Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter announced today that a new set will be added to the permanent exhibition.

Located in Leavesden Studios, the facility where all 8 Harry Potter films were shot, WB Studio Tour lets visitors step into some of the most iconic sets used during the decade-long production of the movie franchise. The current exhibition, which is heading into its third year, includes the Great Hall, the Gryffindor Common Room, the Burrow, and Dumbledore’s office among the available sets.

The additions announced today are not gonna be small. The 20,000ft² expansion will include the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and a recreation of Platform 9 ¾. The new, permanent section will give fans the chance to climb aboard the train’s carriage and to pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall.

According to the official press release, the section will be built by many of the crew members who worked on the film series. “Every inch of the platform’s glass roof, yellow brick walls and luggage racks, designed by Production Designer Stuart Craig, will be painstakingly reassembled by a team led by Construction Manager Paul Hayes and dressed by Set Decorator Rosie Goodwin. Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson will rig the locomotive with special effects steam.”

The expansion will officially open on Thursday March 19th along with a brand new train-themed souvenir shop.

As someone who has previously visited the Studio Tour, this is incredibly exciting! Even as it is right now, the current exhibition is worth several visits. The attention to detail that was put into the creation of the films clearly comes through at the tour, which makes it a fascinating experience. But it is great to know that, regardless of its success, Warner Bros. is committed to keeping the experience fresh for visitors!

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