Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood has revealed its latest tour addition, from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: The Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Exhibit.
On hand were special guests Dan Fogler, from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Bonnie Wright, of Harry Potter film series fame.
Opening to the public tomorrow, the reimagined exhibit offers an up-close look at authentic props and costumes from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the beloved Harry Potter films.
Tour guests will now be able to explore how J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World has been brought to life on the silver screen over the past 15 years.
Fogler, who played the lovable No-Maj and aspiring baker, Jacob Kowalski, in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, when asked about seeing the exhibit for the first time said: “It’s an absolute honour to be a part of this all.”
When asked about what fans can look forward to in the new exhibit, Bonnie Wright, who portrayed Ginny Weasley in all eight Harry Potter films, said: “For fans these costumes and props were such a big part of the experience when watching Harry Potter.
“I think that’s what is exciting, to see those details.”
The expansion will take guests on a journey from concept art to final designs used on set.
Tour guests will be able to see the detailed costumes of Lord Voldemort, from a young Tom Riddle to his rise as the Dark Lord.
Guests will also have the opportunity to be sorted by the magical Sorting Hat into one of the four Hogwarts houses.
This interactive experience will take place in front of a life like image of the Great Hall which will include costumes of iconic Hogwarts professors.
As a finale to the exhibit, guests will be able to explore the newest film from the Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
“We are excited to let the world peer behind the lens to see how filmmakers develop the entertainment we love,” said Danny Kahn, executive director, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.
“This experience will transport guests from Harry Potter’s Hogwarts adventures back to 1926 New York, where Newt Scamander’s misplaced magical case has found its home.”