MAGDA in Blog, Events, Music Industry, 16th August 2016

Inside Hollywood: Universal Studios Tour Review

Where Britney Spears and Rihanna record music videos – best filming locations in Los Angeles revealed, part 1 of 7

 

As filming industry is a big part of music industry, I will dedicate seven blog post posts to my favourite movie studios and filming locations in Los Angeles.

In this blog post I will write a full review of Universal Studios Hollywood, which was my introduction to Hollywood filming industry, and absolutely broadened my horizons. Now I see Hollywood movies in a completely different way, because I know where and how they make them.

In front of Universal Studios HollywoodIn front of Universal Studios Hollywood

Studio Tour

When you visit Universal Studios Hollywood, you can enjoy the amusement park and studio tour.

During the studio tour you drive on a train and pass by filming studios, and different sceneries build for filming purposes, such as: streets of New York, Egypt and ItalyMexican village, lakes, famous movie locations (Back to the Future, Gates Motel, Desperate Housewives), San Francisco underground station, airplane crash and many more.

Many of those locations I saw later reused in music videos of Britney Spears (streets of New York in “I Wanna Go“), Rihanna (airplane crash in “Fly“), numerous movies and TV shows.

Driving through the sets on a studio tour train Driving through the sets on a studio tour train
Universal Studios Studio Tour_17 Filming studios
Filming locations of streets Filming locations of a street

Legendary movie locations

Square from the movie Back to the Future Square from the movie Back to the Future
Universal Studios Studio Tour_6 From the movie Bates Motel
The street from Desperate Housewives The street from Desperate Housewives
The street from Desperate Housewives The street from Desperate Housewives

Timeless cars

The car of Magnum, P.I. The car of Magnum, P.I.
Cars from the movies Back to the Future Cars from the movies Back to the Future

Famous movie objects

Guitar from the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Guitar from the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Amusement park

Amusement park consists of a couple of very funny action shows (such as Waterworld on the water, Terminator 2:3D), rides (wild Jurassic Park ride on a river, and beautiful Krustyland, a Simpson’s themed virtual ride through an amusement park), nice movie themed stops and restaurants.

The park is full of special effects of fire and water, so be prepared to get wet all the time.

Watterworld Show at Universal Studios Hollywood Waterworld Show at Universal Studios Hollywood
In the amusement park be ready to get wet all the time In the amusement park be ready to get wet all the time
Terminator Show at Universal Studios Hollywood Terminator Show at Universal Studios Hollywood
House of Horror at Universal Studios Hollywood House of Horror at Universal Studios Hollywood

Conclusion

Although amusement park was very nice to see, my favourite part was studio tour, which I visited for two times. To check the studio tour and all other activities it took me two days.

This is one of my favourite filming locations in L.A. and I would highly recommend visiting it.

Later I visited Paramount Studios, and many other filming locations which I will compare in the future posts.


Which is your favourite movie studio?