The promise of fame and fortune has attracted many Hollywood hopefuls to sunny California since the golden age of classic cinema. Movies from “Gone with the Wind” to “Titanic” have enchanted audiences with iconic fashion, quotes, and stars, and continue to delight new generations. Studio tours are perfect for groups of all ages and can be tailored to fans of Old Hollywood starlets or the latest superhero franchises. Take your group behind the scenes of their favorite movies for an unforgettable cinematic experience.
Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of film industry titan Warner Bros. Studios with studio tours in Burbank. Warner Bros. offers several types of tours, so you can choose one that best fits the interests of your tour guests. Explore studio backlots, dine at Central Perk Café like your favorite “Friends” character, and see props and costumes from fan favorites like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and DC superheroes and villains.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s World-Famous Studio Tour is a high-energy romp. Narrated by video host Jimmy Fallon with commentary from studio guides, the tram ride combines movie-making magic with a behind-the-scenes look at famous movie sets. Encounter King Kong in the world’s largest 3D experience, visit the largest street movie set in Hollywood that was designed with input from Steven Spielberg, and even see part of the set from director Jordan Peele’s latest horror movie.
Explore Hollywood history at the Paramount Pictures Studio Tour in Los Angeles. Since 1912, Paramount has produced hit movies like “The Godfather,” “Forrest Gump,” and “Iron Man” and worked with talented stars like Mae West, Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, and Eddie Murphy. Today, Paramount is the filming site of several hit comedies and dramas, so your group might catch a glimpse of a television star during their studio tour.
In Culver City, visit the Sony Pictures Museum to learn about animation, set design, costuming, and visual effects for your favorite movies. Sony Pictures Studios is located on the old MGM lot and includes many historic sights, including Stage 15, where “The Wizard of Oz” was filmed, and the Crawford Building, which was once a schoolhouse for young stars like Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor.
More Hollywood Fun
• Hike up to the Hollywood Sign and take in panoramic views of Los Angeles.
• Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your group will have a blast taking pictures with their favorite celebrities’ stars.
• After you take the Universal Studios Tour, stay awhile at the park and play on rides and attractions themed around Mario Kart, Harry Potter, Jurassic World, and more.
Main Image: Universal Studios Archway; Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood