After a 15-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Warner Bros. Studios from Burbank have announced that they will once again welcome guests for their studio tour starting Saturday, June 26.
The tour will continue to highlight 100 years of television and film history and take visitors through a myriad of props and sets, including a stop at interactive stage 48, which shows how ideas move from screenplay to the screen. Tours will start on weekends only from June 26 to July 11 (as well as July 5). After July 15, the tour will run from Thursday to Monday with departures every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and cost $ 49 for adults and $ 59 for children ages 5-10 to wbstudiotour.com.
During the pandemic, Warner Bros. added several new features to the tour including a brand new Visitor Center. There is a “Storytelling Showcase” which recaps the evolution of the business and “Action and Magic Made Here”, a new grand finale experience featuring the DC Universe and the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series. They also revamped the Warner Bros Studio Store, which will now be open to the public without purchasing a Studio Tour ticket.
Throughout the guided tour, guests can immerse themselves in settings such as Central Perk from “Friends” and Sheldon’s apartment from “The Big Bang Theory” inside Studio 48.
DC fans can navigate the new Batcave which features the Batmobile from the original “Batman” by Tim Burton, the Tumbler from “The Dark Knight” and the Batwing from “Batman v. Superman”. Other fun photo ops include Hestia’s Lasso from “Wonder Woman 1984”, Jared Leto’s Joker and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn costumes from “Suicide Squad”, Poison Ivy outside the gates of Arkham Asylum featured in Joel Schumacher’s “Batman and Robin” and more of Zack Snyder’s “Aquaman,” “Superman” and “Justice League”.
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour will follow all municipal, state and federal CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For now, social distancing and masks are mandatory. Touring carts will also operate at reduced capacity; they implemented cashless payments only and improved cleaning measures that include disinfection of all high touch points and visit carts. For the latest information, visit wbstudiotour.com.