01 June 2008

Burning Universal Studios

A couple of years ago I visited L.A. with friends, and we checked out Universal Studios. We took the tour, which included the cheesy-but-fun King Kong attraction.

That part of the tour was destroyed by fire this morning. The same fire damaged the town hall clocktower from the Back to the Future set, and damaged over 40,000 reels of film (fortunately, there are duplicates in another location--someone was awake during the "Make Backups" lecture at film school).

Tourist attractions have had a hard time of it lately.

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