One of the best things about visiting California is the chance to run into some of your favorite celebrities. A wonderful place to do just that would be at one of the studios where actors film their popular movies and TV shows. These studios offer tours to visitors which allow fans to see how their favorite shows and films are created up close. If you are planning a trip to the City of Angels , be sure to check out these top studio tours in L.A.
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood Takes You Inside the Magic of Hollywood
Touring the impressive studio in Burbank, CA provides visitors with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go behind the scenes of some of their favorite shows. Visit the sound stages of shows such as The Big Bang Theory and Friends. You also have the chance to check out exclusive props at the Warner Bros. Museum, where an entire floor is dedicated to the Harry Potter movie franchise. Three tours are available for you to choose from, a studio tour, deluxe tour, and group tour.
Get the VIP Treatment with Adventures by Disney’s Backstage Magic Tour
This 6-day/5-night tour is more like a vacation getaway than a studio tour. Guests you go on the Backstage Magic Tour get to experience a guided trip through Jim Henson Company Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This package which costs $3,029 per adult also includes admission to Disneyland and California Adventure where you even gain access to a tour of Walt Disney’s private apartment.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road on the Sony Pictures Studio Tour
Formerly known as MGM Studios, this walk-through tour lets visitors get an up-close look at the infamous Yellow Brick Road from The Wizard of Oz, Aliens from Men in Black, and many other popular sights. The studio is located in Culver City and free parking is available to all visitors. While you’re there, be sure to stop by a live taping of the long-running game show Wheel of Fortune.
See the Location of Your Favorite Westerns at Paramount Ranch
Paramount Ranch located in Los Angeles was once the filing location for some of Hollywood’s most popular western series. The mock Western Town was used to film Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, M*A*S*H*, and more recently HBO’s Westworld. Admission is free and there are plenty of things to see and do at this studio location. It may even be rented out to those who wish to host events at the ranch, such as reunions and weddings.
See 100 Years of Movie HIstory at the Paramount Studios Tour
There are two tours available at this location, the Studio Tour, and the Paramount Pictures VIP Studio tour. Both provide you with plenty of details about this historic Hollywood location that’s been in business for more than 100 years. The VIP tour includes the price of parking, and allows guests to have exclusive access to Paramount’s archives and their production areas.
Walk Through Memorable Sets During the Universal Studios Hollywood Tour
This tour is so different from all the rest because it is located inside Universal Studios theme park. Board the tram and ride through 13 blocks of Hollywood history. The tour includes access to the park’s King Kong 360 3D attraction, and visit to Wisteria Lane from TV’s Desperate Housewives, and a visit to the infamous Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho.