Revealed: The Halloween Warner Bros Studio Tour Harry Potter film set experience – with floating pumpkins, live Death Eater duels and dinner in the Forbidden Forest
- The ‘Making of Harry Potter’ film set’s annual Halloween feature will open to the public on September 24
- This year’s theme is the ‘Dark Arts’, with Voldemort’s ‘Dark Mark’ symbol projected throughout the studio tour
- Tickets are available for a spooky dining experience in the Great Hall and in Hogwarts’ out-of-bounds section
- Visitors will be able to learn wand combat from Paul Harris, who choreographed fights in the Potter movies
Something wicked this way comes. New photographs show how Warner Bros Studio London has transformed the ‘Making of Harry Potter’ film set for its annual Halloween celebration.
It’s running from September 24 and this year is all about the dark arts, with Lord Voldemort’s infamous symbol, the ‘Dark Mark’, projected throughout the studio tour. Guests can collect a Studio Tour passport on arrival and go on the hunt for it as they explore.
They’ll tiptoe beneath 100 floating pumpkins in the Great Hall, face a Death Eater in a duel, and over-18s can even attend a special spooky dinner on the haunting set.
The floating pumpkins in the Great Hall were handcrafted by the Head Propmaker on the Harry Potter films, Pierre Bohanna
Lord Voldemort’s infamous symbol, the ‘Dark Mark’, will be projected throughout the tour. Pictured are two Death Eaters ahead of a duel
Harking back to the Halloween scene in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the pumpkin lanterns were handcrafted by the Head Propmaker on the Harry Potter films – acclaimed designer Pierre Bohanna and his team.
The team also designed the elaborate feast that will be displayed in the Great Hall, the tables piled high with confectionary.
Visitors will be invited to learn a sequence from the Battle of Hogwarts wand combat scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Once they’ve honed their skills, they can test out their spells on cloaked Death Eaters.
Pierre Bohanna and his team designed the spectacular Halloween feast that will be displayed in the Great Hall
The sugary spread is based on the Halloween scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Over three separate nights, a select few Harry Potter fans will be wined and dined on the film set as part of the Studio Tour’s Hogwarts After Dark events.
The evening begins with smoking dry ice cocktails and canapés before guests are summoned into the Great Hall for a spread.
The lights will dim, Death Eaters will patrol the hall and foreboding music will play as attendees enjoy a two-course meal.
Once the main course is finished, guests will ‘grab a lantern and follow the spiders into the Forbidden Forest where dessert will be served among the imposing trees and creatures found in the out-of-bounds section of Hogwarts’.
Throughout the evening, guests will learn some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of the movies, such as how troll snot and unicorn blood was created.
And they will duel with Death Eaters. What’s more, there will be a guest appearance from Harry Potter Wand Choreographer Paul Harris to teach the wand combat moves seen in the battle scenes.
Ahead of the event, Paul described the importance of wand combat as a ‘physical element to casting a spell, because otherwise what makes one wizard better than another?’
Over three separate nights, a select few Harry Potter fans will be wined and dined on the film set as part of the Studio Tour’s Hogwarts After Dark events
Death Eaters will patrol the Great Hall as diners eat and later they will be guided to the Forbidden Forest
Butterbeer will be on offer on the night for all, and those who fancy another tipple can head to Platform 9 and three quarters, where further drinks will be available.
Tickets must be pre-booked at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or by calling the Studio Tour’s Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900 and cannot be bought at the attraction.
The Studio Tour’s ‘Hogwarts after Dark’ events will take place on October 6, 7, and 8 from 7:30pm until midnight and are open to over-18s only. Guests will be seated at tables of 10 or 12 and tickets are priced at £260pp. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on August 24 for Harry Potter Gold members and August 26 for general release. Tickets will be available to purchase at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/after-dark or by calling 0345 084 0900.
Warner Bros Studio London’s spooky new feature will run from September 24 until November 7
Diners can learn the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film franchise on the night