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What to Expect from Universal Studios Hollywood's New Nighttime Studio Tour

May 4, 2015, 5:12 PM · Hundreds of applicants lined up this afternoon at Universal Studios Hollywood to interview for jobs as tour guides on the park's soon-to-be expanded backlot Studio Tour.

Tour guide applicants

This summer, the Studio Tour is expanding to regular night-time operation for the first time ever, in addition to adding a Fast & Furious overlay that builds up to the new "Fast & Furious - Supercharged" 4D encounter at the end of the tour. We talked with creative director John Murdy (perhaps best known to fans for his work on Halloween Horror Nights) about what fans can expect on the tour this summer:

"Fast & Furious - Supercharged" debuts June 25. The Nighttime Studio Tour will run weekends between July 4 and Labor Day.

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May 4, 2015 at 7:21 PM · I still think they should do a ride version only to cut the tour time in half to around 30 to 40 minutes. The tram ride is hard to sit through. No bathroom breaks either.
May 5, 2015 at 8:52 AM · I'm very excited about the night tour. Anybody who has ever walked through a dark ride with the work lights on knows how bland it all looks compared to how wonderful theatrical lighting can make that same space look when in use. I anticipate the same thing will be true on the night time tram tour. I'm also excited to hear that projected special effects will be included. That technology can do amazing things against a blank canvas which is essentially what much of the studio tour is.
May 5, 2015 at 10:41 AM · Projection mapping on the backlot during the night tour?

You had my curiosity. Now you have my attention.

May 5, 2015 at 3:18 PM · Robert - EXACTLY!

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