Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Warner Bros Studio Tour London Expanding With Gringotts Bank

Photo Credit: Warner Bros Studio Tour London
The wizarding world keeps getting bigger every day. By wizarding world, I mean the legendary Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is added a major new addition to the ultimate experience for Potterheads.

Since 2012, the Warner Bros Studio Tour has been the interactive home for fans, inviting Hogwarts students to walk the grounds from Privet Drive to Hogwarts and the Forbidden Forest and see thousands of costumes and props up close and personal.

From learning about wizarding money before his first year at Hogwarts to the golden trio escaping on a Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon after confiscating one of Voldemort's horcruxes, Gringotts Bank has been one of many influential landmarks within the Harry Potter series. This Spring, fans can unlock the magic with an immersive tour of Gringotts Bank.

Here is a full description of the exciting new experience:
Lined by towering marble pillars, the grand banking hall will be decorated with three magnificent crystal chandeliers and finished with real brass leaf. Inkwells, quills, ledgers and piles of Galleons, Sickles and Knuts will complete the goblin tellers’ desks as seen on screen. The Prop-making Department, led by Pierre Bohanna, created over 210,000 coins for the final two films alone.

Gringotts Wizarding Bank is famously run by goblins. Walking through the imposing marble columns, visitors will discover the costumes and prosthetics belonging to Bogrod, Griphook and many other goblin bankers. Each prosthetic mask took weeks to create, with every hair individually inserted and veins painstakingly painted by hand. It took four hours to transform actor Warwick Davis into Griphook in the films which included him wearing black contact lenses and dentures with extremely sharp teeth to complete the goblin look.

Once through the banking hall of Gringotts, visitors will enter the depths of the Lestrange Vault used to store the treasures of Bellatrix Lestrange including the Sword of Gryffindor and Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup, one of Voldemort’s many Horcruxes. During filming 38,000 pieces of rubberised treasure were created the for the Lestrange vault including 7,014 Hufflepuff Cups. Here, visitors can try out a unique photo opportunity allowing them to step inside the Lestrange vault and surround themselves with treasure.
Fans can now book tickets in advance as well as enter to attend the opening ceremony. Check out the official website here for more details.

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