20.01.2012 - 20.01.2012
This morning we braved the LA traffic and drove up to Warner Bros for a studio tour. It's quite a way from Marina del Rey - right up past Hollywood and onto the hills. The GPS said 35 mins so We added on a bit more time and away we went. Well over an hour later we got there - the LA traffic is unbelievable, even at what we would have thought were off peak times. Fortunately we managed to get on a later tour and we spent the next 2 1/2 hours seeing heaps of props,costumes and locations for numerous movies and TV shows that are filmed up there. They have done most of the Harry Potter films so there is a big costume and prop exhibition just on that alone, they have a set of the "friends" coffee shop permanently there even though they stopped filming years ago and we all got a walk around the huge "Ellen" talk show set and back stage. We were driven around in a 12 seater golf buggy by a tour guide who knew everything about every Warner production ever!! A great day and we actually coped really well with the drive back later today - we made it back in less than an hour!