Last week I brought you (Part 1), which mostly consisted of the first studio, plus my recommendations on how to sort out your day. Now let’s take a look at the outdoor lot and the second studio of the Harry Potter Studios Tour!
We were extrodinarily lucky and the weather during our visit was gorgeous! But there are some great things to explore outside so try not to skip it even if it is raining. Plus that’s where the butterbeer stall is. And it is DELICIOUS. It’s seriously good. Obviously is inordinately expensive, but it’s a once in a lifetime chance. (Unless you go to Harry Potter world in Orlando. These are the only two licensed official vendors of butterbeer.)
And then you go into the robotics and mechanics part of the tour, which is incredible. The fact that Hagrid was sometimes just a robotic head on a very tall (6’10”) man’s body still blows my mind a little. After that you reach Sam’s favourite part of the tour, Diagon Alley, followed by the giant model of Hogwarts.
Until “Deathly Hallows” Hogwarts was not CGI. All the amazing shots of the castle were filmed with care and precision on this perfectly scale, replica model.