The Knight Bus
A muggle boards the Knight Bus
Published November 19, 2004 at 8:30 PM
from Wizard News (via The Telgraph Motoring)
Muggle-born reporter Matt Warm from the British newspaper The Telegraph got the chance of a life-time recently by taking a ride on the Knight Bus used in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. After finding the right contact and establishing where the bus is kept, Matt hopped on: “The air is thick with magic and, when the photographer's flash starts misbehaving, I'm reminded that a muggle's place is not so near the Knight Bus.”
Matt’s description on seeing the Knight Bus for the first time:
There is a rumbling in the distance. Not the kind of chugging you associate with a No 9 sailing down a regular road but a quietly auspicious throbbing, and then there's the sight of a moving tower in the distance, lights all blazing yellow through its mostly drawn curtains. As it gets closer, the Knight Bus is just quite astonishingly, well, big...
Matt also had a chance to speak with stunt coordinator Greg Powell who said:
It was probably the most expensive night sequence ever shot in London and planning it took a lot of time and practice. Dinky cars look good on the floor, but when you get out on the streets with the real thing there are always adjustments to be made, especially when the bus tends to drift. But we managed to do everything we were asked to do.