One of Tokyo’s oldest theme parks, Toshimaen, will soon be shutting down and in its place, Warner Bros. will be building a permanent large-scale Harry Potter facility.
Slated to open in 2023, Potterheads can look forward to what will be called the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter where guests will be taken on a magical behind-the-scenes tour of the Wizarding World.
The facility will feature numerous special elements including movie sets that were designed and built by the creators of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, as well as original costumes and props that were used during the making of the movies.
The tour, which spans approximately 30,000 square metres, will also have both indoor “soundstage” and outdoor “backlot” areas. It is also estimated that guests will need at least half a day to properly explore everything the exhibition has to offer.
With the facility being just a quick 15-minute train ride away from Ikebukuro station, The Making of Harry Potter will be an easy location to slot into your itinerary for the day. Also, to ensure social distancing between guests, the Studio Tour Tokyo will also be controlling ticket allocation to ensure the appropriate number of guests are inside the facility at any one time.
No pricing details have been announced for the facility as of yet.
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