Warner Bros Studio Tour has been named as one of the most overpriced tourist destinations in the world!
Money advice site SavingSpot went through thousands of TripAdvisor reviews to find the most expensive attractions and British attractions accounted for ten of the top 20 in the world with the Warner Bros Studio Tour taking the top spot in rip-off Britain.
To explore the world of Harry Potter you must pay £53.50 (At the time of writing this article) to enter if you are over 16 whilst children as young as five are priced at £43.
A nice souvenir photo is another £14 on top of that and the merchandise is extortionate throughout with a wizard’s coat coming in at a nice £76.
On the flip side of this though, however is that the Warner Bros Studio Tour is still one of the most popular attractions in the country as Potterheads flock to the venue every single day to soak up the magic of Harry Potter.
Exploring the sets, props and immersive experiences that the studio has to offer is quite the experience that even myself (a mere muggle compared to most) enjoyed throughly during my near 3 hour exploration of the studios.
Yes, it’s pricey but you’re paying to walk through Hogwarts Great Hall, Gringotts Bank, the Forbidden Forest and Diagon Alley as cinema history is preserved for us to experience.
The price clearly doesn’t stop people visiting and the money making machine continues to grow and even the working film studio around the attraction is set to grow because in September of this year an expansion was planned for the Hertfordshire based movie studios.
With an expansion set to create 4000 more jobs at the studios the brand new development will see another 400,000 square feet (37,000 square metres) will be added to Warner Bros Studios Leavesden.
Simon Robinson, the chief operating officer of Warner Bros Discovery Studios, said:
Warner Bros Studios Leavesden is globally recognised for its exceptional soundstages and facilities, and with this planned expansion adding significant capacity and capabilities, it will be home to even more incredible storytelling for both film and television projects.
The studio was behind the Harry Potter film franchise, and the site hosts studio tours for fans of the films will be home to 10 new sound stages with production capacity expected to increase by more than 50%
Barbie, House of the Dragon and the upcoming Aquaman movie are are among recent productions shot on WBSL’s sound stages.
During our Harry Potter studio visit we saw a set resembling one from the latest Batman movie starring Robert Pattison, it’s incredible what you can see on these very overpriced trips!