Universal Studios Hollywood and Theme Park- Los Angeles, California
Universal studios Hollywood is considered one of the oldest film and tv studios of America that are still in working. The studio is situated on a park and was visited by 6 million people in 2013, thus ranking it at around 17th in America and 9th in North American parks.
The Universal studios started working in early 1900’s. Initially the Hollywood studio was opened for public on 0.05$ price that included a lunch box with chicken inside. The move was later restricted in 1930s.
After the Universal studios was bought by Music Corporation of America, accountants suggested to build it into an attractive destination to lure in more profit.
The universal studios was then turned into an attractive destination in 1964 where people would be given a sneak peek into movie making and dress rooms were put on display. Due to high level of interest by the public the place turned into a full blown theme park the same year with the addition of rides and coasters.
Today the backlit of the universal studios still exist but is overshadowed by the high tech rides that the universal studio Hollywood offers to the public.
The park has many resorts and restaurants including Sheraton. It has witnessed around nine fires since its beginning the greatest was in 2008 that gave a hefty recover price of $50million. In the fire around 40,000 archives of the universal studios was damaged. The firefighting incident was caused by a welding worker who accidentally set the studio on fire.
However, Universal studios said that everything was replaceable and nothing irreplaceable was destroyed.