Dates: 2003 – 2013
Added to Universal’s stock of standing sets, this replica of a community park was constructed in 2003 for the Will Ferrell soccer comedy “Kicking and Screaming”. It featured a full-size soccer field, baseball diamond and clubhouse structures.
The area was paved and converted into a roadway in late 2013 / early 2014 as part of the expansion of parking at the theme park for the Harry Potter opening. It eventually lived up to its name and became a freeway…
The area provided a well-screened open space which is not on the usual tram routes. This seclusion made the location popular with directors of high-profile projects who wanted to stay away from prying eyes (and lenses).
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Seen on Screen: Universal Studios Hollywood [Freeway]
|Kicking and Screaming [Feature Film]||2005||Jesse Dylan|
|Colonial Street and Freeway Park. Interiors were shot on Stage 20.|
|Heroes [TV Series]||2006-2010||Tim Kring|
|Little Europe (as India), Freeway Park (Season 4), Stage 33, Stage 34, Stage 37, Stage 43|
|Old Mexico and Elm Street (fire) (Season 2, Episode 8)|
|Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Feature Film]||2008||Steven Spielberg|
|Falls Lake, Old Mexico (as Peru), Freeway Park, Stage 27 [Cemetary where Indy and Mutt find the Crystal Skull], Stage 29 [Indy's house]|