The film centers on Magizoologist Newt Scamander, who has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
A story of this scope demands an equally magnificent setting, and New York landed the starring role. Before filming began in August 2015, director David Yates took his creative team on a mission to the Big Apple to draw inspiration from its history, scale, grit and grandeur. They returned to Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in England, and, under the direction of Academy Award-winning production designer Stuart Craig, built their own magical 1920s New York. Let On Location Tours take you to the timeless American city that inspired the magnificent set.
On the Fantastic New York City Tour, you’ll experience Chinatown, the Bowery, SoHo,Chelsea, Greenwich Village and Times Square, as well as many historic New York City landmarks. We’ll take you back to an era when flappers danced the Charleston in gilded skyscrapers, gangsters stole through shadows in dark alleyways, and jazz played all night long. Are you ready to see just how fantastic New York City can be?
Get excited for a new era of magic. We’d love to show you around.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens worldwide on November 18th, from Warner Bros. Pictures.
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