Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies (attraction)

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Alfred Hichcock: The Art of Making Movies
Universal Studios Florida
AreaProduction Central
Coordinates28°28′32.90″N 81°28′4.62″W / 28.4758056°N 81.4679500°W / 28.4758056; -81.4679500
Opening dateJune 7, 1990
Closing dateJanuary 3, 2003
Replaced byShrek 4-D
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Attraction type3-D film

Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies (also known as The Art of Alfred Hitchcock and/or Hitchcock's 3-D Theater) was a part-3-D film, part-live action show at Universal Studios Florida, and one of the theme park's original attractions.[1] It was used to commemorate Alfred Hitchcock's 43-year association with Universal Studios. The attraction featured attacks from birds similar to Hitchcock's film The Birds in the pre-show area, and featured the shower scene from Psycho in the main show with narration by Anthony Perkins who played the part of Norman Bates in Psycho.[2] It closed on January 3, 2003, and was replaced by Shrek 4-D in mid-2003.[3] It was directed by Susan Lustig.[4] It was sponsored by Kodak.[5][6]

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Main show[edit]

  • After the pre-show film ended, guests entered the main theater which consisted the set of Bates Motel and the house of Norman Bates. Anthony Perkins, the actor who played Norman Bates, narrated of how Hitchcock made Psycho the most frightening movie in cinematic history. He also explained about the camera techniques that were used in the shower scene. The clip of the shower scene from Psycho is shown.


Bates Motel Gift Shop[edit]

  • As the guests leave the attraction, they entered the gift shop to purchase Hitchcock gifts and souvenirs.



  • Directed & Produced by: Susan Lustig
  • Associate Producer: Peter N. Alexander
  • Creative Consultants: Patricia Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, James Stewart
  • Distributed by: Universal Studios


  1. ^ Engelhardt, Lisa (May 16, 1990). "Universal Studios Park Not Soup Yet". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 2A. Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "Universal Studios Opens In Orlando". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. June 1, 1990. p. 4E. Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "Universal Studios Orlando plans to add two new attractions". Boca Raton News. May 20, 2002. p. 10. Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  4. ^ "Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies". 7 June 1990. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies". The Journal News. 17 June 1990. p. 61. Retrieved 8 May 2018. Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies: The older folks in the crowd will appreciate this Kodak-sponsored attraction more
  6. ^ "7 lost Universal attractions from Production Central". Orlando Informer. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018. Fun fact: The Art of Making Movies was originally presented by Kodak (yes, Universal took a page out of Disney’s playbook back in the early ’90s).

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