Thursday, August 21, 2008

Studio Tour at the Universal Studios Hollywood

The Studio Tour, the most famous attraction inside Universal Studios Hollywood offers a behind the scenes tour of their studios, stages and sets, some of which are still used to shoot and film television shows and movie films.

The studios are actually comprised of different buildings located in an area called backlot that is closed to the public.

In the tour, you will be seated in a tram which will stop and show you things along the way but you will not be allowed to leave the vehicle.

We passed by The Mystery Machine, used in the Scooby Doo movies.

Sound Stage 27

We happen to pass by an actual shooting on the way. Perhaps it is for a commercial according to our guide.

The Collapsing Bridge

We were shown some cars used in different movies. These are those that were used for the Back to the Future movies

Cars used for the movies The Fast and the Furious

We were also led to a section which shows how effects on the cars were made in the film The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift

We were also shown a Flash Flood set used in some movies like Big Fat Liar.

Facade sets.

King Kong experience, showing effects such as fire, groundshaking and of course, King Kong himself. Unfortunatetly this burned last June 1, 2008 and will be replaced by a different attraction.

King Kong Sea

Other sets

Earthquake simulation

Other sets

Set used in the movie JAWS

We also passed by the Desperate Housewives set (known as Wisteria Lane). The buildings houses have their official names:

Chicken Ranch

Corner House

Set for How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Psycho House

War of the Worlds set, featuring a crashed 747 plane.

Outside The Mummy Tunnel, where the tram goes in and the wall around it revolves making a rolling and dizzying effect.


Borneo Falcon said...

Nice places and photos. Feel like in a movie

Jasper said...

yeah! it feels like you're in the movie yourself! :)

eunice said...

Universal Studios is my favourite themepark, in fact, more fun than Disneyland. I like that Islands of Adventure, part of Universal Studio in Orlando.. maybe there isn't one in Hollywood? Unfortunately, during summer when we were there, the parks were soooo crowded, n rides with super long queues, so we missed some good rides. I will recommend Universal Studios to everyone!!

Shawn Seah said...

Your travel blog is so much nicer than mine! I am very impressed, wow... would you like to exchange links? I would definitely like you to be my online blogger friend. I am new to blogging and am even newer than Eunice of travelerfolio :D


Jasper said...

hi eunice, i think orlando's bigger though. we came in a weekday that's why it wasn't too crowded.

hi shawn! sure let me know! :)

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