As a kid, my generation spent a significant amount of time hoping for a Hogwarts letter. But while you probably won't have an owl show up admitting you to the coveted school anytime soon, you can have breakfast at Hogwarts! So how is this possible? Here's what you need to know.
Well, unfortunately for those of us who live in the United States, this magical opportunity is happening at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London — meaning you'll have to cross the ocean to get in on the offer. However, if you are in London, or are planning to be on Aug. 21 or 28 of 2016, you're in luck!
The breakfast itself will be served overlooking the Hogwarts castle model before guests are taken into the Great Hall for photo opportunities. The food will be a selection of breakfast canapés, including pastries, fruit kebabs with maple syrup, sausages and sauce on breakfast muffins, and ham and cheese croissants. None of them see to be magical-themed, but then again, neither was breakfast served in the Harry Potter books — mostly, I remember them eating a lot of toast for breakfast.
The Great Hall, however, will be set up just as it was in the film, including the cereal boxes of "Pixie Puffs" and "Cheeri Owls." After photographs, guests will be treated to a tour where they can "discover the behind the scenes secrets at the studios where it all began." The website boasts:
Highlights include the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore's office, the Weasley kitchen at The Burrow and the iconic Platform 9 ¾ that houses the original Hogwarts Express locomotive.
Following a complimentary tankard of Butterbeer in the Backlot Café, you will be able to step inside Harry Potter’s childhood home, number four Privet Drive, before wandering up the wizarding shopping street of Diagon Alley.
It's a dream come true for those of us who never got our acceptance letters telling us to show up at Platform 9 ¾ ourselves.
So how much will this extravaganza cost? Apparently tickets, which went on sale Wednesday, July 6, are £95 for adults and £75 for children — though children under 4 get in free. But I'd be willing to bet that the real cost to consider for those of us located on the other side of the pond is probably the plane ticket to London and accomodations once you're there.
But then, maybe you'll get a chance to also see The Cursed Child while you're at it, which in my opinion would make the whole thing well worth it.
Images: Warner Brothers; Giphy