As one of the most popular things to do for anyone visiting Southern California, the Warner Brothers Studio Tour offers visitors the opportunity to get a close up look of one of the most iconic film studios in the world. Warner Brothers Studio has offered the standard two to three-hour tour for several decades, with the addition of a five to six-hour Deluxe Tour that takes a much more in-depth look into the studio’s rich history.
Overview of the Studio Tour
Every Warner Brothers Studio Tour features at least one stop inside of a stage hosting a live production. Frequent live shootings can include visits to wildly popular television shows such as The Big Bang Theory or The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The tour takes several historical turns, with The Archive presenting many of the props and costumes used during the film production of Warner Brothers movies and television shows. As of January 2018, the Warner Brothers Studio Tour The Archive stop gives you a look at the props and costumes used in the Harry Potter movie series. The Picture Car Vault highlights the some of the most famous cars in Hollywood film production history. A series of outdoor sets that include a jungle, the Manhattan skyline, and a classic Midwestern town keep visitors in awe during a stop at The Backlot.
Stage 48: Script to Screen
One of the highlights of the Studio Tour stops at an interactive soundstage where visitors learn about the movie and television production processes. Stage 48: Script to Screen opened in the summer of 2015 to rave reviews. The popularity of the tour stop prompted studio management to make Stage 48: Script to Screen the final stop on the tour. Self-guided within a time limit mention by the tour guide, Stage 48: Script to Screen includes the original set from Central Park in New York City that created the backdrop for the hit television series Friends. Visitors also have the opportunity to fly a broomstick from Harry Potter movies or ride on the batpod flown The Dark Knight by standing next to a green screen.
Classics Made Here
Nostalgia has always represented a large slice of Hollywood, which makes the recently unveiled exhibit Classic Made Here a must visit part of their Warner Brothers Studio Tour itinerary. Located within Stage 48: Script to Screen, Classics Made Here features the famous red carpet that you walk on to view the costumes worn by some of the leading actresses that changed the way Hollywood producers and directors made movies. Costumes worn by legends such as Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Natalie Wood, and Elizabeth Taylor complement the stunning recreation of the Ascot Race scene from My Fair Lady. The costumes of leading men such as James Dean, James Cagney, and Humphrey Bogart also grace the walls of the Classic Made Here exhibit.
Warner Brothers Studio tours run every day of the week at scheduled times between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Tickets for the tours run $65 for adult and $55 for children for online purchases, with window prices raised three dollars across the board. Located at 3400 W Riverside Drive in Burbank, California, Warner Brothers Studio is less than a two-mile drive from Holiday Inn Burbank.