Nighttime Studio Tour

Phone (800) 864-8377
5 stars from 2 reviews
Address 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Tour the backlot at night and see classic movie characters by moonlight.

• Guest Per Car: 7+ • Extras: Child Switch
• Extras: Level: All Ages / Family Friendly • Type: Tram Ride

Beth Anderson's Take
The Studio Tour, in its day or night forms, is sort of the backbone of the entire park. It's the one attraction everyone should probably see no matter what. It's also very, very long at over 45 minutes and there are no bathroom breaks along the way. So get everyone to use the bathroom first and maybe bring a snack and drink on the tram (which is allowed).

The tour is all done on a long and slow moving tram style vehicle so it's a family friendly ride. The tour is hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon who will toss in funny comments here and there but will primary be narrated by a live person on the tram.

It starts out with a look at the various studio buildings and then moves along to various sets that have been used in TV shows and movies. Some productions may even be filming while you're on the tram, though the chances of a real celebrity siting might be rare.

A couple of other scenes include a chaotic subway train crash complete with fire and water effects. Speaking of water, there is a classic flash flood street scene that everyone will get a kick out of.

Some of the other more popular film sets include the plane crash from War of the Worlds, Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives, the Bates Motel from Psycho, and even the old school Jaws shark will make an appearance.

Of course, the big stars of the tour are actually the 3D tunnel sections which include King Kong 360 3-D and the Fast & Furious - Supercharged attractions.

There is also a daytime version of the Studio Tour, which is just known as the Studio Tour, which is very similar but also a little bit different. You'll see slightly different things during the day.
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Joined: Feb 2013
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I'd say the daytime Studio Tour is slightly better than the nighttime tour overall but this is still a lot of fun. The nighttime tour starts out on the boring side as you drive by several studio buildings and see nothing at all. But then the fun begins with the various scenes (subway, flash flood street, etc) and ends with the always find King Kong 3D and Fast & Furious scenes.
Joined: Jul 2013
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The nighttime tour was totally different from the daytime one. It was a lot of fun, with new things to see.
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