Last year Wendy and I headed up to Burbank a few days after Christmas for lunch at Lorelai’s house as part of the Warner Bros. Studio tour. Our love for Gilmore Girls has been well-documented here, and we knew we couldn’t miss this opportunity. This was a limited engagement and they’ve just announced they’re bringing it back for this year starting on December 21, 2019 and ending on January 5, 2020!
The Gilmore Girls experience is included as part of the Studio Tour, Classics Made Here Tour, and Deluxe Tour and includes other stops along the way. You can not purchase tickets just for the Gilmore Girls portion of the tour. We opted for the Studio Tour where we drove down Wisteria Lane, tried on the sorting hat, accepted our Oscar, had coffee at Central Perk and waited patiently for what we were really there for!
There’s also quite a bit of DC Superhero content, which we admit to not being particularly intrigued by.
We are delighted to see that this year they’ve added photo stops in front of Luke’s Diner and Stars Hollow High School as part of the experience. While we did get to see Luke’s Diner, it had been stripped of anything identifying it as such.
While we were there we posed in front of Lorelai’s house, the iconic Stars Hollow sign, and of course, perched on the steps of the town gazebo.
The Gilmore Girls Holiday experience is touted as lunch at Lorelai’s house and is the last stop on the self-guided part of the tour. Lunch isn’t included, but of course, we had to fuel up for the drive home. While there were holiday offerings on the menu, we opted for burgers and sodas. (We admit, we were let down by the soda, bottled soda being our last choice in soda delivery vessels, if we’re being totally transparent here.)
It looks like this year they’re also serving Pop Tarts, so that’s something to look forward to!