CI Center

War of the Worlds

Location
Part of the Universal Studio Tour (see full page here).

The Bottom Line
Witness the devastation of an alien invasion, as seen in Stephen Spielberg’s War of the Worlds remake.

Famous For

The set pieces have been left in place since the filming of the harrowing sequence in Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds (2005). The set can also be seen in Nicki Minaj’s Fly music video.

Intensity Factor
Appropriate for all but the smallest children. Though there is bountiful destruction, including a downed plane and collapsed houses, there are no corpses of any kind anywhere on the set. Sound effects from the aircraft add realism, but don’t expect any additional explosions or attacks.

Best Views
A grand majority of the set is positioned to the left of the tram. Those on the right still get to see some suburban wreckage, but the big ticket set pieces (including the plane) sit to the left.

War of the Worlds – photo gallery