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Published: July 13th 2014
Waiting for the bus?
this sounds like a time for icecream!
Day 26 - Behind the scenes
Today was dedicated to a tour of the Warner Brothers Studio where they made the Harry Potter Movies. We snagged some tickets and transportation from London even after the direct sales were sold out. The tour was set up so that you progressed from the indoor sets through some props and special effects, past the outdoor sets (and the Butterbeer), through the creature shop, by the models and out through the gift shop. They estimate 3 hours for the tour but we could have spent all day there. We also had a audio guide that gave a bunch more information as we went along. Anne's favorite part was seeing all the details worked into the sets. Michelle really enjoyed the creature shop where we saw the Monster Book of Monsters, Aragog, and Buckbeak. Tony was a huge fan of the detailed exterior model of Hogwarts from the final movies. For us it was a once in a lifetime opportunity but we could see that others had been there many times. After we made our way back to London we stopped in Kensington Park to play at the Princess Diana Memorial Playground hat was closed
Not just any bus,
we get to ride a themed bus. We figured out this is the first time we've ever done this kind of tour.
the day before. Michelle had a fantastic time and could have spent hours there. Dinner was upstairs in the hotel at the traditional Chinese restaurant on the 10th floor. It had a great view and great food, even if we didn't know what most of it was. Tomorrow we leave London to check out some of the nearby communities and lunch with a friend of Tony's from Amazon and his family. We should end up in Cambridge for the last part of our trip before heading home.
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