The historic movie lot at Warner Bros. Studios is no amusement park. There is no roller coaster, no dinosaurs to send you down an 80-foot raft plunge. Curious George will never soak your kids or give them a hug. (See Universal for that.) But fans can get a glimpse of real movie and TV productions at work on the sprawling Burbank campus at the studio’s VIP Studio Tour, and examine artifacts from productions dating back to “Casablanca” and up through the “Harry Potter” series.
“We’ve been hearing from people who say it’s the reason they are coming to Los Angeles,” says Danny Kahn, executive director of the tour, of the thousands of visitors who pass through every month. “We obviously have productions going on all over the world, but they think of the studio as the center of the universe for Warner Bros. We have seen international guests that we really haven’t seen before.”