Very early morning on Sunday, June 1, there was a major fire at Universal Studios in Universal City, Ca. The fire was contained to the studio backlot only. None of the theme park rides and attractions were impacted.
2. How much of the studio was destroyed?
The fire was contained to one section of the backlot. Less than 1% of Universal’s 391 acres was affected. Sadly, New York Street and the King Kong attraction were lost, but the iconic courthouse on Courthouse Square and half of the buildings facing the square were saved.
3. Is Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk open for business?
Universal Studios Hollywood, including the Studio Tour and CityWalk is open for business.
4. How will the guest experience be affected with loss of King Kong attraction and New York street sets?
There will be little impact to the guest experience since filming changes daily on the backlot. Every Studio Tour visit to the backlot is different. Production will continue on the backlot and guests will continue to have an authentic working Hollywood experience.
5. Will guests be able to see fire impacted areas?
Yes, because of where the fire was situated on the backlot, it will be unavoidable to guests experiencing the Studio Tour.
6. Is air quality safe?
Air quality concerns have been assessed by multiple agencies conducting samplings of the entire Studio, theme park and CityWalk locations. The theme park and City Walk have been cleared for normal business operations.
7. Will Universal Studios Hollywood offering any price reductions during this transition.
Universal Studios Hollywood will continue to offer its guests access to thrilling rides and attractions including its newest virtual roller coaster adventure, The Simpsons Ride along with such popular attractions as Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster and Jurassic Park—The Ride. Guests can visit our website at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com to take advantage of any regularly offered promotions.