Who can resist the allure of a great theme park and the chance to tour the largest working movie studio in the world all in one fun-filled stop? Whether you’re up for a ride on the world’s most expensive theme park ride or want to cruise down Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives, consider hitting up Universal Studios Hollywood on your next vacation. This list will give you some cool tips for maximizing the fun on your trip with a collection of Universal Studios secrets and little known facts.
We're about to take you behind the scenes of both the studio and the theme park to give you a sneak peak at some cool old stories and facts that have faded into little known theme park lore over the years. We’ll offer you cool insights into everything from why your guide on the studio tour may not be allowed to point out certain actresses to the name of the mechanical shark in Jaws Lake. We’ll also explore things you may see along the tour that aren't often pointed out, such as which sound stage on the lot is rumored to be haunted by a famous old Hollywood actor.This nifty list of Universal Studios secrets and tips will also give you some helpful info for avoiding everything from long ride lines to being excessively creeped out by Norman Bates at the Psycho House. From the fun to the freaky, this fun collection of little known facts about Universal Studios LA are guaranteed to make you the most interesting guy or gal in the that ridiculously long line for the Simpsons ride.
The Jurassic Park Ride Is the Most Expensive Theme Park Ride of All Time
At $110 million, the price of the ride would've been more than enough to make a pretty killer movie.
There's Only One Thing the Character Actors at Halloween Horror Nights Can't Do
No matter how much they freak you out, just remember that they are not allowed to actually touch you.
After the Northridge Earthquake, Guests Were Given the Option to Skip the Earthquake Part of the Tour
For obvious reasons, Universal suspected that guests who had recently endured the trauma of the 1994 Northridge earthquake might prefer to skip the part of the tour where guests undergo an 8.3 scale earthquake simulation. For a time, guests were given the option to hop off the tram during the segment and hop back on after a few minutes when it was done.
The Mechanical Shark From Jaws Was Named Bruce by Steven Spielberg
Long before he was terrifying tourists at Jaws Lake, the mechanical shark used in Jaws was named "Bruce" after Steven Spielberg's lawyer. Even the film's crew members weren't exempt from his hijinks, as he expressed his thoughts on the film his very first day on the job... by sinking to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Years later, the shark character in Finding Nemo was also named Bruce, after his mechanical predecessor.