I put a spell on you because you’re mine,
Is what Warner Bros were whispering as I waited in the line.
I’d never been a Potter fan, I’ve only read the very first book,
But, here I was queuing up excited for my look!
We first entered into a cinema and watched the famous wizard three,
Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and my favourite Ron Weasley.
They spoke of what to expect beyond Hogwarts wooden door,
Which magically appeared before us signaling the start of our wizardary tour.
We all ran in to the great hall as the goblet started to spit.
Harry Potters name flew out causing lots of teeth to grit.
Our journey then continued through mesmerising sets and movie scenes,
Props of all shapes and sizes that were once on the big screens!
The door into the chamber of secrets and Harry’s tiny room,
Plus the grand moving staircase and the famous Nimbus 2000 broom!
Talking of the famous Nimbus, we had a chance to take a flight,
Touring right through the streets of London at a fast and scary height!
The flight we took was simulated on a clever big green screen,
Which captures our every movement before applying a magic scene.
I almost forgot to mention that I learnt to raise a broom,
All by myself impressively, with no other wizard in the room.
Following the success of my wizard skills I had little time to spare,
So practised my wand choreography showing off my natural magic flair.
The forbidden forest was the scary part which suddenly came next.
Huge big trees with massive spiders and daunting lightning effects.
Various movie characters hid quiet in the dark,
Only visible with the rumbling when the bright lightning flashed a spark.
After running at a firm brick wall the next part was a huge highlight,
I was standing on platform 9 3/4 with the Hogwarts Express in my eyesight.
The magnificent big steam engine; puffing steam and chugging along,
Made me feel at home as a wizard and where I always should belong.
After realising I was living wrong, we stopped for a bite to eat,
Grabbing a burger each from the catering bar and finding an empty seat.
I had a beautiful mushroom burger – the best I’ve had all year,
Which I washed down very nicely with a novelty butter beer.
Feeling refreshed after scoffing our dinner we toured around outside,
Photo opportunities at Privet Drive and in Ron Weasley’s blue car ride.
Moving on and back inside it was time for creature effects.
Hundreds of different goblin masks lined up like police suspects.
A breathing Voldemort and a realistic Hedwig owl,
Along with the sweetest little house elf with his tiny little prowl.
Turning the next corner I squealed with a little glee.
The bright and magnificent shops of the amazing Diagon Alley.
Every famous well known store was included in the shops,
Satisfyingly displayed with view of big and little props.
However, Warner Brothers kept the very best until the end.
A intricate detailed Hogwarts was hiding behind the bend.
The model of the wizards school is at a 1:24 scale,
50 giant feet across including the most tiny quaint detail.
Finishing our tour in the most charming and magical way,
Confirming I was leaving the studios a super fan after a full breathtaking day!
Disclaimer: Please note this was a collaborative post, however thoughts and opinions are my own.
For more information on the tour please visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
For more family days out check out my Days out guide. Who knows, it may just inspire your next big adventure!