When I was in Los Angeles a few months back, I went to Burbank and went on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. Here are a few of the pics.
The entrance area is filled with information and the history of Warner Bros.
It was interesting to see all of the photos and read about them.
Warner Bros. was founded in 1923 by four brothers, Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack Warner.
The company established itself as a leader in the American film industry before diversifying into animation, television, and video games.
Warner Bros. is one of the “Big Five” major American film studios, as well as a member of the Motion Picture Association.
After leaving the entrance area, there is a waiting room until the tour begins.
Once seated in an auditorium, there is a brief video presentation that was very entertaining.
The clips were from the Warner Bros. history and quite good.
Once on the tram, the actual tour began. It was drizzling on this day and Warner Bros. offered everyone a free rain poncho.
The tour guide would stop periodically and give information about whatever locale we were at.
The tram also had videos to watch. Very cool.
The studio lot has many buildings and a large area to use as sets for productions.
There were several more tours going on during the one I was on.
The trams were everywhere.
It was hard to get a shot without a tram being in it.
Touring the stage where The Big Bang Theory was shot was cool. No pics allowed while inside.
A Big Bang Theory highlight was ahead for me and it was great.
Most people will recognize this couch from Friends.
It is made of fiberglass to withstand the elements. Many get their photo taken on the couch.
It is a pretty cool view. Notice the tram?
Next, we got off of the tram and went into Stage 48 for a look.
More history with displays, photos and info.
Everything was well set up and looked great.
Lots to see and take in.
This was a cool display of these famous dresses.
The elevator set from The Big Bang Theory.
The living room of Sheldon and Leonard.
The university cafeteria. These are not the real sets but just displays. The real sets were back in The Big Bang Theory stage. This was in the Stage 48 area, which was more for tourists.
You could make a video of yourself riding a broom from Harry Potter or the Batpod motorcycle.
There was a refreshment area.
And a gift shop.
After Stage 48, we hopped on another tram and went back to the main building again where the tour had begun.
This is a great entrance. I had to wait several minutes for all of the people to get out of my shot.
A world-famous logo. When I see this logo, I always think of Bugs Bunny, Looney Tunes and cereal on a Saturday morning while watching cartoons.
A Batman display with some of his villains.
The latest Bat-mobile.
Another cool display.
A man and his capes.
This was an awesome room to enter.
Many great photo ops.
A Game of Thrones display.
An original Wonder Woman outfit.
A Harry Potter area.
These sets were quite elaborate.
It was cool to see all of these different areas made famous from the movies.
This is a fantastic room. Most people would love to have this as part of their homes. I know I would.
Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.
This display was at the end of the tour.
The tour ended with a walk through the gift shop.
Lots to choose from.
The store was amazing.
A Supergirl display in the store.
After exiting the store, you would find yourself where you began your visit.
The tour was fun and I’d suggest it to anyone that is in the L.A. area.
Well worth the money and time.
I’m a fan of Warner Bros.
Many people take this tour each year. And they can handle 6,000 visitors a day.
On a Friends set.
With the couch.
In Sheldon’s spot.
With the Batpod motorcycle.
Overall, the tour was fun, entertaining and educational. A must-see when in the Hollywood area.
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