|06-13-2012, 01:17 PM||#1|
Studio Tour Information Thread - Warner Bros, Paramount, and Sony
I recently looked up this information while deciding which tours, if any, we would do and thought I would share with the boards. Here are the three main studio tours available in Hollywood/LA.
Studio Tour Information
Warner Bros VIP Tour (IMO, the best, and if you only do one, do this one!)
Tours available every day and is the only tour available on weekends. Monday-Friday, departs every 15 minutes beginning at 8:15 until the last tour at 3:45 (sometimes 4pm is available). Weekend tour hours differ depending on season. Check website for details.
Paramount Pictures - M-F - Departs every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30, last tour at 2:30 - $48
4 1/2 Hour Special "VIP Tour" available for $150 departs at 10 AM each day (not Go Card eligible)
2 Hour Tour
Parking at Windsor Lot A for $7
Arrive 30 mins before
Vistor entrance at Melrose Gate
Located at 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90038
**Personal Opinions about Paramount - Very cool grounds and architecture here. We got to see the folley room where people make all the noise/sound effects for movies. Also, you'll see some interesting things like seeing where Lucille Ball's office was once and other fun historical things (don't want to ruin any surprises!). If you like shows done by Paramount, you'll enjoy seeing where they are filmed too.
Sony Pictures - M-F - Departs every hour beginning at 9:30, last tour at 2:30 - $35
Twilight Tours are offered on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm (not Go Card eligible)
Approx 2 hours - walking tour
The Tour Department is located in the Sony Pictures Plaza in Culver City, just east of the San Diego (405) Freeway and south of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway. We are conveniently located twenty minutes from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, downtown Los Angeles and LAX. Free underground parking is available at the Sony Pictures Plaza building, across from the main gate to the studios. The Tour Department is located in the rear of the SPP lobby by the museum.
**Personal Opinions about Sony: We went on all three tours in June 2012 and were very disappointed by this tour. Most of the tour was "here is a giant warehouse where such and such movie was filmed, and here are the doors to the jeopardy building." We went inside to see Wheel of Fortune, but since it was the off-season, it was just bleachers and an empty set. I could tell people were really not happy with the quality of the tour. I was glad we had already gotten our money's worth and had not paid full ticket price.
Hope this helps anyone interested in the tours. I will add more information as I find it!
(me)... (DH)... (Puppy Otis - brought home 6/11/13!) --- "Your grace is enough for me" ---
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