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great tour guide, excellent knowledge and an iconic setting. this trip is well worth doing, lots of photo opportunities on your favourite shows a1.
Getting through security at Warner Bros. is quite an ordeal. Once that's over, you're brought onto the lot itself. We saw the set of "Ellen" plus the backstage area and her parking space, along with the set of "Friends" and "The Big Bang Theory".
There are some restrictions on where cameras are allowed, though, so don't expect to take pictures inside a building.
You'll also visit a costume museum where you can see outfits worn by Ben Affleck, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, among others.
This tour is worth doing, not only because of what you see, but also because of all the "insider" activity on the lot.
I have recommended this tour to many of my friends and collegues. For people who have done the Universal tram tour this is similar, but WAY better! Very interactive. Awesome to see behind the scenes.
The drivers were all very helpful, and they even dropped us at the farmer's market on the return.
The only downside is that you have to change buses at the Chinese Theatre which takes up so much time
The tour was excellent providing a good insight into L.A. - It showed us the Hollywood Bowl and explained the natural acoustics of the canyon, it explained and took us to the Miracle Mile and what a fascinating biological find that is and how individualised is LA because of it, Took us to Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills and
Farmer's Market and showed us the first settlers home and the strong Spanish Indian feeling of LA and its beginnings.
It was a very interesting and fun Tour once you get to Warner Bros. Starline Tours were fine at picking me up at the hotel, but then taken to down town LA to collect a ticket to get back on a bus to be taken within minutes of my hotel.
The tour guide was very knowledgable and it was something he enjoyed doing. We travelled around the lot on little buggies and were allowed to take photos in most locations. There were some placed that were restricted due to filming in progress and because they were current shows, photography was not allowed and in fact, cameras were locked away! Understandably.
Having done the Universal VIP Tour the day before I was able to make a good comparison between the two - Warner Bros VIP Tour gives the feeling on being on a real working active film studio and that was the feeling you got. Also, there was a real feeling of history, when driving my the sound stages and seeing the iconic films and shows that were filmed there over the 90 years of filming on that site.
A great experience.
Only to be tinged with frustration by Starline Tours, who didn't provide a good service. We were constantly told that we needed to be at the departure point on time, which slightly restricted the time on the Warner Bros store. Having done what were were told, we were delayed by 20minutes because the driver did not know that some of group had not arrived for the tour but were told by people on the tour that they were not there, insisted in waiting for them. This delay made for upset on the coach, as a group of Australian tourists were on a very tight schedule.
The tour of Warner Bros itself was excellent. Informative guide. We saw a lot in the time given. Downside was all the waiting around in downtown Hollywood waiting for transport to get us there. The coach did not leave when it was scheduled and so we had less time at the studios.
A fantastic studio tour. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The tour guide tailored the tour based on his groups interests. (10 people per group once you get to WB) We got a comprehensive tour with excellent commentary. The tourgroup (starline tours) were brilliant as well. We were picked up from our hotel at the stated time. The down side was that it took 2 hours to get from our hotel to the depot in Hollywood. From here its not far to WB,
Very interesting and fun tour. Make sure you book ahead of time as it gets sold out quickly.
Great trip. Our tour guide at Warner Bros was excellent. Both teenage kids with us really enjoyed it. The only disappointment of the day was that we paired this trip up 'Stars Homes Tour' which was pathetic. There was no current stars homes highlighted only people we had never heard of or previous owners, very disappointing and a complete waste of time!!!
Fantastic tour, lots of information on Hart of Dixie and True Blood.
I would definitely recommend this tour, the tour guides give you endless amounts of facts and information and if you're lucky you might see a celebrity or two. We got to walk on sets of our favorite Warner Bros tv series and movies and even see the coffee shop from friends. I can see myself doing this tour again whenever I return back to Los Angeles.