The Studio Tour

Dates: 1964 – present

Happy 60th Anniversary Studio Tour!

The signature attraction of Universal Studios Hollywood, from the first days of the studio.

A typical tour lasts around 45 minutes, and includes a number of attractions (see below) as well as a drive through the Front Lot and Backlot of the studio. 
Wait times vary through the day – try to take the tour before mid-morning if you can. It also quietens down towards the end of the day. 

For a more in-depth tour experience, along with front-of-the-line access to theme park attractions, and wonderful food, check out the VIP Experience for you and your party. 

Timeline Drive – pass Fire Station 51  
enter The Front Lot (35 soundstages)
Metropolitan Area (including New York StreetBrownstone StreetCourthouse Square
King Kong 360 3-D Created by Peter Jackson – 
Picture Cars 
Jurassic Park Sets 
Flash Flood
Mexican Street 
Six Points Texas
Home and Family Set 
Underwater Tank
Denver Street
Little Europe / Court of Miracles
Mediterranean Square
Earthquake – The Big One
Chicken Ranch
Colonial Street / Wisteria Lane  (if not in use for filming)
Bates Motel
Psycho House
War of the Worlds Set
Log Cabin
Falls Lake
Jupiter’s Claim
Fast and Furious: Supercharged 

You can also find out about past attractions that could be seen on the Studio Tour in years gone by. 

// Tour Hosts // History of the Studio Tour // Trams

The Studio Tour is led by a team of guides who learn a complex script covering the history of Universal, and have to operate the on-tram screens and audio, and be able to fill in with interesting information if there are delays on the tour. 
Among former hosts are:

  • John Badham (Director of Saturday Night Fever & WarGames)
  • Michael Ovitz (Talent Agent)