Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is back—and bigger and better than ever—giving guests the unique opportunity to get up close and personal to the entertainment world, exclusive merchandise, and a one-of-a-kind experience where Hollywood history, TV and movies, and the DC Universe and Wizarding World come to life!
What’s good Gab was invited to “star” as a guest at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood—and we had an entertaining and epic experience going “behind-the-scenes” and being a part of Hollywood’s “lights, camera, action”…and magic. Without giving away too many details, here are a few highlights that will sweep you off your feet…
Discover the fascinating world of Warner Bros and Hollywood history as you walk through the studio’s cinema origins in 1923 through its nearly 100-year journey to become one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world. See iconic film, TV and animation titles that created classic and contemporary movie magic as well as Jack Warner’s personal effects—and be sure to get that insta-worthy selfie in front of the replica of WB’s iconic water tower.
You are in for a “reel” good time along a tram to explore the backlot, sets, stages, and working studios with a tour guide that will serve up wit and wisdom on the shows and movies at Warner Bros. including, My Fair Lady, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Friends, The Ellen Show, The Big Bang Theory, Lalaland, Aquaman, All American, and the most recent Space Jam: A New Legacy featuring LeBron James to name a few.
A highlight of the backlot tour is the Friends fountain—that’s right, you will come face-to-face with the famous fountain from the opening scene, so gather ‘round with your “friends” and family to snap a shot dancing around the fountain to create your own memorable moment! Another surprise is getting to visit Stages 1, 2, and 3 where the Ellen Degeneres Show is filmed, where you can grab a seat in the famous audience section as well as take a closer look at Ellen’s famous stage and set.
Stage 48: Script to Screen
Stage 48 is where you will get an up-close look at the famous TV shows and movies you have grown to love—and take those covet-worthy IG snaps and selfies. Sit down and raise a coffee cup on the couch in the Central Perk set from Friends, shout out “bazinga” while posing for a pic in Sheldon’s apartment set from The Big Bang Theory, and get in front of the green screen to see how movie magic happens in the Harry Potter and Batman films.
Don’t forget to grab a bite at the WB’s Central Perk Café, where you can take a break, eat and explore this amazing café filled with “Friends” paraphernalia and backdrops that will make you feel right at home with the beloved TV sitcom.
Action and Magic Made Here
Experience action and adventure in the new and highly notable Action and Magic Made Here interactive installation. Get exclusive access to the DC Universe and Wizarding World where you will come face-to-face with your favorite superheroes and their incredible costumes, get up close to Batman’s larger-than- life rides, enter the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter and learn about the magical creatures from Fantastic Beasts.
Delve into the DC Universe and see Jared Leto’s Joker and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn costumes from Suicide Squad along with Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze in front of the actual Arkham Asylum gates as well as Batman, Aquaman, Superman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Be struck with wonder and awe at Wonder Woman 1984’s lineup of comically-cool 80’s costumes—and be sure to snap that incredible Insta-shot posing in front of the Lasso of Hestia, insider-tip: be sure to hold the lasso for an out-of-this-world surprise!
Check out the all-new Batcave and get your adrenaline going as you see the authentic Batmobile from Tim Burton’s original Batman, the Tumbler from The Dark Knight, and the Batwing from Batman v. Superman.
Next up, explore recreated sets from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts where you can snap an unforgettable photo inside Harry’s cupboard under the stairs at 4 Privet Drive or be surrounded by Hogwarts acceptance letters at the Dursleys’ fireplace.
Try your hands in the magical art of potion-making or test your wand choreography skills—and best of all, take part in the new Sorting Ceremony in the Great Hall recreated set where you will hear the Sorting Hat call out your true Hogwarts house when placed above your head, insider-tip: be sure to download the Harry Potter Fan Club mobile app for a more magical and interactive experience.
Learn more about the magical creatures from Fantastic Beasts in Newt Scamander’s Shed of Magical Creatures—and don’t forget to be a part of the magic yourself, as you may magically appear in Newt’s suitcase!
Overall, we at What’s good Gab had a full fun-filled day at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood where we experienced movie magic and action, with a surprise at every corner! The Backlot Tour was a blast where we got to explore Warner Bros. with a guide that walked us through famous streets, shared Hollywood anecdotes, and even gave the scoop on what’s currently filming. Stage 48 was a unique experience where we got to hang out and take #instagood poses at the actual Friends and The Big Bang Theory sets. And the WB Studio Tour Hollywood ended with a grand finale, at Action and Magic Made Here we truly felt transported into another world—and another universe—where we were at the center of all the action, magic and adventure!
The WB Studio Tour Hollywood is open 5 days a week from Thursday to Monday, and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tours will depart from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with departures every 30 minutes. Tickets are available online for $69 for adults (ages 11 and up) and $59 for children ages 5 to 10 at wbstudiotour.com (advanced reservations required). Southern California residents are eligible for a special rate of $57 weekdays only, through September 30, 2021.