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User Rating
Upper Lot
Attraction type
Tram tour
Opening Date

It may be by far the oldest attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, but the world-famous Studio Tour remains its biggest draw. In addition to taking guests on a trip around a number of working movie sets located on the studio's backlot (still one of Hollywood's leading production facilities), the tour also packs a number of mini-attractions into its lengthy 45-minute running time.

After boarding the Studio Tour's iconic trams, guests are whisked around locations from movies including Psycho, War of the Worlds and Back to the Future (the mixture of other sets can vary depending on the studio's production schedule). Set-pieces include an attack by Bruce the shark from Jaws, a collapsing bridge, an earthquake and an encounter with King Kong.

The last element, added during the recovery from a disastrous fire in 2008, is almost a separate attraction in itself, and is dubbed King Kong 360 3-D. Based on the Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of the original King Kong movie, it replaced the previous Kong attraction, which was burnt to the ground.

Guests remain seated on trams throughout the King Kong 360 3-D experience, donning 3-D glasses to allow them to see the action. They are surrounded by two 180-foot-long, 40-feet tall screens to immerse them in a battle between Kong and two giant dinosaurs.
The new finale to the Studio Tour is Fast and Furious - Supercharged - a 3D-HD high-speed car chase that exceeds 120mph.


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