I absolutely love Universal Studios Hollywood. Is anyone else with me on this? I mean, who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts! My absolute favorite part of the park is the studio tour of the back lot. First of all, it’s like going on an hour long ride! Who wouldn’t want to do that? You get to experience really cool aspects of movie making like how a flash flood can magically appear on an otherwise perfectly sunny day in California.
This is just one of the blocks of building facades. Can you recognize any of these famous storefronts?
Check out this plane wreck from Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. A Boeing 747 was brought in for just 3 days of filming!
Universal Studios is awesome, but did you know there are also other studio tours that you can go on in Los Angeles?
Attention all Harry Potter fans! Head over to Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank where an entire floor is dedicated as a Harry Potter museum. Check out scenes from La La Land, costumes from Pretty Little Liars, and the Batcave which is basically a garage for Batmobiles. You will also visit back lots, sound stages, and one of the world’s largest prop departments. The tour is constantly changing depending on what is in production, so be sure to check the WB Studio Tour website for updates by visiting www.wbstudiotour.com
Most recently I visited Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA because I am a huge fan of Breaking Bad. Along with props from the show, I had a chance to get up close and personal with Walter White’s RV. In addition, I got to sit in Seinfeld’s kitchen, scope out the set of Wheel of Fortune, and visit Studio 15 that was once home to Munchkinland. If you are a fan of Meet the Goldberg’s, definitely go on this 2-hour walking tour because they are currently in production. You will get to check out the latest sets and might see cast members on the lot. Book your Sony Pictures Studio Tour by visiting www.sonypicturesstudiotours.com
Another tour worth checking out is Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, CA. There are three different tour options to choose from, including a nighttime tour which takes you in hidden passages and mysterious alleys. Oh, and you also get champagne and flashlights! Pretty cool, right? Paramount is historic and is the only major movie studio left in the heart of Hollywood. Check out the different Paramount tours at www.paramountstudiotour.com