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The logo of Universal during its 75th anniversary. This was first used for Back to the Future Part III in 1990.

Universal Studios, sometimes called Universal City Studios or Universal Pictures, is the film studio behind the Back to the Future trilogy.

Universal has two theme parks located in the United States (Hollywood, California, and Orlando, Florida), and one in Japan (Osaka).

Filming locations

The scenes for downtown Hill Valley were shot at Universal Studios Hollywood on the backlot sets, while most of the indoor scenes and certain outdoor scenes were sets in Stage 12, the largest building at the studio for indoor filming.

Back to the Future: The Ride

Back to the Future: The Ride opened at Universal Studios Orlando on May 2, 1991 and closed March 30, 2007, and was replaced by the Simpsons Ride. Back to the Future: The Ride opened at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 2, 1993 and closed September 3, 2007, also replaced by the Simpsons Ride. Universal Studios Japan opened the Back to the Future ride on March 31, 2001, and it remains open with no plans for closure at this time.

In addition, Universal Studios Hollywood serves lunch and dinner at Doc Brown's Chicken restaurant, located near the former location of Back to the Future: The Ride.

Props on display

For the entertainment of fans who visit the park, Universal Studios Hollywood currently displays props from Back to the Future at various locations around the park:

  • Although the tram will not pass through Courthouse Square until it is rebuilt, the Lyon Estates entrance monuments, Biff's car, a DeLorean time machine (outfitted as of the end of the first film), a Pulse from 2015, and an Edsel from 2015 can be seen during the Backlot tour.
  • Medium-scale models of the DeLorean time machine (outfitted with railroad wheels) and the Jules Verne Train are on temporary display at The Universal Experience.
  • A smaller model of the DeLorean time machine, and Chester "Whitey" Nogura's hoverboard can be seen on the prop shelves in the first room of the Special Effects Stages.

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