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GlamorTrams

(1964 - 1983)

'Candy-striped GlamorTrams waiting to begin their exciting trip through Universal's wonderland' (from Inside Universal Studios, 1968)
'Candy-striped GlamorTrams waiting to begin their exciting trip through Universal's wonderland' (from Inside Universal Studios, 1968)

The GlamorTrams were constructed specially for the opening of the studio tour in 1964. The Art Director for the Tram project was Harper Goff, a famed Disney artist and imagineer. As well as the Universal GlamorTrams he was also Art Director on the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and acted as concept designer on many elements of the Disneyland park (including Main Street USA, the Jungle Cruise and the Haunted Mansion).

The engineering and production of the GlamorTrams was the responsibility of Bud Dardene and Mini-Bus, Inc.

The GlamorTrams have been seen on screen in the following movies:

Parts of the original GlamorTrams are still in use as parking shuttles at the park to this day.

Photo Gallery

Some mid-period GlamorTrams are still in use as parking shuttles (Photo: theStudioTour.com, April 2006)
Some mid-period GlamorTrams are still in use as parking shuttles (Photo: theStudioTour.com, April 2006)
A GlamorTram snaking past the Courthouse in 1968 (From 'Inside Universal Studios', 1968)
A GlamorTram snaking past the Courthouse in 1968 (From 'Inside Universal Studios', 1968)

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