Wednesday, December 12, 2007

U is for Universal Studios on ABC Wednesday

This is the lot where the 1991 movie Backdraft was made. You can really feel the heat when the flames are turned on full blast during this walking tour.


I am on a tram ride through the studio where the movie Jaws was filmed.


Poster of Hollywood Sign that many attendees like to photograph.


View of various movie lots below and Studio City in the background.


U should have been for Urrrgh this week! I took some other U related photos a few years ago, but I can't find them on my hard drive. That is disturbing! Anyways, you are now stuck looking at some old vacation photos of Universal Studios - Los Angeles.

For those not familiar with this place, it is a movie studio and theme park. Many well-known television shows and movies have been and are still being filmed here. The rides and stage shows are based on movies such as Jurassic Park and Waterworld.

- AV

29 comments:

Kate Isis said...

I'm rather intrigued on what U for urgggh is, theres always next time the letter comes around.

dot said...

What a neat place to be able to visit! I'm amazed at all the places you have been.

RuneE said...

You can safely say that this was of Universal interest...

Jim Baker said...

hey... universal studios... that looks like a fun place to be. great use of U.

jim baker

hpy said...

They don't go with underproduction.

kml said...

These are great U photos - I bet they will be the only ones! Excellent idea!

The Oswegan said...

I've never been, but it looks like lots of fun.

~Oswegan

The Oswegan said...

I've never been, but it looks like lots of fun.

~Oswegan

bonnie said...

I LOVED the Backdraft ride, all the flames in the dark. I remember water in it too. It was fabulous.

Neva said...

I loved Universal Studies when I was there a few years ago! Great "U"!!

mrsnesbitt said...

I remember Jaws. Dad lost a filling when the human head floated out of the sunken boat! LOL! Class!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Kate Isis, unfortunately, I think I somehow misplaced those pictures somewhere.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks Dot. It's a fun place, but if you go to the one in Orlando, Florida, it's bigger, but to me the Hollywood-esque feeling is just not there.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Runee, I was getting worried when I couldn't find any U photos. Luckily after poking around in my archives, these old vacation photos popped out.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Jim/Hpy/Oswegan, if you ever get a chance, it's a fun place to visit. No underproduction here, but more like overproduction with so much to see and do.

AVCR8TEUR said...

kml, I guess you're right. Unfortunately, I'm going to run out of pictures during the 2nd time around ABC Wednesdays. :P

AVCR8TEUR said...

Bonnie/Neva, Two veterans. Sounds like you both had fun. Although you felt like you're in an oven during the Backdraft tour and get the chills during the 'rushing water downhill' part of the tour. You know what I mean. ;)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Denise, Sounds like that Jaws movie did some far reaching damage to your dad's tooth. Glad I was able to bring back some funny memories.

Jean M Fogle said...

Boy do I know that UUUUUUGGGG word! I cant believe how much time i wast trying to find pics, no matter how hard I try to label them intelligently , they are never where I think they should be!
I have never been to this u site!

GAWO said...

Exciting use of U.
It looks like a fun place.

Andrea said...

Wow, you are a blessed person to get to visit so many interesting places. Great "U" pictures and post.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

California, I wish I were there right now. We have two snow storms predicted for the next three days. First one is tomorrow with a 'Heavy Snow Warning' for 8 inches. Saturday could be more. So thanks for the pictures of sunny SoCal.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Jean, so you know about UUUUUUGGGG pictures too! I just don't think I deleted them. Oh well, I guess I'll have to visit those sites again for the next U photos. Luckily they're local.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Gawo/Andrea, it is quite an exciting place. The last time I went, they were actually filming an American tv show. I am sure the place has changed the last time I visited it.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Digital Flower, I think I took these pictures in July several years back. Glad to bring you some sunshine. Keep warm!

Lilli & Nevada said...

I was there over 20 yrs ago, loved the place, but i can't believe that they still have Jaws there. DO they still have the Mckay Navy boat as well?

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

That first photo made me think somebody was in big trouble! :D

AV, I just published my last post for this year. I'm leaving town tomorrow for a few weeks. May you have the loveliest of holidays and a very good 2008. I'll see you again in mid Jan. :)

photowannabe said...

Its been a few years since I was at Universal. When the kids were small we would go quite often as part of our vacation to "The happiest place on Earth".

AVCR8TEUR said...

Photowannabe, most people make the same trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios as they are about 25 minutes apart or 90 minutes during rush hour.