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Studio Backlot Tour reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Studio Backlot Tour, a tour in Streets of America at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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Posted: March 15, 2014

Once the centerpiece of the park, back when it was a working film and television studio, little remains for this backstage tour. You'll start with a short demonstration of practical (non-computer-animated) special effects inspired by Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor. Then you'll board a tram for short drive past some retired movie and theme park props, through a costume shop, and then into the highlight of the tour — a "film shoot" in Catastrophe Canyon, where your tram will be subjected to all sorts of special effects mayhem, including fire and flood.

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60 votes, so far

Time to replace this attraction with the rumored Star Wars Land. If you have limited time in the park, skip it because you won't be missing much. 3/10 - Brendan Sutton

Meh 4/10 - Jaiden Cohen

Take it out. It's been great and had its time but I wanna see the rumored cars land to take over that. - Owen Scott

This is a decent tour, but mostly for the AFI exhibit at the end. Considering the vast amount of room eaten up by this tour, they could make much better use of that space. - Sylvain Comeau

This is one of the last remaining attractions in the park that tries to explain the movie making process. Catastrophe Canyon is the highlight of the attraction. This tour sits on top of a lot of valuable real estate and if rumors are true may close to make way for something new. It's an ok attraction, see it if you have time to spare. - Manny Barron

??? - Eli G

Time to put this one out of its misery. - Sean Huckel

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