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:
- The Nude Bomb (1980)
- Land of the Lost (2009)
Parts of the original GlamorTrams are still in use as parking shuttles at the park to this day.