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Something Very Magical is Coming to Harry Potter World

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Updated: 22 March 2017
Harry Potter fan? Well, guess what! You’ll need to start practising your Stuepfy curses (that’s the stunning spell, just in case you’ve forgotten) because an exciting Forbidden Forest extension is about to be added to the Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour in England!

If you’re rusty on all things Harry Potter, the Forbidden Forest was that really creepy dark place where Voldemort fed off unicorn blood and where all the other fantastic and magical creatures used to hang out – hippogriffs, centaurs and giant spiders included.

The amazing expansion will feature a full-size Buckbeak (the hippogriff who attacked Draco Malfoy – yay!), 19 huge trees which rise a staggering 12ft, and Aragog, the giant spider who appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. You’ll also be able to control the weather at the attraction (whatever that means) and see one of Hagrid’s original costumes.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in Rowling’s series. To celebrate, events are taking place all over the country, including a special top-secret exhibition at the British Library and a castle morphing into Hogwarts over the summer.

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The Forbidden Forest opens on March 31, 2017 – entrance is included in the admission price for the Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter. Tickets can be booked here.

Love cocktails? You can now drink Harry Potter-themed butterbeers in London!