Warner Bros.’ guided tram tour zips through the studio’s sizeable footprint—110 acres on the Valley-side of the Hollywood Hills—with about a dozen other passengers onboard. It’s an encyclopedic tour of all types of filming locations, with a journey through the backlot’s city stand-ins, recognizable residential square and a jungle lagoon, as well as a stop on both single- and multi-camera sets. There’s a museum-like presentation of picture cars, props and lighting throughout the various warehouses; in fact, there’s an actual museum midway through the tour as well as a behind-the-scenes look at production techniques in the interactive Stage 48: Script to Screen. Though you’ll spend some time simply navigating the sprawling grid of soundstages, you’ll still find plenty of memorable photo ops: a seat on the couch at Friends’ Central Perk, an opportunity to mount a Harry Potter broomstick and the chance to come face to face with almost every Batmobile imaginable.
For fans of: Ellen, Conan, The Big Bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars, Friends, Harry Potter, Batman, Looney Tunes
You won’t find anywhere else: A dedicated studio museum, and by far the most to see on any studio tour.
Tip: Buckle in if you plan on leaning out the side of the tram for photos—you don’t want to become an involuntary stuntman.
Length: 3 hours
Price: Adults $65; Kids (ages 8-12) $55