From sailboats to studio tours, read on for unique team activities in the City of Angels.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. The studio’s popular tour is anchored by the addition of a brand new feature, Stage 48: Script to Screen, which offers guests an opportunity to see how their favorite movies and TV shows were made – right on the studio lot where many of them were created. Stage 48: Script to Screen offers guests the unique opportunity to explore the full film and television production process. Among Stage 48’s various interactive elements - exclusive to the Studio Tour - is the opportunity for guests to re-enact a scene from Friends on the iconic Central Perk set. Guests will also be able to design their own Batmobiles and movie costumes in the pre-production section. Guests will enjoy “flying” on Harry Potter’s broomstick at the photo opportunity, which employs the same green screen technology used in the Harry Potter movie productions. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood gives guests a behind-the-scenes experience like never before as they explore the sets, soundstages, and iconic locations on Warner Bros.’ legendary studio lot. Knowledgeable tour guides lead intimate groups on an unrivaled journey behind the camera, sharing stories and moviemaking secrets with guests along the way. Learn more here.
Bikes and Hikes LA
Create a memorable team building experience and hit the calm waters of Marina del Rey with a special sailing trip from Bikes and Hikes LA. With a number of roles on a boat, from steering to grinding and balance, this unique activity offers an ideal setting for fostering team cooperation and communication. Sailing enhances problem solving skills, improves communication, clearly defines roles and responsibilities and improves productivity, among several other team attributes. To top it off, pop a bottle of bubbly while celebrating and reflecting on the successful journey. Learn more here.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Elevate teambuilding activities to new heights with an unforgettable, only-in-L.A. experience at Universal Studios HollywoodSM. The new creative Rock Star program takes groups on stage, and behind the microphone, to produce their very own music videos at a real working studio. Here are the details: groups are divided into teams and are randomly provided a well-known song. The teams are then tasked with writing their own lyrics to each song based on specific (and relevant) parameters; such as a company’s theme, employee names, key phrases or specific words. From there, the teams will rehearse and record their rendition in a recording station. But what musical hit is complete without a music video? Each team is given a call time to record a concert video while lip-synching to their song. Wigs, costumes, musical instruments (real or inflatable) are all provided while a pro videographer captures the group rocking out. Videos are then professionally edited for the next day – groups can create a viewing party or award show event, with optional MCs or “celebrity judges” (impersonators/comedians) to take the experience full circle. Learn more here.
Relive history and the magic of flying onboard a luxurious Pan Am 747 with the Pan Am Experience only at Air Hollywood. A unique experience for groups, the Pan Am Experience begins at Air Hollywood’s First & Clipper class check-in desk where a Pan Am customer service agent provides each passenger with a 70’s style boarding pass, ticket jacket and first class carry-on tags. After mingling at the Clipper bar, board “Clipper Juan T. Trippe,” a dedication to the pioneering airline’s first Boeing 747 and spring back to the groovy 1970s. Each cabin’s interiors have been uniquely restored to Pan Am’s original cabin décor and branding elements.
Next, take a seat in plush Sleeperettes for a truly memorable dining event. It’s all in the details as exquisite service, menu offerings, china and glassware deliver the authentic era of Pan Am. Enjoy a delectable, gourmet four-course meal with appetizers like shrimp cocktail or tomato and mozzarella drizzled with a pesto glaze. For the main course, a choice of Chateaubriand carved from the trolley, or Roasted Chicken with Peppercorn sauce is offered alongside garden fresh vegetables and roasted potatoes. Final touches include a fine selection of fruit, cheese & biscuits accompanied by port wine, and a dessert cart with a large selection of aperitifs.
After dinner, sit back and relax with a cocktail while enjoying period-specific video selections. At the end of the “flight,” tour film sets at Air Hollywood including the original cockpit from cult classic Airplane! as well as sets and props used in major movies such as The Wolf of Wall Street, and the hit television show Lost. For more information, visit Air Hollywood.
Feet First EVENTertainment
Feet First EVENTertainment, the leading provider of California team building activities, offers a wide variety of exciting events that can help boost team morale and creativity. If you're looking for an activity with an L.A. twist, they've got you covered! Feet First EVENTertainment offers programs where your team can write, shoot and star in their own commercials, movie previews or even music videos. Teams will be lead by a Feet First Eventertainment facilitators and will get to work with a professional camera, boom microphone, clapboard, costumes, props, cue cards, everything necessary to make movie magic. Once all the footage is shot, teams will be provided with a professionally edited video to enjoy. Learn more here.
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