It was announced today that the original movie sets from Steven Spielberg‘s highly anticipated film, War of the Worlds, are the latest new feature to be added to Universal Studios Hollywood behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the theme park’s signature attraction which immerses guests in the authentic Hollywood experience.
Guests aboard the popular Studio Tour tram ride will traverse a key scene from War of the Worlds, depicting a small town devastated by an elaborately choreographed 747 jetliner crash. The town’s faÃ§ade is dramatically surrounded by wreckage and debris resulting from a Martian attack.
In addition, Studio Tour guests will get up-close views of other movie sets located along the landscape that adjoins the War of the Worlds sets. These include the dinosaur-destroyed research laboratory compound from Jurassic Park: The Lost World, the snow-covered town of Whoville from Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and the Psycho house and Bates motel from the classic thriller, Psycho.
The world-renowned Studio Tour takes guests on a 45-minute journey through Universal’s 415-acres of movie making magic. Highlights include a vast array of sets, themed streets, soundstages and facades featured in thousands of motion and television productions as well as signature special effects attractions such as “Earthquake”, “King Kong”, “Flash Flood” and “Jaws”.
Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds is a contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells’ groundbreaking science fiction classic, which reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive. The film opens nationwide on June 29, 2005 and stars Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning among others.
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