Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter has released their 2022 itinerary, including an exciting new event, Magical Mischief.
Brand new for 2022, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is set to reveal the filmmaking trickery behind the Harry Potter film series as it shines a spotlight on magical pranks and mishaps in the new feature, Magical Mischief
Visitors to the Studio Tour will learn how their favourite mischievous moments from the films were brought to the screen in this exciting feature. Entering the Great Hall, fans will recognise the set dressed for a Weasley prank on the peaceful O.W.L.s exam, complete with the swinging pendulum under the watchful eye of Dolores Umbridge. From the fan-favourite scene in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the infamous pink two-piece costume of Dolores Umbridge will be centre stage and visitors should look above to see the playful Weasley twins’ costumes on their broomsticks suspended from the Great Hall ceiling.
Demonstrations throughout the Studio Tour during this feature include how clever camera trickery created the disappearing effect of the invisibility cloak and visitors will also be able to get hands on to make their own origami howler, just like the one Mrs Weasley delivered to her son in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The Studio Tour will be highlighting the magical mishaps that happen throughout the films including how the SFX Team created the infamous fireplace letter scene inside 4 Privet Drive and Fred and George Weasley’s accidental beards and burned costumes after they put their names into the Goblet of Fire, created by the Creature Effects Team. Eagle-eyed visitors will spot a number of pesky Cornish Pixies on the loose around the Studio Tour and are invited to find them all and collect stamps as part of their Marauder’s Map activity passport.
The event will run from January 22nd right up until May 1st 2022, meaning it will run through all of the marketing and release of Secrets of Dumbledore (April 8th in the UK) – leaving room for a Niffler addition to the magical mischief, perhaps?
Rounding out the second half of 2022 are the two Studio Tour staple events, Dark Arts, which runs from September 23rd to November 6th, and fan favourite, Hogwarts in the Snow, which will run from November 12th up to January 15th 2023.