Studio Tour
Studio Tour
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Tofurry
Renton, WA1,001 contributions
Sep 2021
I don't even remember the last time I went on this Studio Tour but we definitely did not need 3D glasses then. Some of the behind the scenes were the same (SPOILER ALERT!!! Jaws, the earthquake in the subway station, and the flood in the Western town), but the Jurassic scene, and Fast and Furious were new to me.

The whole tour did take about an hr and due to the Halloween event, some of the sets had zombies and other Halloween decorations. This is a ride you should take if you are visiting Universal Studios, even if it is just to see the house in Psycho.
Written October 7, 2021
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missedme
Fort McMurray, Canada227 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a fun drive around Universal Studio. I didn't really care for the 3D experience but everything thing else is a lot of fun.
Written January 6, 2020
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Steff A
Las Vegas, NV1,785 contributions
Sep 2019
The Studio Tour is a definite must ride when you're at Universal Studios...

You ride in a tram on the Studio Tour so we usually plan this towards the end of our day when we need a break from running around all day. You have a tram guide who guides you through all the sets and attractions for a personal touch. They also play videos on the tram monitor of directors and actors who talk about making films as well as movie scenes from the sets you'll visit on the tram.

Movie sets included: Back to the Future Hill Valley Clock Tower, Streets of NYC, Psycho House and Bates motel, Grinch Set, Crashed 747 set from War of the Worlds (my favorite), Wisteria Lane Desperate housewives.

The interactive outdoor movie sets were Jaws and the Mexican Village Flash Flood. The artificial rain and flash flood is pretty cool to see happen right before your eyes.

Movie props you'll see: Famous movie cars and lots of vehicles and equipment used in Jurassic Park.

The enclosed movie set experiences were King Kong, San Francisco Earthquake and the Fast and the Furious Experience. King Kong and the Fast and the Furious are in 3D and they turn the tram into a motion sensor ride. Great stuff.

When you see all the sets, it's much smaller and dazzling in person which makes me appreciate the film makers skillset much more. You'll recognize a lot of the sets from movies you've seen through the years which I always found fascinating. I would suggest sitting in the middle tram cars if possible because you get the best experience there imo. Good luck and enjoy! =)
Written September 13, 2019
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I love travel
15 contributions
Jul 2019
I absolutely loved the backlot tour! It was a thrill ride! You definitely need to do this when you visit Universal.
Written August 13, 2019
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Deanna Ledferd
Lynnwood, WA77 contributions
Jul 2019
This tour is the hi-light of Universal. Over the years they have added a few "experiences" along the way usually using special effects and computer imagery. Sit for an hour on a tram and enjoy! There are plenty of things to photograph so have your camera ready!! What is really cool is I was here in 1972 and so much is the same! The more things change, the more they stay the same:)
Written August 6, 2019
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Duerds5
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK677 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
What a great way to learn and experience how films are made and where they are made! Long queues but they soon go down and takes about 1 hour in total to do the experience! I would highly recommend it
Written August 4, 2019
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rshadrosky
Akron, OH5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
The studio tour was pretty fascinating. Enjoyed seeing the film sets and the indoor scenes with the 3D glasses! Pretty amazing.
Written July 26, 2019
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Mel F
Burnaby, Canada369 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The line up is always moving, and our wait was maybe 20 minutes in the mid-afternoon. We go every few years and the Studio Tour changes a couple of things every now and then. New since we were last here: the Fast and Furious and Jurassic World areas of the tour.
Live set: although he was a block away, our tram stopped while Blake Shelton performed for a small group of people.
Written July 1, 2019
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christine r
stoke on trent125 contributions
Jun 2019
The studio tour is part of universal studios and it takes about 45min you go around the film sets and back lots they have there an in depth look into how films are made well worth a look .
Written June 15, 2019
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Enrique G
Bristol, UK53 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Can't really do Universal without the studio tour, specially if you are a movie buff like me. A guided tour that will definetly stay with me
Written May 25, 2019
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