Baja Film Studios - History
Construction began on what would become Fox Studios Baja. The facility was constructed for James Cameron's epic Titanic. Construction began June 6, 1996.
2001 - May
Fox Studios Baja opened Foxploration, a behind-the-scenes/moviemaking park allowing the public an opportunity to experience a working movie studio and to learn about the production process in an entertaining and interactive way. Another feature of the theme park is Fox/JVC Presents, a state-of-the-art video screening room that allows guests to view footage of recent Fox films, review past productions, and to observe previews of upcoming productions.
One of the stages hosted rehearsals for the rock group U2 ahead of the band's Vertigo world tour
20th Century Fox sold the studio to a group of local investors who hoped to make it a job growth engine in the region.
2007 - December 5
Mishandled dynamite (for special effects purposes) caused a violent explosion that unfortunately resulted in the death of a Mexican soldier that was helping with the operation. Local residents felt a huge explosion shake their homes. The freak accident occurred inside one of the studios, just south of the Foxploration theme park.
During pre-production work for the "Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," Mexico's drug war flared in Rosarito Beach. Seven police officers were killed in one month, and the studio moved the production to New Zealand.
?date - Foxploration theme park relaunched as Xploration.
?date - Fox Studios Baja closed
?date - Xploration closed.
MORE COMING SOON
- LA Times Article (January 2012)