Step back into a legendary time on the Sony Pictures Studio tour! This 2-hour guided walking tour will give guests a behind-the-scenes look at a working studio, where movie magic has been made for almost a century.
Tours will swing by historic stages where Dorothy followed the Yellow Brick Road and where Spider-Man battled bad guys. Tours may also visit the homes of smash-hit games shows, “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune,” and only on the Sony tour will you walk under a soaring 94-foot tall rainbow!
- Tours run Monday through Friday
- Standard times are 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
- Additional tour times are added during peak seasons
- Reservations are recommended
- Children age 12 and up are welcome
- Guests under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour
- Free parking beneath Sony Pictures Plaza
While we were in California for vacation, we toured Sony, Warner Bros. and Universal Studios. All three were different experiences, but I thoroughly enjoyed our Sony tour. As opposed to the other two, Sony is a complete walking tour, which I liked because you could stop and look in the individual studios rather than riding by on a tram. Our guide, Keith "Coogan" Mitchell was excellent. I wished I'd realized who he was before we left because I liked his movies back in the '80s (Adventures in Babysitting, Toy Soldiers, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead). Obviously he knew a lot about the industry and was very informative. My favorite part of the tour was visiting the set of The Goldberg's. We love that show and it was so cool to actually walk through their "home" where it's filmed. We had the LA Go Card to visit a variety of places around L.A. and we had no issues using it for this tour. We even called ahead and scheduled our visit, which I suggest doing. Great studio tour and I highly recommend it to anyone. Full Review
When I visited LA, I bought the LA Go Pass which allowed me to go to a bunch of LA tourist things, including this studio tour and the WB Studio tour. It may have included another one, but I didn't get to it. I enjoyed this studio tour the best, because it was extremely laid back. I went on a weekday morning in January, and it was just me, my husband, another guy, and our tour guide. Full Review