are.

We have been to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour up near Watford a couple of times now, and I just love that there is so much to see each time that you go; always something new to learn about and explore. Plus, you’re surrounded by Potter enthusiasts, so what is not to love? At the moment, they have a The Goblet of Fire feature, full of lots of behind the scenes secrets from the fourth film of the same name. With some never-before-seen items from the films, we were looking forward to visiting (minus the Friday night drive up the M25).

demonstrating perspective, and how they made Hagrid look so big • the TriWizard Cup • name parchment from the Goblet of Fire

set and designs • the Goblet of Fire • the taps from the prefect bathroom

As part of the feature, the actual Goblet of Fire will come back since filming that film ended back in 2010. You get to see how the names (written on parchment) were picked out of the goblet for the Tri-Wizard tournament. You can even get your own souvenir parchment to take home with you; something that the kids were really pleased about.

I loved learning more about this specific film, though if you’ve never been to the studio tour before, there is so much to take in! In particular, this feature showed the two goblets that were created for the film. The first one was hard-carved from a single piece of wood, and it is amazing to see – such craftsmanship ad attention to detail all for the film. The second was a copy for the filming of the name selection in the movie, which is the very one that you see select the names on your visit. Stuff like that just blows my mind – the people that have been around it.

wigs and props • platform 9+3/4 • my crew in the mirror

the famous bridge used for filming • cheeky butterbeer • Privet Drive • Diagon Alley

platform 9+3/4 • have you seen this wizard? • outside the studio tour

The Prefects’ Bathroom features in the movie, for any Cedric Diggory (or Robert Pattinson) fans. And you can see the iconic Prefects’ Bathroom taps on the studio tour for the first time ever. Again, just mind blowing that these are the ones that were in the film. There are plenty of other props and costumes that make an appearance, that haven’t bee seen as part of the tour before. So it really is a must see, even if you’ve never been before.

Another first for the studio tour is seeing Tom Riddle’s grave being displayed, the exact sculpture that was there in the movies. A fun fact about it is that the sculpture was made before the details of Voldemort was known, so the dates had to be changed on it afterwards.

Tom Riddle’s grave

letters to Hogwarts • on the bridge • Hagrid’s car • out on the backlot

The Goblet of Fire will run until Sunday 23rd September 2018. Tickets must be pre-booked, but all extra features are included in the ticket price. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

Have you ever been to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour? It would be great to hear what you think.

*thank you to Warner Bros. for our tickets. All opinions are our own, and we were under no obligation to share a post about our experience.

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14 Comments

  1. 12th June 2018 / 6:04 am

    I went there last year and it was awesome. I also loved butterbeer. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. That makes me want to read the books again.

    Mika

    • 22nd June 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Yeah the butterbeer is great! So many recreations to be found on Pinterest if you’re looking for a recipe!

  2. 12th June 2018 / 9:51 am

    I’m so jealous! I’ve always wanted to visit the Harry Potter exhibition!

    Katie xoxo

    • 22nd June 2018 / 9:26 pm

      It is AMAZING

  3. 12th June 2018 / 10:59 am

    Oh it looks amazing. We bought my older children tickets to go for Christmas but haven’t gotten around to it yet! My sister had a boyfriend who worked on the special effects on all of the films, so I have heard a lot about them, but to see them close up… 🙂

    • 22nd June 2018 / 9:27 pm

      It is incredible to be up close to the props!

  4. 12th June 2018 / 11:31 am

    I keep saying I should go to warner brothers and see the Harry Potter behind the scenes but I am still yet to go, need to book this ASAP and not miss out of the goblet of fire.

    • 22nd June 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Definitely do!

  5. hannah
    12th June 2018 / 6:31 pm

    I’ve been on this tour twice, but would love to see the goblet of fire

    • 22nd June 2018 / 9:28 pm

      I’ve been once but would love to go back for the G.O.F Exhibit! – Ellie

  6. 13th June 2018 / 3:11 pm

    I love the Warner Bros studio tour – I didn’t realise they did special exhibits though. I really want to go back now that the Forbidden Forest is open but its a bit of a trek from Devon!
    C x

    • 22nd June 2018 / 9:28 pm

      Aw hope you get the chance to go sometime!

  7. 13th June 2018 / 6:13 pm

    This looks like so much fun for Harry Potter fans – I love the recreated Platform 9 3/4!

    • 22nd June 2018 / 9:29 pm

      It’s amazing, kids and adults go crazy for it!

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