With only one Harry Potter film to go — this July’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 — I’m already anticipating some serious Harry Potter withdrawal. What can I say? J.K. Rowling’s first novel dropped in the U.S. roughly half my lifetime ago, and it’s weird to imagine a world where I’m not breathlessly awaiting the next installment of either the book or film series.

Thanks to today’s announcement by Warner Bros., though, I think I have a pretty good idea of where I’m going to get my next fix. We first reported last year that the film company was planning to turn its Leavesden studios in England into a Harry Potter-themed attraction, and an official press release was sent out today. The three-hour “The Making of Harry Potter” tour will be opening in Leavesden, where much of the film series was shot, next spring. Read more details after the jump.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Two bits of non-movie Harry Potter news here. Recently there had been word that the massive Leavesden Studios in England, wherein much of the Harry Potter film series was filmed, would be turned into a Potter-themed museum and attraction.

Now Rupert Grint has confirmed that report, albeit without providing too many details of how the conversion would happen, and what sets and environments would be preserved and/or presented. But how would he know all those details? For now, it’s interesting enough that the studios could be open to the public at some point in the future; they house magnificent sets which would be a great destination for fans.

After the break, there’s a thin report that Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction may be growing. But not, sadly, via magic. Read More »