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Warner Bros. New Hollywood Tour is Kind to Batman, Harry Potter and Friends Fans

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 01, 2015

Warner Bros. New Hollywood Tour is Kind to Batman, Harry Potter and Friends Fans

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The Warner Bros. backlot tour in Hollywood is about to get a facelift, soon featuring Batmobile designs, Harry Potter broom escapades and some Central Perk pizzazz.

The LA Times’ Richard Verrier reports on a tour installation that will open to the public at large on July 16, infusing the already intriguing backlot escapade with some fresh attractions.

Verrier writes, “The new tour features a 25,000-square-foot studio called Stage 48 that includes interactive attractions and displays designed by Burbank-based Thinkwell, which also was behind the Harry Potter tour in Leavesden.”

The studio features more information on the promising “Stage 48” presentation at its website.

There the studio explains, “Among Stage 48’s various interactive elements exclusive to the Studio Tour is the opportunity for guests to re-enact a scene from ‘Friends’ right on the iconic Central Perk set.”

Warner Bros’ Hollywood’s Instagram shows off a sampling of what you might expect:

And it also offered this glimpse of a familiar face on set:

That is indeed James Michael Tyler who played Gunther on “Friends.”

That is hardly all, because the new attraction is dedicated to showing visitors the ins and outs of bringing a Hollywood production to life, which includes set and costume designs.

But when it comes to full geek immersion, there is more than a fictional coffee house where pals wasted the day away.

The website promises that fans can design their very own Batmobiles while at Stage 48, which means we can now bring back the slick lines of Michael Keaton’s enjoyable whip.

Warner Bros’ also boasts that Potter faithful can get on a broomstick and be whisked away thanks to a green screen resting in the near background.

Now Verrier does offer some bad with what is otherwise wonderful news: “The admission price will increase to $62, up from $54. Customers can also order photos and videos for an extra $15 and $35, depending on the package.”

As with any tourist stop in Hollywood, memorabilia and, to a lesser degree, memories will cost you handsomely.

But what do you care? You just brought a Batmobile fit for the world’s greatest detective to life and sat on a couch that magically makes all of life’s worries disappear.

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