If the excitement and glamour surrounding this week’s Academy Awards have you yearning for a star-studded getaway, check out Hollywood CityPASS. Travelers using CityPASS save 46 percent off combined admission to Hollywood’s marquee attractions: Starline Movie Stars’ Homes Tour; Madame Tussauds Hollywood; Red Line Tours’ “Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes,” a guided excursion to famous film locations, classic movie palaces, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more; and a choice between a guided tour of the Kodak Theatre*, home of the Oscars, or The Hollywood Museum.
Like the city itself, Hollywood CityPASS celebrates Tinseltown’s glitzy, kitschy appeal, inviting visitors to dive in and indulge their every starstruck fantasy: scour the Walk of Fame for remembrances of beloved entertainers; fit their hands inside the prints left by Hollywood legends outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre; or pop into Madame Tussauds to pose for photos with likenesses of their favorite celebrities.
Among the recently installed figures are Patrick Swayze, immortalized as his character, Johnny Castle, from the film Dirty Dancing; Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean; and Lady Gaga, dressed in the lace body stocking and face mask that she wore to The Brit Awards 2010. And additional figures will debut this year, including Justin Bieber (March) and Betty White (June).
Also new in 2012 are Red Line Tours’ commemorative “icons of Hollywood” tickets, a series of three collectible tickets for the Hollywood “Behind-the-Scenes” tour. Designed by artist Andre Miripolsky, the tickets feature such landmarks as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl and the Capitol Records Building. CityPASS users will receive their commemorative tickets after presenting their CityPASS ticket booklet at the Red Line Tours Center adjacent to the Egyptian Theatre.
For 15 years, CityPASS has been the premier product for travelers who want to visit a destination’s top attractions while enjoying savings of up to 50 percent. CityPASS is also available for New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto.
*To accommodate the Academy Awards, the Kodak Theatre will be closed for tours Feb. 5-March 3.