Game of Thrones Studio Tour Creates A New Window Display at Visit Belfast Welcome Centre
The Visit Belfast Welcome Centre Creates a dramatic scene for tourists at the Game Of Thrones Studio Tour.
Are you suffering from Westeros withdrawal symptoms? Do you miss Game Of Thrones and its prequel, House Of The Dragon? Then the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre has a treat in store for you. For the Game Of Thrones Studio Tour, they have created a dramatic new window display that will catch the eye of all those fans of the series. It showcases what visitors can expect to discover when they take the tour. Inside, fans will discover props and stunning costumes from the show, which was filmed at the Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, CO Down.
The Game of Thrones Studio Tour is welcoming tourists to Northern Ireland with a new window display at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre. The display showcases the making of a momentous scene in the hit HBO series and gives visitors a hint of what to expect at the official Game of Thrones Studio Tour.
The display also marks the extension of the visitor attraction’s direct coach service from Belfast to include Fridays, in addition to weekend transfers, plus a 25%-off admission to welcome in the spring season.
The Game of Thrones Studio Tour invites visitors to discover how Game of Thrones was made, journey into the heart of Westeros, and see breathtaking imagery, captivating sets, original props, and stunning costumes. Much of the award-winning HBO show was filmed at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Co Down.
THE WINDOW DISPLAY
The window display at Visit Belfast features Pyke Bridge and two Ironborn characters and pays homage to the memorable scene in Season 6, Episode Two of Game of Thrones during which Balon Greyjoy is confronted by his brother Euron Greyjoy. It also shows how a green screen and visual effects were used to bring the scene to life on our TV screens.
The spectacular Euron Greyjoy costume worn in Season 7, is just one of more than 140 costumes from the show on display at the Game of Thrones Studio Tour.
GAIL WARKE AND ALISTER BELL
Gail Warke, Campaign Marketing Manager at Game of Thrones Studio Tour, said: “It’s fantastic that visitors to Visit Belfast will get a glimpse of what they can see and experience at Game of Thrones Studio Tour. The Studio Tour is an immersive experience that will take visitors behind the scenes of the making of this global TV phenomenon.
“The Game of Thrones Studio Tour is the only experience of its kind in the world, and at 110,000 square-foot it’s also the largest indoor visitor attraction on the island of Ireland. With Northern Ireland playing such an important role in the production of the series, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors as we approach the spring and summer seasons.”
Alister Bell, Visitor Services Operations Manager at Visit Belfast, said: “It’s a pleasure to showcase the Games of Thrones Studio Tour to visitors at the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre. This eye-catching window display is only a snippet of what visitors can expect from the Game of Thrones attraction and will encourage those visiting the city to discover more and visit the Game of Thrones Studio Tour for a fully immersive and exciting experience.
“At the Welcome Centre, we strive to promote the best of the Belfast City Region and the unique and authentic tourism experiences it has to offer.”
Visitors to Visit Belfast Welcome Centre can purchase Game of Thrones Studio Tour tickets directly, or online at http://www.gameofthronesstudiotour.com
Spring season 25%-off admission runs from 11th – 26th March and from 1st – 16th April.
SETTING THE SCENE
The Game of Thrones Studio Tour window display at Visit Belfast (in Belfast’s city center) pays homage to the confrontation between King Balon Greyjoy and his younger brother Euron Greyjoy, who aspires to take Pyke – the seat of House Greyjoy. The scene featured in Season 6, Episode Two, of Game of Thrones. The display features Pyke Bridge on which the confrontation took place and gives a taste of what it takes to create the scene for our TV screens.
The aim of the display is to capture the consistent level of detail the audience watched on screen and that guests can expect to experience when visiting the Studio Tour. It also shows the range of materials in set-piece construction.
ABOUT THE GAME OF THRONES STUDIO TOUR
The Game of Thrones Studio Tour is an authentic ‘world class’ attraction that invites visitors of all ages to peek behind the camera to learn the show’s secrets and admire the skills that combined to make one of the most successful TV series in history. It is the only official Game of Thrones Studio Tour in the world and includes the largest Game of Thrones shop in the world.
At Game of Thrones Studio Tour can you walk through many authentic sets, including King’s Landing and the Great Hall of Winterfell to discover the role Northern Ireland played in creating the hit HBO series during a decade of filming. Visitors can get closer than ever before to more than 140 authentic costumes from the show, weapons, jewelry, and the prosthetics used to create the White Walkers, the Night King, and more. You can even become a Kingsguard or White Walker and try your hand at archery on interactive screens.
Game of Thrones Studio Tour is located at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge. The Tour is located just 30-mins from Belfast and 90-mins from Dublin.
NB: Game of Thrones Studio Tour tickets can be bought in advance. Ticket sales and information on how to get to the Game of Thrones Studio Tour are on the official website: www.gameofthonesstudiotour.com
GAME OF THRONES STUDIO TOUR TICKET AND BELFAST TRANSFER FROM VISIT BELFAST
Direct coach travel from Belfast to Game of Thrones Studio Tour is now available on each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, departing from, and returning to, Visit Belfast.
|Departure from Belfast||Entry Time||Departure from the Game of Thrones Studio Tour||Arrive Belfast|
|9.30 am||10.15 am||2:15 pm||3:00 pm|
|11.15 am||12.00 pm||4.30 pm||5:15 pm|
|1.15 pm||2.00 pm||6.15 pm||7.00 pm|
So, what are you waiting for? If you’re a big Game Of Thrones fan, then this studio tour is the one for you! Winter may not be coming right now but a visit to the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre and the Game Of Thrones Studio Tour most certainly is!
Are you a fan of Game Of Thrones? Are you interested in taking the studio tour? What are you hoping to see during the tour? Fly your dragon down to the comments section to leave us your thoughts!
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