There’s magic in the air today!
The wizarding world sure does know how to keep a secret, don’t they? I mean, if a hidden chamber with a bloody great snake in it can get forgotten about for fifty years, keeping their newest development under wraps for a mere eleven months was clearly a cinch. But finally, after a long, teasing campaign inviting you to #UnlockTheMagic, the Harry Potter Studio Tour have unveiled their newest development. From April, they’re inviting you to step inside the vaults of Gringotts Bank, for a spellbinding new trip into the Potterverse – as revealed in this tantalising behind-the-scenes video:
— WB Tour London (@wbtourlondon) January 29, 2019
Rumours of the new development had been swirling for a while, with the studio’s Twitter account dropping some tasty little riddles to pique our curiosity. Make no mistake, some devoted Potterheads have been waiting a very long time for this…
— L Baynes (@Lbaynes88) January 29, 2019
Personally, I found out it was happening this morning, so I haven’t had to endure even half the ordeal. Still, it’s a exciting development, being the tour’s biggest expansion ever, and a perfect excuse to dive headfirst back into the magical world – now featuring 100% more goblins, and mountains of gold, sweet sweet gold! Rumour has it you’ll be able to wander through the Lestrange vault, see the Sword of Gryffindor and Helga Hufflepuff’s cup, and meander through piles of gold, with over 200,000 coins created for the experience.
The studio will open the Gringotts experience (which seems to be going under the moniker ‘Key Please’) on April 6th, and you can expect bookings to fly off the shelf quicker than Gilderoy Lockhart’s latest book. No word yet on whether you’ll find the Philosopher’s Stone hidden anywhere in the vaults, but if it is, you can bet us cash-strapped millennials will sniff it out…
Featured image: @wbtourlondon