Happy Easter! The spring is officially upon us my dears and with it comes the grand opening of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden, England, 18 miles north of London. On the heels of the smashing success of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, our dear and beloved friends at Warner Bros. Studios have decided to make the place where the most successful film series of all time was shot available to the general public. In other words if you ever feel the urge to go hang out at Hogwarts Castle or Diagon Alley, you now have the ability to do so:
–Slytherin is one of the four houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and is traditionally home to students who exhibit such traits as cunning, resourcefulness and ambition. Its emblematic animal is the snake and its colours are green and silver. Slytherins are infamously power hungry, shrewd, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented.
- “Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.“
- —The Sorting Hat[src]
–Hufflepuff is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and is the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members. Its emblematic animal is the badger, and yellow and black are its colours. Hufflepuffs are infamously friendly, honest, rather impartial, and modest about their accomplishments.
- “You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil“
- —The Sorting Hat[src]
– Ravenclaw is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, characterized by their wit, learning, and wisdom. Its house colours are blue and bronze, and its emblematic animal is the eagle. Ravenclaws prize intellect in its members and tend to be academically motivated and talented students.
–Gryffindor is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with particular characteristics of students sorted into Gryffindor being courage and chivalry. Its emblematic animal is the lion, and its colours are scarlet and gold. Gryffindors are generally regarded as brave, though sometimes to the point of recklessness.