"" Writer's Wanderings: Harry Potter - WB Back Lot

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Harry Potter - WB Back Lot

After having explored the Great Hall of Hogwarts, the Gryffindor boys dorm, the magic potion classroom, Dumbledore's office, and tons of other sets and props for the making of the Harry Potter movies, we were hungry. On the "back lot" just outside the main studio area, we found the commissary--the lunch line. On one side you could get all sorts of sandwiches and snacks and on the other side, butter beer. Who could resist trying butter beer? Not us. 
We sat down with our butter beers and food and took a sip. The butter beer was like a cross between ginger ale and cream soda with some sort of sweet meringue-like top that tasted almost like whipped marshmallows. It was quite a creation and a nifty treat.

The outdoor cafeteria area was surrounded by more familiar props and sets from the movies. The famous triple decker purple bus, two houses from Privet Lane where Harry lived with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, and the house where he'd been an infant and his parents had been killed by he-who-shall-not-be-named (Voldemort).

A section of the bridge the characters so often crossed as they discussed life and made plans was nearby. It was where the actors were filmed. The actual bridge of Hogwarts, as we would see later was a much smaller mock up and part of . . . well, you'll see if you come back for the next Harry Potter post.

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