Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

Are there any tours of George Lucas's production company?

Are there any tours of George Lucas's production company?

Mar 24th, 2004, 04:25 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,080
Are there any tours of George Lucas's production company?

Are there any tours available of Industrial Light and Magic special effects production company? I beleive Skywalker Ranch is a private residence, but I was wondering if something might be available like a "studio tour" at "the shop."
THanks in advance for any leads.
Dreamer2 is offline  
Mar 24th, 2004, 06:18 AM
  #2  
kkj
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 300
Have you tried contacting them directly to see if they offer tours?
kkj is offline  
Mar 24th, 2004, 06:52 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,080
The Lucas Film employment website seems to say they do not exist due to proprietary nature of the business. Just thought we might be looking in the wrong place... maybe there is some sort of studio tour in LA under a different name? My 13-year-old son would love to see where the magic happens; Lucas is his idol!

Dreamer2 is offline  
Mar 24th, 2004, 09:34 AM
  #4  
tcl
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 161
I was always under the assumption the work at Industrial Lights and Magic is "top secret" (especially now since they're working on the next Star Wars movie) so I really doubt they would have tours.

As for studio tours in LA, they would be more general movie set tours rather than one geared towards ILM productions.
tcl is offline  
Mar 24th, 2004, 09:43 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,873
No - you need badges to even get on the grounds . . . .

Once in a while groups of animation students or other specialists are granted access, but tourists -- no.
janis is offline  
Mar 24th, 2004, 09:57 AM
  #6  
E
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,356
Sorry you can't have a tour, but if you'd like a good peek, Architectural Digest featured Skywalker on its cover and in a multi-page layout a few months ago. Next best thing, maybe?
E is offline  
Mar 24th, 2004, 10:24 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,080
Thanks for the confirmations, everyone! And thanks for the magazine tip, too!
Dreamer2 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
grantop
Europe
9
Jul 14th, 2012 01:32 PM
mweiner
Africa & the Middle East
5
Mar 23rd, 2010 05:43 PM
MiamiBeachMomma
United States
9
Jan 12th, 2009 03:25 PM
Simone
Europe
5
Mar 28th, 2006 03:36 PM
missk
United States
4
May 1st, 2005 05:04 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:11 PM.