Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter

In collaboration with Warner Bros., Thinkwell opened Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter in 2012. Dozens of original sets and hundreds of authentic costumes and props are showcased in a 150,000 square foot (14,000 sqm) soundstage. Over 100 minutes of original media featuring the cast and crew immerses guests in the exceptional creativity and craftsmanship that brought the films to life, and goes far beyond behind the scenes with an award-winning handheld Digital Guide narrated by cast member Tom Felton.

Since opening in 2012, Thinkwell has continued to collaborate with Warner Bros. on various expansions and upgrades to the tour, including the addition of the the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and a recreation of Platform 9 3⁄4, as well as a recreation of the Forbidden Forest. These expansions are part of the remarkable, one-of-a-kind attraction that explores the cinematic history of Harry Potter at the very studio where the entire series was filmed for over a decade.

The award-winning attraction has welcomed more than 10 million guests since opening and continues to be one of the highest grossing attractions in the world.

TM © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.

  • Client: Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Location: Leavesden, UK
  • Services:

    Strategy, Content Master Planning, Concept and Design Packages, Exhibit Design, Production Management, Technical Packages, Media Production, Audio Design, Lighting Design, In-Field Art Direction, Installation Supervision, Programming and Training

  • Awards:

    2013 TEA Thea Award for Outstanding Attraction, 2013 Telly Bronze Award for Non-Broadcast Productions – Editing, 2013 IES Illumination Award of Merit, 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, 2013 Lighting Design Award – Lighting for Leisure, 2013 UKinbound Award for Excellence – Individual Attraction of the Year, 2012 Event Technology Silver Award for Best Use of Handheld Technology, 2012 UK Customer Experience Award for Best Leisure & Retail Customer Experience, 2012 Group Leisure Award – Best UK Attraction

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