Studio Backlot Tour
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Ever wondered how the special effects in movies are made? Want to see some of the props from Disney films or the sets from some famous movies like “Honey I Shrunk the Kids?” Want to take a tram ride into a perilous canyon of a movie set that is supposedly not being used? Well Hollywood Studios offers a thirty five minute tour that takes you behind the scenes to experience the makings of a movie. You will begin the tour by walking behind Mickey Avenue and viewing the many street buildings and experiencing a very wet demonstration of a video effect. After this walk over to the warehouse and view many of your favorite movie props! From here board the tram as it takes you down into Catastrophe Canyon, where the tram driver will tell you; “It’s okay, they haven’t used this for awhile now.” Right as he finishes an oil tanker explodes in smoke and flames and you can feel the heat from a hundred feet away! A water tower crashes to the ground as a result, and water begins pouring into the canyon, the train shakes and nearly falls over the edge as you are quickly raced out of the canyon to view its secrets!
“This tour was the best thing I did all day. We jumped on the tour and headed straight to the Warehouse, inside was a ton of props from my favorite movies! But maybe the best was the life size Alien, the one the actually used in the movie! We then headed onto a tram, where I expected to just get a ride across Hollywood Studios. Boy was I wrong! The driver took us into “Catastrophe Canyon,” he told us it was decommissioned, and then Boom! There was a massive explosion and a water tower fell, and water began pouring into the Canyon, the whole thing was spectacular! He sped us out of the canyon and showed us how it all worked. Then we began our way behind all the sets of the shows, we saw the house from “Honey I Shrunk the Kids.” To my surprise, it had no back! It was just a piece of wood sticking into the air. If your in Hollywood Studios and you can make the times of one of these tours, DO IT, its more fun than anything else you will experience at Disney."