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Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour event! #OutMyWindow

If someone had told me that I would be walking around some of the same places that movie stars and celebrities do, I never would have believed it.  After all, there’s not a whole bunch of celebrity action happening in small town, Vermont.  When Warner Bros. invited me to attend the #outmywindow event and VIP Studio tour, I was thrilled. It was not only my very first trip to California, it was my very first trip to see where movies are actually filmed. After a very (very) long flight, I arrived at the beautiful Le Montrose Hotel in West Hollywood on Sunday evening.  I hung out and relaxed and tried to adjust to the time change from Vermont to California.

Le Montrose

First thing Monday morning, we all got the chance to visit and chat over some Starbucks coffee and pastries.  I had a great time meeting all of the bloggers that had been invited to the event.  A few of them, I already *knew* online like Yolanda Machado (Sassy Mama in LA), Caryn Bailey (Rockin Mama), Chelsea Skaggs (Some Day I’ll Learn), and Lori Pace (A Day In Motherhood). Everyone was really nice and it was fun getting to know all the bloggers and Warner Bros. reps.

Warner Bros VIP Tour

After coffee, we headed over to the Warner Bros. building to head out on our VIP Tour.   We got to tour some of the buildings that several television programs were filmed at like Pretty Little Liars, Golden Girls, Friends and Shameless just to name a few.  Do you recognize this from Pretty Little Liars?

Pretty Little Liars

Or maybe you recognize the church from Lost Boys? One of my favorite movies!

Church from Lost Boys

We actually got to go inside some of these buildings and check out the sets. It was so interesting to see behind the scenes of the programs we see on television.   I learned that there aren’t really second floors when they shoot the movies, they just adjust things so you think there is a second floor.   We got to see prop rooms for many different programs and everything looked so realistic!  We visited the Warner Bros. museum where we saw actual outfits and props from programs like the The Closer, Matrix and Casablanca.  There was even a whole floor devoted to Harry Potter!  I was able to wear the sorting hat and I was sorted into Hufflepuff!  The kids were sooo jealous when I told them! We weren’t allowed to take photographs in the Warner Bros. Museum but I would have loved to get a picture of me wearing the sorting hat!  We did get to take some photos at the car museum though. Check out Lori Pace and I in front of the General Lee.  Pretty cool right?

Lori & Ellen with General Lee

We even got to check out Central Perk from Friends!

Friends Central Perk

I had a really amazing time at the Warner Bros. VIP Tour and #OutMyWindow event.  If you’re ever in California, I highly recommend you take this tour!  I’ll have more information on OutMyWindow in a few days so stay tuned!  Check out the rest of my photos as well.

Disclosure: Warner Bros. paid for my trip out and back.  I received no compensation for sharing this information.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media.

Comments

  1. This is so cool! Jamie of The Denver Housewife also had the chance to tour WB. I think it’s the same thing you attended! 

  2. I want to wear the sorting hat! Looks like a lot of fun!

  3. I’m so excited you got to do this and love your pics! I’ve only been on the WB lot for a screening and would love the chance to go back for a tour.

  4. wow, that is so awesome! i’m glad you had such a great time :D

  5. How fun! I’d love to tour a movie studio.  Instead I watch Hollywoood Ttreasure ;)

  6. How fun, it looks like you had a great time, you took some nice photo’s too.

  7. I so want to go there. I have been to Universal Studios twice and had a great time. I really want to see Warner Brothers.

  8. Awesome, looks like a fun trip. I would’ve loved seeing Central Perk

  9. Your hotel looks like it was amazing! I would love to have the chance to visit a movie studio! What great memories!

  10. What a wonderful time! This looks amazing and makes me want to look into the VIP tours if we are ever out that way. The hotel looks beautiful too.

  11. How neat. I’ve never been out to CA, but I love the backlot tours they give at Disney in Florida. Thanks for sharing your travels.

  12. That sounds so cool! I’d love to tour the WB Studio sometime.

  13. Vikki Cousin says:

    You had an awesome trip and I am glad you had a lot of fun. I never knew this place existed until you shared your experience.

  14. Well this is another nearby place I need to visit. I live 10 minutes from the NBC studios (Burbank) so I have so excuses. This looks fun and a good time for kids and adults.

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