Game Of Thrones is getting an official tourist attraction, with a studio tour in Northern Ireland set to open in spring 2020. We’ve got concept art, intriguing info and quotes from important people right here…
The Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Island will house this brand new fan experience, which is described in the official press bumf like so:
“Featuring a compelling mix of behind-the-scenes insights, interactive elements, and expansive, fully dressed sets, fans will wander in the very footsteps of Westeros’s most prominent residents, re-living key moments from the series and standing right where they took place.
“The new 110,000-square-foot interactive space will feature a deeply immersive and sensory experience as well as a first-of-its-kind collection of informative displays highlighting the production spaces and craftsmanship and artistry of the creative teams who brought the epic series to life.”
Some official concept art was included with the announcement, which we’ll pepper throughout this article.
“It’s going to be an immersive experience where fans will feel like they are inside their favorite sets from the show,” HBO’s Jeff Peters told The New York Times.
The New York Times reports that the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesden, near Watford, was an inspiration for this new Thrones attraction.
Actual sets from the show will be repurposed and/or rebuilt for the tour.
Linen Mill Studios is where numerous Winterfell and Castle Black scenes where shot for the show, and apparently other key filming locations could be incorporated – in future – into other fan experiences.
The Game Of Thrones Studio tour will open in spring 2020, and we’ll keep you posted as we hear more. By then, of course, Game Of Thrones season 8 will have been and gone. Sob…