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The Portal of Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation is a beautiful 75-foot tall marble memorial, located on the eastern edge of the Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery. In 1924, the structure was opened to be an entrance to the cemetery and was used in concerts. When the airport opened an idea was created that to dedicate the Portal to aviation. In 1953, the Portal became a shrine to honor those who worked in aviation.

The Burbank City Hall is historical and beautiful building that houses the local government. It was built between 1941 and 1943 in a Modernist style. Inside City Hall there are 20 types of marbles and 2 murals created by Hugo Ballin. When you enter City hall's lobby you can see a large mural that honors Burbank's past with pictures of the entertainment industry and airplanes.

This is where the Walt Disney Company has been working its magic since 1923. Relocated from its original studio at Silver Lake, the Burbank studio was established after the monumental success of the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The international headquarters of this iconic company, this state-of-the-art facility offers its services in the fields of film production, music publishing, stage production, distribution, and marketing. The site spans over 51 acres (21 hectares) and features notable structures like the Michael D. Eisner Building, Disney Legends Plaza, and the Frank G. Wells Building, among others. There is also a provision at the Main Theater to showcase first-run Disney movies for special guests. A colossal landmark on 500 South Buena Vista Street, the studio is unfortunately not open to the public, but hoists gigantic head constructions of Mickey Mouse and the Seven Dwarves over its steep red-bricked walls for passers-by to savor.

One of the most noted places in the world, the Warner Brothers Studio has played home to some of the entertainment worlds most famous comedy and drama series. The studio has numerous sets for various scenes all of which have excellent facilities, props and sound and light systems. On location here are also craft and set shops where patrons can purchase memorabilia. There is a tour of the entire studio which takes guests on a journey into the entertainment world with guides who are well versed with the place.

Children will go crazy over the zany colorful building of the Nickelodeon Animation Studios. The roof is decorated with famous Nickelodeon cartoon characters and plastic green "slime." The Nickelodeon Animation Studio is responsible for producing some of your favorite cartoons, including SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Unfortunately the studio is not open to the public, but it's a perfect place to take a family picture.

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