warner bros studios tour & lakers game

Final full day of our long party in the USA and we intend to end it big! We started with a “movie star day” by going for Warner Bros Studios VIP Tour. Later we wrapped up with a “basketball star night” by watching LA Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers. Now let the pics do the talking!

Welcome to Warner Bros Studios VIP Tour. There were several studio tours offered by different companies. After much research, we figured this one was the best.

Let the tour begin! Similar to yesterday’s tour at Universal Studios Hollywood, visitors were taken around by trams. But this time the trams had no poles, yeay! By the way if you watch Gilmore Girls, that’s Sookie’s house.

Oooh that’s scary. Notice it from anywhere?

Rosewood City Hall in the series Pretty Little Liars. Look on the right, do you see the bushes attached on green metal frame near the two lamp posts? Those are moveable bushes. They are used to block unwanted background. On camera they look like normal patch of greens. 

The gazebo is moveable too. Today it’s in front of the hall. Tomorrow it might be in someone’s backyard.

Workshop where they built the props.

1964 Ford Galaxie used by Agent K in Men in Black 3.

The banner says it all. I don’t think any channel on Astro shows this series.

Aaah.. my favourite movie!

We were showed how the green screen worked and got the chance to pose in it.

Any F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fan here? This one is for you.

I love watching Ellen. When the tour guide told us that each tram could choose two shows for our indoor tour, I quickly shouted “Ellen!” and got my pick! The other one was Big Bang Theory, chosen by a Chinese tourist. Too bad cameras weren’t allowed inside.

Then we went to Warner Bros Museum. The tour guide told us that Harry Potter exhibition was on the upper floor, so I immediately rushed upstairs.

Props for Professor Lupin’s class.

The hat said Gryffindor!

What happened to Hermione?

My cute little Dobby. I cried when you died.

Who could forget this scene!

Then I went down to the lower floor, which was for movie costumes.

Sandra Bullock’s spacesuit in Gravity.

Not sure which Batman movie this was for.

Done with the VIP tour. Thank you Daffy Duck!

There was no metro station near the studio, so we took a taxi and went straight to Walk of Fame. The nice taxi driver reminded us to be careful and watch our bags as there were lots of people there. Yes sir, will do. We spent the afternoon walking along the star-filled sidewalk. It was fun to check out famous spots that I often see on E! channel.

It’s no secret that I’m a proud CSI fan.

We had lunch at a halal fast food restaurant there (I’ll talk about it more in my halal features later), then return to the hotel early to pack our bags and rest, because we were going to spend the night watching Lakers game. When we planned for the trip, we had the choice to either watch Lakers or Josh Groban. Both of us agreed on Lakers so that we could experience something uniquely LA.

Staples Centre, home of LA Lakers.

The boys warming up. Kobe Bryant was out due to injury.

And the games began!

Laker girls strutting their stuff.

It was almost full house.

The boys in action.

Regrouping during the short break.

Final score. Lakers lost by merely 5 points. Ouch. But hey, look how happy the fans are anyway.

Another very happy fan.

It was the best ending we could ever hope for the trip. Never mind if we didn’t get to see Kobe Bryant. Never mind if Lakers lost. Watching the game live at Staples Centre was a dream come true. We returned to the hotel, did some last minute packing and had a good sleep. Flying home tomorrow!

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