I Went to the Harry Potter Studio Tour and All I Got Was… a Pretty Magical Experience

At the end of August, I popped by Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. By both daylight and starlight, I stood in its towering shadow.

I walked through The Great Hall, took a stroll up Diagon Alley, made a visit to number four Privet Drive, caught sight of the Knight Bus, stood in the Ministry of Magic, got called into Dumbledore’s office, struggled in Potions, and chillaxed in the Gryffindor common room.

I had a butter beer. (Okay, so it was flat cream soda with a foamy layer of butterscotch cream on top, but still.)

I’m not going to go on too much about it. If you love the books, and you love the movies, and you feel a cozy kind of fit in J.K. Rowling’s world, you know what it meant to stand in these places, to get up close to these creatures, and to soak in all that magic.

Here are a few photos in no particular order and with very little commentary. If you love the movies, you know what they are, and if you don’t love the movies, you probably don’t care. (All photos get bigger. You just gotta click.)

 photo cupboardunderstairs.jpg      photo Weasleys.jpg

 photo GryffindorCommonRoom.jpg      photo BoysDormitory.jpg

 photo Potions.jpg      photo DumbledoresOffice.jpg

 photo Clockstrikes.jpg      photo GreatHall.jpg

 photo Buckbeak.jpg  photo Creatures.jpg

 photo Gringotts.jpg  photo KnightandKing.jpg

 photo RiddleGrave.jpg        photo MagicisMight.jpg

 photo HPStudio.jpg

As amazing as it is to walk the sets and stand among the props and creatures, there is really nothing that prepares you to walk through a door and look out over a 1:24 scale Hogwarts.

 photo Hogwarts2.jpg

 photo Hogwarts.jpg

 photo Hogwarts3.jpg

Also, I saw this in London, and I’m twelve.

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