News for May 31, 2006

Universal adds a bang to famed tram tour

5/31/06, 4:35 pm EST - Xoanon

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- Fast cars dancing to hip-hop, King Kong's Skull Island and the littered suburban scene after a 747-jet crash from "War of the Worlds" are all part of the newly revamped Backlot Tour here at Universal Studios Hollywood. In the biggest overhaul of the tour since it began in 1964, there will be assorted new attractions added to the leaping dinosaurs from "Jurassic Park" and other stalwart features. The new tour--in the works for about a year--will go into previews in early June, with an official opening on June 26. It lasts about 45 minutes--the same as the old tour--and is packed with lots of information on (and promotion for) the movies made on this working studio lot. [More]