Studio Tour

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Studio Tour
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missedme
Fort McMurray, Canada223 contributions
Visit
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 6 January 2020
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Steff A
Las Vegas, NV1,759 contributions
A one of a kind experience packed with lots of movie history
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 13 September 2019
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I love travel
15 contributions
Amazing!
Jul. 2019
I absolutely loved the backlot tour! It was a thrill ride! You definitely need to do this when you visit Universal.
Written 13 August 2019
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Deanna Ledferd
Lynnwood, WA75 contributions
55 Year Anniversary of Back Lot Tour
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 6 August 2019
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Duerds5
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK676 contributions
Simply brilliant!
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 4 August 2019
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rshadrosky
Akron, OH5 contributions
An experience!
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 26 July 2019
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iceman68
Burnaby, Canada370 contributions
something new on each visit
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 1 July 2019
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christine r
stoke on trent125 contributions
A look around
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 15 June 2019
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Enrique G
Bristol, UK53 contributions
Recommended
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 25 May 2019
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Winer Diner Traveller
Sun Peaks, Canada29 contributions
VIP Tour
May 2019 • Couples
Firstly, TripAdviser can’t seem to find any other VIP Tour comments, which I find very hard to believe...Trip Adviser?

We started well before the park opened, vip entry to our private breakfast area, where we enjoyed a lovely breakfast and our guide walked the room and introduced themselves to our couples. At our tour time we stepped into the park, being watched by everyone still awaiting entry....feels good lol !

Our tour started at 9am, running till around 4pm, with super front line access to all the attractions, guided small bus tour of the full area, including vip only access to areas the normal tours don’t get to and stop and stay access to areas the normal tours drive past...photo op heaven !

Lunch is fantastic. Make sure you sit on the veranda and enjoy the view, whilst you also enjoy the fine dining food. You may also find a few guests turn up...we had a fantastic Count Dracula to welcome us followed by Lucile Ball, who was brilliant.

Our guide Danielle 9am Thursday 2nd May 2019 was perfect. Nothing fazed her, live filming issues were overcome and we were kept entertained by her knowledge and humour.

This is not a cheap Tour, however bearing in mind what you get, it’s good value for money. VIP Access all areas baby 👍
Written 3 May 2019
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