In a Press Release earlier today, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London-The Making Of Harry Potter announced that the Knight Bus, featured in Prisoner Of Azkaban, is the latest addition to the tour. The tour of Leavesden opens March 31st, 2012.
Thursday 26th January: The iconic, triple decker Knight Bus today rolls into Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, which opens 31st March 2012. Taking its place among the many authentic sets, props and costumes from the eight Harry Potter films, the Knight Bus debuted in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ and was one of the most complicated pieces to create in the production.
John Richardson, Special Effects Supervisor, said: ”The Knight Bus was not a CGI Creation as many people thought but in fact a real-life working bus. It was constructed by cutting up two iconic Routemaster buses, reworking the structure and bolting it all back together to provide one bus with three decks. One interesting challenge that arose during the shooting of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was that we could not drive the vehicle across London due to the number of low bridges in and around the capital. This meant that we had to transport the bus in two pieces between locations and put it back together as required for filming.”
Want to visit Leavesden and see where our favorite Slytherin, Tom Felton spent 10 magical years filming 8 iconic films? Book your tickets here!