Universal Studios Hollywood

Welcome to this unofficial fan site charting the history and development of Universal Studios Hollywood over the years since movie production started on the site in 1912. Creative staff at Universal Studios Hollywood constantly redefine the meaning of “themed entertainment” with high-tech attractions as diverse as Waterworld and the Revenge of the Mummy. Underpinning it all is the solid historical background of Universal Pictures, the movie studio around and through which the theme park has grown and evolved.
I hope you enjoy your stay here at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Don’t forget to explore the other studios that this website now covers too.

Coming soon: A new section about the current 60th Anniversary of the Studio Tour celebrations

Breaking News
Newly-decorated GlamorTram crashes as it approaches the Flash Flood on the Studio Tour around 9pm on 20 April 2024. 
10 people are injured, one seriously. The California Highway Patrol reported the last tram car struck the metal safety barrier behind the Jaws / Cabot Cove sets as it was rounding the corner and dropping towards Flash Flood. 


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Information about the sets formerly and currently on the Universal backlot, along with links to films, TV shows and music videos shot there

Front Lot

Information about the soundstages and other technical facilities at Universal

Theme Park

Listing of the current and past attractions and entertainments at the World’s largest movie studio and theme park.

Studio Tour

Details of the current and past studio tour sights and attractions.


Timeline for the development of the studio and theme park

Facts & Fiction

Legal information about this website