Celebrating 60 Years of Movie Magic: Universal Studios Hollywood's Iconic Studio Tour Evolution
Whenever our family visits Universal Studios Hollywood, the very first thing we do is walk past all of the other attractions and hop on the iconic Studio Tour. It's our favorite way to start the day at this fun theme park and movie studio.
Did you know that Universal Studios Hollywood launched its groundbreaking Glamor Trams in 1964, providing an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at movie and TV production? Now, as the Studio Tour marks its 60th year, the milestone is celebrated with exciting plans for spring and summer.
Originating as the genesis of Universal Studios Hollywood, the Studio Tour laid the foundation for the development of Universal Destinations & Experiences' global theme parks. Despite evolving over six decades, the tour remains true to its roots of immersing guests in the magic of filmmaking.
The once-celebrated Glamor Trams have given way to a contemporary 60-minute experience, embracing advanced technology. The Studio Tour is transitioning to electric trams to reduce carbon emissions and enhance the guest experience.
Studio Tour Guides, integral to both past and present operations, play a pivotal role in educating and entertaining guests. The role has become a sought-after Hollywood "apprenticeship," empowering future filmmakers and industry professionals.
As the Studio Tour turns 60, it reflects on its rich history and contributions to Universal Studios Hollywood's evolution. From iconic film sets like Psycho to the latest addition, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, the tour has been instrumental in shaping the theme park's diverse attractions.
The journey highlights milestone rides and attractions, from Flash Flood to Jaws Lake and the modern marvels like "Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge" in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. The Studio Tour continues to innovate, collaborating with influential filmmakers and creators.
We love to take the stroll down memory lane, revisiting attractions like "Earthquake" and the transformative additions like "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™" and "Jurassic World—The Ride." And we love to explores the Studio Tour's adaptability, with the latest addition being the Jupiter’s Claim set from Jordan Peele’s horror epic, NOPE, in 2022.
Universal Studios Hollywood offers a spectrum of adventure, including daily theme park operations, seasonal events like Halloween Horror Nights, and the VIP Experience. As the entertainment hub continues to evolve, there's much more to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, making it a timeless destination for movie enthusiasts and theme park lovers alike.