List of former Universal Studios Hollywood attractions

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This is a list of former Universal Studios Hollywood Attractions.

Former attractions[edit]

Attraction Image Opening Year Closing Year Park Section Description Replacement
The Adventures of Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacular 1983 1993 Upper lot The Adventures of Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacular was a 20-minute live-action stage show that took place in an indoor theater and was loosely based on the film Conan the Barbarian. Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue
The Adventures of Curious George 2008 2013 Upper lot A wet and dry children's playground. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
An American Tail Live Show 1990 1995 Upper lot An outdoor live show adjacent to Fievel's Playland featuring characters from the popular An American Tail animated movie with costumed characters, a mechanical Tiger the Cat puppet, animatronic mice, and songs. T2-3D: Battle Across Time
Animal Actors School Stage 1970 2001 Upper lot A live show featuring animals performing amazing tricks and stunts. This also includes some of Universal's famous animal actors, such as Babe from movie of the same name and Beethoven from movie of the same name. Also known as Animal Actors Stage. Animal Planet Live
Animal Planet Live 2001 2007 Upper lot A live animal show featuring animals performing tricks inspired by the cable/satellite channel Animal Planet. Universal's Animal Actors
The A-Team Live Stunt Show 1984 1987 Upper lot A stunt show based on the A-Team TV series. Miami Vice Action Spectacular
Aquazone 1999 2000 Upper lot Aquazone was a generic interactive water play area designed for children. It was rethemed in 2001 into the Coke Soak. Coke Soak
Back to the Future: The Ride Back to the Future The Ride logo.png 1993 2007 Upper lot Opened June 4, 1993, Back to the Future: The Ride was a high-tech simulator ride based on the Back to the Future trilogy and is a mini-sequel to 1990's Back to the Future Part III. Guests go on a time-traveling adventure to stop the trilogy's antagonist, Biff Tannen. The ride closed forever on September 3, 2007 to make way for The Simpsons Ride, which opened on May 19, 2008. The Simpsons Ride
Backdraft 1992 2010 Lower lot Backdraft was a fire special effects show based on the Ron Howard film of the same name. Transformers: The Ride 3D
Battle of Galactica 1979 1992 Studio Tour This high-technology attraction on the Studio Tour featured animatronics and live actors in a spectacular laser battle based on Battlestar Galactica. This was the first themed attraction to feature audio-animatronic characters outside a Disney park, and was the first dark ride to combine sophisticated animatronics and lasers with live actors. Back to the Future: The Ride
Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue 1992 1999 Upper lot Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue was a live stage show based on the film of the same name and Universal's Classic Monsters. Spider-Man Rocks
The Blues Brothers R&B Revue 1991 2015 Upper lot The Blues Brothers Show was a live singing and dancing act mimicking the Blues Brothers.
The Burning House 1973 1992 Studio Tour The Burning House was part of the Studio Tour. It was a facade structure with burning flames, yet the structure never burned down. Removed in 1992 as part of the construction of Jurassic Park: The Ride. Jurassic Park: The Ride
Castle Dracula 1980 1983 Upper lot This was a live show inside the Castle Theatre. The Adventures of Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacular
Chicken Run Walkthrough 2000 2000 Upper lot The Mummy Returns: Chamber of Doom
Coke Soak 2001 2012 Upper lot A water play area for kids based on the Coke drink. Super Silly Fun Land
Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Musical 2009 2010 Upper lot It was a live performance show. Special Effects Stage
Curse of the Mummy's Tomb 2001 2013 Studio Tour The tour guide leads the tram into a revolving tunnel themed to the 1999 Mummy movies series. Fast & Furious: Supercharged
E.T. Adventure 1991 2003 Lower lot E.T. Adventure was a dark ride based on Steven Spielberg's hit movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial where guests go on an adventure with the title character to his home planet. It closed in 2003 to make way for Revenge of the Mummy. Revenge of the Mummy
The Fast and the Furious: Extreme Close-Up 2006 2013 Studio Tour A demonstration of some of the special effects used in The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
Fear Factor Live 2005 2008 Upper lot A live show featuring 5 different stunts per show. Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Musical
Fievel's Playland 1990 1997 Upper lot A playground for children based on the An American Tail movie. T2-3D: Battle Across Time
Flintstones Musical Revue 1994 1997 Upper lot Also known as The Flintstones Show, the Flintstones Musical Revue was a live musical show based on the 1960-1966 cartoon of the same name and the 1994 live-action movie adaptation. Totally Nickelodeon
From Coraline To Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience 2016 2017
Jurassic Park: The Ride 1996 2018 Lower lot Jurassic World
King Kong Encounter Kongencounter.JPG 1986 2008 Studio Tour An up close and personal encounter with King Kong. A backlot fire destroyed this attraction on June 1, 2008. King Kong: 360 3-D
The Land Before Time show 1997 1998 Upper lot A live show based on the Land Before Time movies. Aquazone
The Land of a Thousand Faces 1975 1980 Upper lot It was a live show where guests would be shown the magic of movie makeup. Castle Dracula Live Show
Lucy: A Tribute 1991 2007 Lower lot An exhibit of the life and fame of Lucille Ball, the Queen of Comedy. The Universal Experience
Ma and Pa Kettle Farm 1967 1970s Upper lot A petting zoo where guests can pet and feed animals that were mainly used in Universal productions.
Miami Vice Action Spectacular 1987 1995 Upper lot A stunt show based on the Miami Vice TV series. Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular
The Mummy Returns: Chamber of Doom 2001 2004 Upper lot A walk-through with sets from the movie The Mummy Returns. Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula
Rockslide 1974 1978 Studio Tour The Studio Tour tram would stop aside of a rock cliff which began to collapse. The tram would get past the cliff safely, but not before having a collision with the rocks. Based on the Earthquake film. Battle of Galactica
Rocky and Bullwinkle Live 1992 1996 Upper lot A live show featuring characters from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show cartoon. The Land Before Time show
Rugrats Magic Adventure 2000 2001 Upper lot Rugrats Magic Adventure was a live show based on the hit Nickelodeon show Rugrats and was located inside the Panasonic Theater. Shrek 4-D
Screen Test Theater 1970s 1984 Upper lot The Screen Test Theater was a sound stage where guests could reenact scenes from the movie Airport '77 and TV shows like Adam-12. Star Trek Adventure
Shrek 4-D 2003 2017 Upper lot A 3-D film which is based on the Shrek franchise. DreamWorks Theatre
Special Effects Stages 2002 2010 Lower lot Transformers: The Ride 3D
Spectrablast 1994 1994 Upper lot A short-lived laser show, rival of Disney's Fantasmic, lasted in the summer of 1994, in celebration of the park's 30th anniversary. Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular
Spider-Man Rocks! 2002 2004 Upper lot A live show featuring the Marvel Comics superhero Spiderman with rock tunes and stunts. Fear Factor Live
Star Trek Adventure 1988 1994 Upper lot A $7 million attraction located inside the Panasonic Theater based on the Star Trek TV series where guests volunteer to put on costumes and be placed on sets from the show. Once all scenes were captured, the finished product was shown to the audiences. The audience members were also to be able to buy a copy of the video. The Flintstones Show
Terminator 2: 3D 1999 2012 Upper lot A 3-D live show which is based on the Terminator franchise. More specifically, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Totally Nickelodeon 1997 2000 Upper lot A former interactive game show theater, that lets the members play games on stage. The show featured 3 games and was inspired by the Nickelodeon channel. Rugrats Magic Adventure
Universal's House of Horrors 2007 2014 Upper lot A year-round walk-through haunted house featuring classic Universal monsters. The Walking Dead Attraction
Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula 2004 2006 Upper lot A walk-through inspired by the Van Helsing movie. Universal's House of Horrors
The War Lord Tower 1965 2001 Upper lot Nickelodeon Blast Zone/The Adventures of Curious George
The Wild Wild Wild West Stunt Show 1980 2002 Upper lot The Wild Wild Wild West Stunt Show was a live stunt show based upon a wide variety of Universal's Western films. Opening in 1980 in the Upper Lot section of the park, the show featured several cowboy themed actors surviving death defying stunts, shootings and explosions.[1][2] The show closed in 2002 leaving the arena abandoned except for its use during Halloween Horror Nights and Grinchmas. It finally closed down in 2012 Universal Plaza
The World of CineMagic 1991 2001 Lower lot Special Effects Stages

Former services[edit]

Upper Lot

  • Time Travelers Depot (Back to the Future: The Ride) removed in 2003, now Kwik-E-Mart (The Simpsons Ride)
  • T2 Gear & Supply Co (T2 3-D: Battle Across Time) closed in 2012, now Super Silly Stuff (Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem)
  • Cyber Grill (T2 3-D: Battle Across Time) closed in 2012, now Gru's Lab Cafe (Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem)
  • Nickelodeon Stuff (Nickelodeon Blast Zone) removed in September 2013
  • Studio Souvenirs (Studio Tour) closed in September 2013
  • Hollywood Cantina closed in January 2014, now Springfield (The Simpsons)
  • Doc Brown's Chicken (Back to the Future: The Ride) closed in January 2014, now Springfield (The Simpsons)
  • Hollywood Shoppe closed in early 2014, now Palace Theatre Café
  • International Cafe closed in May 2014, rethemed as French Street Bistro
  • Finlays closed in May/June 2014.
  • Louie's Pizza & Pasta closed January 2015, re-themed as Luigi's Pizza as part of Springfield (The Simpsons)
  • Ben & Jerry's closed late 2014, re-themed as Phineas Q. Butterfat's Ice Cream Parlor as part of Springfield (The Simpsons)

Lower lot

  • Universal Studios Commissary closed in 2003, now Panda Express
  • E.T.'s Toy Closet (E.T. Adventure) closed in 2003 and are now lockers for Revenge of the Mummy
  • Energon Recharging Station (Transformers: The Ride 3D) removed in February 2014
  • Lower Lot Arcade closed on April 1, 2014, now Starbucks Coffee

See also[edit]

List of former Universal Studios Florida attractions


  1. ^ Strother, Susan G. (12 July 1991). "Universal Kicks Off Western Show". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "How the West was stunted". Lakeland Ledger. 12 July 1991. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

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