(Updated July 21, 2015)
With summer officially underway, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is introducing a major expansion to the studio’s popular tour on Thursday, July 16, anchored by the addition of the brand new feature Stage 48: Script to Screen.
“These new enhancements will allow our guests to go even further behind-the-scenes of the production world and enjoy an insider’s view of Hollywood in a fun, interactive way,” says Danny Kahn, Executive Director of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. “Stage 48: Script to Screen brings a completely new dimension to the Studio Tour and offers guests an opportunity to see how their favorite movies and TV shows were made–right on the studio lot where so many of them were created.”
Among Stage 48’s various interactive elements exclusive to the Studio Tour is the opportunity for guests to re-enact a scene from Friends right on the iconic Central Perk set. Guests will also be able to design their own Batmobiles and movie costumes while in the pre-production section. They will even enjoy “flying” on Harry’s broomstick at the photo opportunity, which employs the same green screen technology used in the Harry Potter movie productions.
Additionally, the Studio Tour will feature newly enhanced elements throughout the experience, including specially recorded messages from the stars of 2 Broke Girls, Pretty Little Liars, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, as well as new video montages highlighting the movies and television shows filmed over the years on the studio’s backlot sets.
Along the way, tour guests explore the famous backlot locations used in some of the world’s most popular movies and television series, including "Best Picture" Oscar winners Argo and Million Dollar Baby and the wildly successful Pretty Little Liars television series, and visit working soundstages for an insider’s peek at Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment from The Big Bang Theory or The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s set.
With all these new additions, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood gives guests a behind-the-scenes experience like never before as they explore the sets, soundstages, and iconic locations on Warner Bros.’ legendary studio lot. Knowledgeable tour guides lead intimate groups on an unrivaled journey behind the camera, sharing stories and moviemaking secrets with guests along the way.