I am and have been a fan of Harry Potter. I mean, who isn't? Most of everyone I know, has read and made an effort to read through the series. Harry Potter, has triggered in me the desire to read. It has opened my eyes to the wonders of literature. Whereas before Harry Potter, reading assignments for the English class felt "ack!" and "ugh!", after Harry Potter, there was a deeper appreciation to literature.
I'm not sure if I have written it before, but I was inspired to read Harry Potter after there was a talk in our school about "taboo" books. We had a speaker come to our school during our Chapel class to tell us about Harry Potter and the demonic messages of witchcraft and wizardry that it told. One of my classmates shared to me that she has read it and has been reading it and she said it was amazing! So...since it was around Christmas time I think when we had the speaker come in, soon after it was Christmas break when my mum, brother and I visited SM Megamall for some holiday shopping...I asked my mum to buy me all three of the books out for Harry Potter in National Bookstore. (or was it just the first 2 books? I can't quite recall). My mum, of course, gladly indulged because afterall, it was books I was asking for - not videogames as what she was used to.
I digress...the entry is supposed to be about the experience in the studio tour. To say the least, the experience was magical. To be immersed in the world and props of Harry Potter...to be able to ride on a broomstick and get it captured in green screen (for the souvenir video and photo)....to be able to taste butterbeer and walk down Diagon Alley....it felt giddy and amazing to immerse oneself in a world one considered magical....I will definitely recommend doing the studio tour for whoever pops by London!