'Harry Potter' Studio Tour Opens Near London

11:33 AM PST 03/31/2012 by THR Staff
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"Harry Potter" cast at the studio tour

"The Making of Harry Potter" is a behind-the-scenes attraction based at Leavesden Studios.

Fans of Harry Potter will now be able to relive the magic of the movie franchise.

A behind-the-scenes tour, The Making of Harry Potter, has opened to the public just outside of London, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sets from the movies, including the Great Hall, a 50-foot-long model of Hogwarts Castle and Dumbledore's office are included in the tour.

Based at Leavesden Studios where all eight Harry Potter films were shot, the three-hour self-guided tour allows visitors to also view props and costumes used in the films, as well as special effects exhibits and models.

Rupert Grint, Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright were among the Harry Potter actors to attend the grand opening, the Press Association reports.

"There are so many memories from in there and to share them with everyone is great. There are so many highlights but the model of the castle is out of this world," Grint said.

Thinkwell Group, based in Burbank, designed and produced the tour. The company created attractions for PortAventura, Monkey Kingdom and Universal Studios Florida.

This isn't the first Harry Potter-themed attraction to open. In 2010, Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios Florida and another will open in Universal Studios Hollywood.

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