Here at Quingo Scooters are always encouraging users to get out and about and to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters.
Over the last few blog posts we’ve been sharing some really interesting days out, places and attractions that you maybe thought weren’t accessible enough for your mobility scooter. We are excited to move into to the world of witches and wizards this week as we look at the Warner Bros. studio where the magical masterpieces were made.
Discover the world of wizardry
The behind the scenes tour is an absolute must for all fans of Harry Potter, as the magical world you’ve seen on the screen comes to life right before your eyes.
It features authentic sets, costumes and props from the most successful film series of all time, so you can get up close and personal with the same surroundings that the famous wizard trio did. The biggest Harry Potter fans of all will be blown away by some of the best kept secrets from the set, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made the films so ground-breaking. You’ll find the studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.
What you’ll experience
Here are just a few of the things you’ll be lucky enough to see whilst making your way around the studios:
- The actual Great Hall
- Dumbledore’s office and never before seen treasures
- Diagon Alley – including the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium.
- Iconic props from the films – including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle
- The Gryffindor common room
- The boys dormitory
- Hagrid’s hut
- Potion’s classroom
- Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic
Depending on what time of the year you go, there are exclusive exhibitions showing. You can check which one is on before you go to ensure you get to see exactly what you want to! The next offering is Half Giant Hagrid and runs from 25 March to 17 April. Here you’ll learn all about how the lovable giant was brought to life on screen, as well as a look at the prosthetics of another mystical character: the goblin of Gringott.
The vast majority of the Studio Tour is accessible for Quingo and other mobility scooter users, with lots of room and automatic doors. The studios are split into two, the first one is where you’ll find the Great Hall. This is level and completely accessible to mobility scooter users. The second building has a few sets of stairs, but ramps are in place for your scooter.
The only part of the tour that wouldn’t be suitable for mobility scooters is Diagon Alley, due to its cobbles. But as it’s also tricky to navigate for those on foot, you may be more comfortable taking a break and sipping on a glass of Butterbeer instead!
There is a restaurant on the ground floor which is nice and big, the chairs are not fixed to the tables enabling you to situate your mobility scooter easily. At the front of the car park there are ample parking bays for Blue Badge holders, with easy level access to the ticket offices.
On Warner Bros. Studio’s website there is a great video on accessibility around the studio, which is definitely worth a watch before you go. It’ll enable you to really make the most of your visit!
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If you’ve been to visit any interesting attractions on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.
About Quingo Scooters
The Quingo Scooters range features six models to suit your needs and budget. New models are now available from just £22/week on our new contract hire scheme which includes all servicing and maintenance, Insurance, Roadside Recovery, Call Outs and Consumables including Batteries and Tyres. For more information on this or the latest Quingo Scooter range, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you have any Service questions you can always contact us or call customer services on 01582 430 900.
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