2022 will be an extremely magical year for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. A brand new feature film, Magical Mischief, will reveal the cinematic deception behind the Harry potter series of films because it highlights the magical pranks and misadventures that graced the screen.
This feature will allow visitors to learn how some of our favorite playful moments from the movies came to life. Upon entering the Great Hall, fans will recognize the set in honor of Weasley’s infamous prank on the OWL exams that left Dolores Umbridge running in fear. The center stage will feature Umbridge’s two-piece costume and, above it, the costumes of the Weasley twins on their brooms.
Demonstrations will be included in this feature on the camera trickery and how it created the Invisibility Cloak’s disappearance effect. Visitors will also receive hands-on instructions on how to make their own origami howler that we learned from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The studio tour will focus on the magical misadventures that occur throughout the films – including how the special effects team created the Fireplace Letter scene inside the Dursleys house, Fred and George’s accidental beards of the aging potion in Goblet of Fire, and the burnt costumes created by the Creature Effects Team. Visitors will also spot the Cornish Pixies all around the Studio Tour and are encouraged to find them all and collect stamps as part of the Maurader’s Map Activity Passport. The Magical Mischief feature will run from January 22, 2022 to May 1, 2022.
This is not the only magical feature of the Studio Tour. The Dark Arts feature will return in 2022 just in time for Halloween. From September 23, 2022 to November 6, 2022, visitors will see the ceiling of the Great Hall decorated with floating pumpkins and a spooky, decadent feast covering the tables. Visitors can follow the Dark Mark trail, show off their wand fighting moves against Death Eaters, and enjoy a darker and spookier 9 ¾ platform and Diagon Alley.
2022 will end with the return of Hogwarts in the snow. This festive function will take place from November 12, 2022 to January 15, 2023. Visitors will discover the Great Hall transformed into emblematic scenes for the Christmas Ball. Snow blankets beautify the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley, and Hogwarts Castle. The Gryffindor common room will also be dressed for the season.
A magical 2022 is on the horizon and we can’t wait to see the fun that comes with these features. Are you excited about the new Magical Mischief feature? Let us know!