Dates: 2003 – 2013

Added to Universal’s stock of standing sets, this replica of a community park was constructed in 2003 for the Will Ferrell soccer comedy “Kicking and Screaming”. It featured a full-size soccer field, baseball diamond and clubhouse structures.

The area was paved and converted into a roadway in late 2013 / early 2014 as part of the expansion of parking at the theme park for the Harry Potter opening. It eventually lived up to its name and became a freeway…

The area provided a well-screened open space which is not on the usual tram routes. This seclusion made the location popular with directors of high-profile projects who wanted to stay away from prying eyes (and lenses).

Google Maps Satellite View

Seen on Screen: Universal Studios Hollywood [Freeway]

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
Kicking and Screaming [Feature Film]2005Jesse DylanIMDB Database page about Kicking and Screaming
Colonial Street and Freeway Park. Interiors were shot on Stage 20.
Heroes [TV Series]2006-2010Tim KringIMDB Database page about Heroes
Little Europe (as India), Freeway Park (Season 4), Stage 33, Stage 34, Stage 37, Stage 43
Old Mexico and Elm Street (fire) (Season 2, Episode 8)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Feature Film]2008Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Falls Lake, Old Mexico (as Peru), Freeway Park, Stage 27 [Cemetary where Indy and Mutt find the Crystal Skull], Stage 29 [Indy's house]