As some of you who know me well enough will know that, I am a massive Harry Potter fan and I know most of the words from the films and when they are said (geeky I know), I have been a Harry Potter fan ever since my mum suggested picking up the books and reading them to my in bed. I struggled to get into them like this though and I asked her if the first two films were out on video (too young for DVD’s back then) and she said that they were, so the following day we went to the Car Boot and picked up the first two films on video, got back home and sat and watched them both, needless to say I loved them right from the opening sequences. From then on in I fell in love with the magical world on the TV that I use to watch every know and then.
Then along came the books, I started reading the books one after another by myself in my room and I fell in love with those as well and I found my love of books at the same time, and I couldn’t wait until the Half Blood Prince came out, so I went and pre-ordered a copy at our local Waterstone’s book store, just so that then I could have my own first-edition copy of this new book that I just couldn’t wait to start reading. Once I got my hands on this copy, I went home and started reading it as soon as I got the book through the door. Then I did the same thing when the last Harry Potter book was released, I hated finishing the last page of this book because it felt as though the end had come far too soon.
However, then the Warner Brothers Studio Tour came along, and I watched the progress of the Studio Tour on the internet and I just knew that when the studio tour opened, that I had to go and get tickets straight away, so on the day that the tickets were released my mum was on the phone all day right from nine am just so that she could get tickets. We managed to get tickets for a fortnight after the official opening of the Studio Tour. When I arrived at the Studio Tour, I remember walking into the entrance and just being absolutely speechless at everything being there in real life just like I had been watching on the TV already for so many years. Then walking into the Great Hall I was just so shell-shocked that I don’t think I spoke, I just couldn’t believe where I was standing. It’s safe to say that I will always remember that first visit to the Studio Tour with fond memories, I can’t tell you how much that day meant to me.
Now the Harry Potter Series has gone onto the West End Stage with Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, that is my next goal to go and see, I can’t wait to see that, I read the screenplay book that was released and just loved it nearly as much as I did the rest of the Harry Potter books.
Please feel free to comment below and tell me how much Harry Potter means to you, also if you have been to the Studio Tour or the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child play tell me how it was for you and if you enjoyed it or not?