If you follow the spiders, you just might find yourself in a forest filled with magical beasts and mystifying scenery…
On 28 March, the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour debuted its newest exhibit, the Forbidden Forest – the feeding ground for
Voldemort He Who Must Not Be Named during Harry’s first year at Hogwarts, as well as the home to the nightmare-worthy Aragog and standoffish centaurs. And, of course, being the massive Harry Potter nerds they are, loads of our faves were invited to the grand reveal, getting the opportunity to be the first to see what’s beyond the trees, as well as mingle with a few of the franchise’s stars!
We’re not going to lie, we were pretty jealous looking at our Twitter feed all night, and since we couldn’t be there to experience the event ourselves, we decided the next best thing would be to share our favourite tweets from the night with you all. Prepare for a magical journey!
Yer a wizard, Gary!
— Gary C (@oohgaryc) March 29, 2017
Gary C, we knew you were magical and all, but we didn’t know you were an actual wizard! How could you keep such a secret from us?! You know we’d love to learn how to fly a broom from a fellow Slytherin!
What a muggle…
— Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) March 28, 2017
Hannah Witton, we know you’ve been claiming to be a Hufflepuff all these years, but something tells us you’ve been lying this whole time. Any real wizard would be able to summon their broom in an instant.
Trust must be gained
— WB Tour London (@wbtourlondon) March 28, 2017
We all know what proud creatures hippogriffs are, so you must be weary about how you approach them. Take a tip from Carrie Hope Fletcher and remember to offer them a courteous bow before taking a step forward!
Azkaban’s missing a few wizards…
have you seen them!!! they are SO SEXY!!! i MUST know their names!!! pic.twitter.com/I3CGTrj1lI
— savannah brown (@savannxhb) March 29, 2017
We knew there was something off about Savannah Brown, Sophie Newton, Bertie Gilbert, Dean Dobbs, and PJ Liguori, but we didn’t think they were fugitives on the run from Azkaban! Someone better grab the Dementors quick, before they get away!
Dabbing Dobby pic.twitter.com/qwo1Gg25tc
— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) March 28, 2017
Careful not to get crushed
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) March 28, 2017
You’re a lot braver than we are, Liam Dryden! We’d never have gotten that close to the Whomping Willow – who knows what it would have done to us!
We’re seeing double!
We had to do a double take (haha, get it?) when we saw Cherry Wallis‘s picture with James and Oliver Phelps! Cherry, how were you able to distinguish between the two?!
It’s a relatable tale: you go to take a picture with your significant other, just like Pete Bucknall and Carrie, but just as the flash goes off someone jumps into the frame and photobombs you… It’s happened to all of us, but we highly doubt you’ve ever encountered a hippogriff photobomber!
Way to go, Buckbeak. Way to go.
need advice from other parents – it's my son's first day of school but he doesn't wanna go, he just wants to drink wine. what do I do? pic.twitter.com/b1v4KZe6oW
— kickthePJ (@kickthepj) March 29, 2017
Dean, we know you’re having a good time, but you have to go to school. How else will you grow up to become the next famous boy wizard?
A magical night was had by all
— Melanie Murphy (@melaniietweets) March 28, 2017
— Jamie Jo (@BananaJamana) March 28, 2017
— Lex Croucher (@lexcanroar) March 28, 2017
From hanging out with the likes of the Phelps twins and Evanna Lynch to becoming BFFs with Aragog and Buckbeak, it appears a wonderful night was had by all. We’re certainly glad no-one got swept away by one of the forest’s many dangerous creatures!
Not to complain or anything, but we’re still waiting for an owl to deliver our letter.
Hogwarts, we know you’re around 10-15 years late, but we wouldn’t be opposed to going back to school to learn all about the Wizarding World and its magical creatures. We promise, we won’t step foot in the Forbidden Forest… Unless we see something cool, that is.
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