From 8pm tonight (Monday 16th March), Warner Brothers’ Harry Potter Studio Tour in London will be closed until further notice.
An update was posted on the tour’s website on Friday stating that any tickets between 17th March and 3rd April will be refunded in full. However, there’s no stated re-opening date; it simply states that “we will continue to monitor the situation closely”.
There haven’t been any recorded cases of coronavirus (also known as Covid-19) by visitors or staff at Warner Bros. Studio Tour; it’s simply a precaution that WB has chosen to take. Given the current climate, it’s a respectable decision, but no doubt disappointing for fans looking forward to a visit in the next few weeks, who undoubtedly have booked their trips months in advance.
For customers buying tickets directly, a full refund will be provided. For those who’ve booked with a gift voucher, a new gift ticket will be issued with a new 12 month validation.
While refunds are only being issued up to 3rd April for now, the tour also stats that bookings are suspended until 30th June. That suggests Warner Bros. is anticipating the closure to last quite a bit longer. If you have tickets for the next couple of months, I’d just sit tight and keep checking the website for new updates.