Universal Studios, sometimes called Universal City Studios or Universal Pictures, is the film studio behind the Back to the Future trilogy.
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
In addition, Universal Studios Hollywood served lunch and dinner at Doc Brown's Chicken restaurant, which was located near the location of Back to the Future: The Ride. The restaurant opened on June 2, 1999, closed on January 6, 2014, and was replaced by Cletus' Chicken Shack.
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.