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Re: Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:32 am

I've never done the other studio tours in LA but how does the Backlot Tour compare? I feel like you maybe could offer the tour as a standalone thing, but removing the tour from a day ticket to Universal would be a tremendous blow.

This isn't like the Backlot Tour at Hollywood Studios. This one is actually good.
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Postby bostonlva » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:17 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:I've never done the other studio tours in LA but how does the Backlot Tour compare? I feel like you maybe could offer the tour as a standalone thing, but removing the tour from a day ticket to Universal would be a tremendous blow.

This isn't like the Backlot Tour at Hollywood Studios. This one is actually good.


If memory serves me, the WB studio tour was more “personalized” and you saw a lot more things relating to the nuts and bolts of how a studio runs Compared to USH


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Postby coasterlvr » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:22 pm

bostonlva wrote:Only way I can *possibly* see this working is if they take some of the VIP exclusive aspects of the studio tour and move them to the regular tour. As it stands now, the current tour is in no way worth an “up charge”


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i agree. but i don't know the demographics. maybe people who've never been would think it's worth it. for me, so much was lost when all the original buildings burned down. i remember going thru when back to the future 2 and 3 were full on hot sets. the only thing i think left from then is the concrete.

if you do at least a watered down vip tour, seeing a set, or checking out the props warehouse, i guess that would be cool for $10. lol

but maybe as universal becomes more theme park than movie studio, it's an option.
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Re: Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) Discussion Thread

Postby aueft » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:54 pm

Yikes, I didn't realize that they were proposal separating out the tram tour from general park admission entirely. I hope that Screamescape is right about the study being geared towards something not as clear cut as that.

Canobie Coaster wrote:I've never done the other studio tours in LA but how does the Backlot Tour compare? I feel like you maybe could offer the tour as a standalone thing, but removing the tour from a day ticket to Universal would be a tremendous blow.

This isn't like the Backlot Tour at Hollywood Studios. This one is actually good.


The WB tour is much more expensive, longer, and handles smaller, more intimate groups. At points, the WB tour leaves the shuttles and continues on foot into the studio buildings themselves (which obviously the Universal version does not do). It is more informative and also feels more "authentic" in a way.

They are entirely different beasts, and Universal Studios would need to make major changes to their tour in order to make it even close to being equitable to the other studio tours in the area as a "standalone" offering.

It would be crazy for Universal Studios to treat the tour as an extra upcharge. It's not like they have enough room to replace it with anything worthwhile (especially at the capacity that the trams pull). Without the tram tours, Universal Studios Hollywood is easily the worst park in the area (and even with the tram tours, the park is rather small).

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Re: Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) Discussion Thread

Postby bostonlva » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:21 pm

aueft wrote:Yikes, I didn't realize that they were proposal separating out the tram tour from general park admission entirely. I hope that Screamescape is right about the study being geared towards something not as clear cut as that.

Canobie Coaster wrote:I've never done the other studio tours in LA but how does the Backlot Tour compare? I feel like you maybe could offer the tour as a standalone thing, but removing the tour from a day ticket to Universal would be a tremendous blow.

This isn't like the Backlot Tour at Hollywood Studios. This one is actually good.


The WB tour is much more expensive, longer, and handles smaller, more intimate groups. At points, the WB tour leaves the shuttles and continues on foot into the studio buildings themselves (which obviously the Universal version does not do). It is more informative and also feels more "authentic" in a way.

They are entirely different beasts, and Universal Studios would need to make major changes to their tour in order to make it even close to being equitable to the other studio tours in the area as a "standalone" offering.

It would be crazy for Universal Studios to treat the tour as an extra upcharge. It's not like they have enough room to replace it with anything worthwhile (especially at the capacity that the trams pull). Without the tram tours, Universal Studios Hollywood is easily the worst park in the area (and even with the tram tours, the park is rather small).



Yup. I won’t go back if they make it an up charge without any major changes. Then non tram attractions are literally just clones of each other (motion simulator rides)


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Re: Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:35 am

It has been announced that Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses" will scare guests with a new maze at this year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood!


Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort take guests on a relentless tour through multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie’s twisted “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic horror film, as part of this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” event, beginning in September.

The terrifying “House of 1000 Corpses” mazes bring to life the movie’s offbeat roadside tourist attraction, Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen, and introduces guests to some of the country’s most infamous serial killers, including Dr. Satan, a demented surgeon who has gone mad.

Without a moment to catch their breath, guests will venture to the chaotic home of the Firefly family, a sadistic clan of psychotic killers, where the psychosis deepens and the depraved thrive. It is a chilling journey into the netherworld of terror that weaves its way through a cavernous network of dark tunnels within the bowels of the house. Populated by the degenerate victims of Dr. Satan’s debauched operations, legions of tortured creatures shuffle about as Dr. Satan continues his twisted medical practice, eagerly awaiting a new installment of victims.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror movies, television shows and original stories come to life season after season. The terror bleeds to the streets of the parks with highly-themed scare zones, littered with menacing scare-actors lunging from every darkened corner to torment, terrify and scare “Halloween Horror Nights” guests.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. Tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are on sale now. Visit http://www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
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Re: Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:53 pm

Fun fact: this will be the 3rd version of the maze to be featured at HHN in hollywood! The first version came in 2000 when the film was first supposed to come out (but Universal later backed off releasing d/t the gore), the 2010 3D version, and now this version.
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