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02-12-2005, 10:56 AM
Universal Studios Hollywood Press Release


Universal Studios Hollywood Adds Movie Sets From Steven Spielberg's 'War of the Worlds' to Its World-Famous, Behind-the-Scenes Studio Tour



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 9 -- The original movie sets from Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film, "War of the Worlds," are the latest feature to be added to Universal Studios Hollywood behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the theme park's signature attraction which immerses guests in the authentic Hollywood experience.

Guests aboard the popular Studio Tour tram ride will traverse a key scene from "War of the Worlds," depicting a small town devastated by an elaborately choreographed 747 jetliner crash. The town's facade is dramatically surrounded by wreckage and debris resulting from a Martian attack.

In addition, Studio Tour guests will get up-close views of other movie sets located along the landscape that adjoins the "War of the Worlds" sets. These include the dinosaur-destroyed research laboratory compound from "Jurassic Park: The Lost World," the snow-covered town of Whoville from "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and the Psycho house and Bates motel from the classic thriller, "Psycho."

The world-renowned Studio Tour takes guests on a 45-minute journey through Universal's 415-acres of movie making magic. Highlights include a vast array of sets, themed streets, soundstages and facades featured in thousands of motion and television productions as well as signature special effects attractions such as "Earthquake," King Kong," Flash Flood" and "Jaws."

Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" is a contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells' groundbreaking science fiction classic, which reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive. The film opens nationwide on June 29, 2005.

Universal Studios Hollywood offers print-at-home ticketing, available exclusively at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com, designed to maximize guest convenience with immediately redeemable tickets that enable guests to print tickets at home, bypass the theme park ticket booths and proceed directly to the park's entrance upon arrival.

Universal Studios Hollywood (www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com) is a world-class theme park and entertainment destination. Situated upon 415-acres, Universal Studios combines an authentic working movie and television studio with cutting-edge experience that employs the latest in state-of-the-art technologies. Universal Studios Hollywood includes Universal CityWalk, featuring an eclectic variety of dining, shopping and live entertainment venues, an 18-screen movie complex and the 6,200-seat Universal Amphitheatre.

Universal Studios Hollywood (www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com) is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com), Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal.

NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the No. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.