This stage is now the home of the Transformers: The Ride attraction. It was formerly the home of the Backdraft attraction on the Lower Lot.

Between 1980 and 1991 Stage 30 was used as one of the World of Cinemagic stages. The show was repeated in both stages to cope with the number of visitors, as all visitors to the park saw the Cinemagic show as part of the Studio Tour.

Seen on Screen: Universal Studios Hollywood [Stage_30]

Leave It To Beaver [TV Series]1957 - 1963VariousIMDB Database page about Leave It To Beaver
Some scenes were shot on Stage 30, which was demolished in 2010. Stage 17 was also used. Exteriors for seasons 3-6 were shot on Colonial Street, using what became known as the Cleaver House. The Munster House was also seen.
To Kill A Mockingbird [Feature Film]1962Robert MulliganIMDB Database page about To Kill A Mockingbird
Courthouse Square, Stage 29, Stage 30 [courthouse interior], Stage 32. The courthouse interior built on Stage 30 was a painstakingly accurate reproduction of the courthouse at Monroeville, Alabama.
The whole street featured in the movie was built on the backlot, adjacent to the New York Street sets. The Boo Radley house was designed by Henry Bumstead and built at Universal, while all other houses were moved to the backlot from Chaves Ravine, where developers were clearing the land for the Dodgers Stadium. The houses were bought for $1 each from developers. The Boo Radley house remains on Elm Street to this day.
The Killers [Feature Film]1964Don SiegelIMDB Database page about The Killers
Stage 30 and Stage 32
The Munsters [TV Series]1964Ezra StoneIMDB Database page about The Munsters
Colonial Street - Munster home. Stage 30 & Stage 32 were used for interiors.
The Reluctant Astronaut [Feature Film]1967Edward Montagne IMDB Database page about The Reluctant Astronaut
Courthouse Square (Kiddieland Scenes), Stage 30
Emergency! [TV Series]1972-1979Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. CinaderIMDB Database page about Emergency!
Apartments, Colonial Street (including Cleaver House), Stage 23, Stage 30, Stage 33, Stage 41, Falls Lake (Season 2 Ep3)
The Six Million Dollar Man [TV Series]1974-1978IMDB Database page about The Six Million Dollar Man
New York Street, Stage 06, Stage 30, Ice Tunnel (Studio Tour)
Big Brother episode shot on Brownstone Street (1976)
Season 5, Episode 10 (1977) Target Steve Austin. While the Collapsing Bridge remains level, some of the boards break loose causing an RV to get stuck. Steve Austin has to climb down to the base of the bridge to shore it up and free the RV.
The Rockford Files [TV Series]1974-1980Stephen J. Cannell, Roy HugginsIMDB Database page about The Rockford Files
Apartments, Colonial Street (Harvey House), New York Street, Stage 30
The Bionic Woman [TV Series]1976-1978Kenneth JohnsonIMDB Database page about The Bionic Woman
Stage 30, Collapsing Bridge [season 1 ep 14 The Ghost Hunter - Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman) makes her way gingerly across the scary bridge on the way to a haunted house.]
Candid Camera [TV Series]1991-1992IMDB Database page about Candid Camera
Stage 30 - taped in this stage after the World of Cinemagic closed and before Backdraft began construction

Studio Specifications


Stage 30

141′ long, 88′ wide, 30′ high (12,408 sq ft.)