When it reopens on June 26, 2021, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood at the world-famous movie lot in Burbank, Calif. will offer fans new ways to experience some of their favorite television and movie franchises.
Already a Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice award recipient and recognized as one of the Top 25 Attractions in the United States, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour is now more fun than ever with the “Storytelling Showcase,” and a new interactive grand finale, “Action and Magic Made Here.”
“Entertainment is about connecting with fans, and we are thrilled to welcome guests back to the tour after a more than 15-month hiatus,” said Warner Bros. Studio Tour VP and General Manager Danny Kahn. “Our new experiences will take guests on a journey through our history, how we bring stories to life and celebrate the DC Universe and Wizarding World.”
The new “Storytelling Showcase” allows guests to discover the world of Warner Bros. film, TV, and animation titles, as well as the technological innovations created through its nearly 100-year history. Guests can even take a selfie with a replica of the studio’s iconic water tower as they walk along an aerial view of the sprawling studio lot.
After guests tour the working studio with an expert tour guide, they will arrive at Stage 48: Script to Screen (the tour’s interactive sound stage), where they can immerse themselves in movie technology — not to mention hang out in the Central Perk set from “Friends” and Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment set from “The Big Bang Theory.” They can also grab a coffee at a real-life Central Perk Café.
From Stage 48, guests head to the “Action and Magic Made Here” grand finale, where they’ll experience the DC Universe filled with Super Heroes and Super-Villains and learn some of the magical secrets of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films with all-new interactive experiences, props, costumes, and memorable photo opportunities.
DC fans won’t want to miss the chance to enter Batman’s secret lair and explore the all-new Batcave, where they can see the authentic Batmobile from Tim Burton’s original “Batman” (1989), the Tumbler from “The Dark Knight” (2008), and the Batwing from “Batman v. Superman” (2016). New photo-ops include the Lasso of Hestia from “Wonder Woman 1984” (2020), costumes worn by Jared Leto and Margot Robbie as Joker and Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad” (2016), and the actual Arkham Asylum gates featured in Joel Schumacher’s “Batman and Robin” (1997). Plus, fans will see props and costumes from “Aquaman” (2018) and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021).
Aspiring witches and wizards will find themselves magically transported to recreated sets from the Wizarding World. Here, they can try their hand at potion-making, snap a photo inside Harry’s cupboard under the stairs at 4 Privet Drive, be surrounded by magical Hogwarts acceptance letters at the Dursleys’ fireplace, test their wand choreography skills, and learn about magical creatures in Newt Scamander’s Shed of Magical Creatures. Last but certainly not least, a new Sorting Ceremony will make sure everyone is sorted into the proper Hogwarts House in the Great Hall recreated set.
At the end of the tour, guests will visit a display of iconic treasures from Warner Bros.’ most beloved films and TV shows in the “Celebration of Awards Season.” This new exhibit spotlights iconic props and costumes from the studio’s collection, including the jersey worn by the late Chadwick Boseman to portray Jackie Robinson in “42” (2013), a detailed miniature blimp from Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” (1982), and the trombone Robert Preston played as Professor Harold Hill in the 1962 musical “The Music Man.”
A brand-new Warner Bros. Studio Store in The Welcome Center offers the only in-person shopping experience with exclusive merchandise from Warner Bros. films and TV shows. In the Personalization Area, fans can choose options that include engraving their name on a wand or replica award. Later this year, guests will also be able to access merchandise from the studio store online.
The Studio Tour will be open on weekends from June 26 through July 11, 2021, with tours also being offered on July 5. Beginning July 15, the Studio Tour will operate five days a week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and advanced reservations are required.
Tickets are $69 for adults (ages 11 and up) and $59 for children (ages 5-10). A special rate of $57 is available for Southern California residents through Sept. 30, 2021 (weekdays only).
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