This is not a drill: the Harry Potter Studio Tour Japan is opening this year! It will open on June 16th. The official website states:
“This will be the largest indoor Harry Potter attraction in the world and the first Warner Bros. Studio Tour to open in Asia. Building on the success of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – the Making of Harry Potter which has welcomed over 17 million visitors since opening in 2012, the Studio Tour Tokyo will feature exclusive sets only available at this location. The Studio Tour will invite fans to step into authentic sets, see spellbinding costumes and come face to face with magical creatures while learning moviemaking secrets. Visitors will journey through iconic locations from the Harry Potter series, as they enter the Great Hall of Hogwarts, board the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾, venture into the depths of the Forbidden Forest and explore many more sets yet to be revealed. There will also be a huge range of Wizarding World gifts, souvenirs, stationery and much more to buy in the world’s largest Harry Potter shop with many items only available at the Studio Tour.”
I, for one, am incredibly excited, although I doubt I will ever get to see it, as I haven’t even seen the original one in England yet. I can’t wait to see what the exclusive merchandise is, even though shipping will be a killer.
Hi Jeremy! Please send me to Japan to cover all things Universal and Studio Tour. Thank you!