Special Effects Stage

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608- Map It
Phone: (800) 864-8377

AAA Editor Notes

Special Effects Stage is in Universal Studios Hollywood. Behind the scenes is where it's at! This show reveals what it takes to make Hollywood blockbusters, including CGI, stop motion, motion capture and 3-D technology. Along the way, “minions” help showcase how “Despicable Me 2” was made.
Station: Universal City/Studio City
Hours: Park generally opens daily at 9 or 10; closing times vary. It opens at 8 on select peak dates. The Studio Tour is offered continuously; last tour departs 2 hours, 45 minutes before closing during summer.