Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, CA

100 Universal City PlazaUniversal City, CA 91608
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Ready to bring your favorite movies to life? Universal Studios Hollywood combines thrill, incredible special effects, and beloved characters for the ultimate movie experience. Go behind the scenes with exclusive tours of a real working movie studio or dive deep into the stories with jaw-dropping rides and shows. Minions, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Transformers, Kung Fu Panda, and more are waiting for you!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Universal City Travel Experts
  • Coolers are not permitted into the park.
  • General parking is $20 or $10 after 5:00 pm. Valet parking is also available for an additional fee.
  • Locker facilities range from $8 to $15, depending on the locker size and location.
  • Strollers, ECVs, and wheelchairs available to rent for a surcharge.
  • Purchase a Universal Express™ ticket to skip the lines for popular rides and shows.
  • "DreamWorks Theatre featuring Kung Fu Panda" now open!
  • Tickets do not include early park admission.


from Universal Studios Hollywood®
Universal Studios Hollywood®
Go behind the scenes on the world-famous Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made. Then, face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows, and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s most popular movies and TV shows.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Join Gru, his daughters and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and thrilling 3-D ride. Start your journey in Gru’s home, where you’re recruited for his latest scheme – one where you’ll become an actual Minion

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
Explore the mysteries of HogwartsTM castle, visit the shops of HogsmeadeTM, and sample fare from some of the wizarding world’s best-known establishments. Plus experience Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM and Flight of the HippogriffTM that transport you into a world of magical thrills and excitement.

Experience the Ultimate Transformers Battle! Fusing HD 3D media and flight simulation technology, TRANSFORMERSTM: The Ride-3D is an immersive, next generation thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality. Prepare for the greatest battle you’ll ever ride.

Fast & Furious – Supercharged
Hold on tight for the Studio Tour’s grand finale, Fast & Furious – Supercharged! Ride along with the all-star cast from the hit movies on an exhilarating high-speed chase that catapults you into the high-stakes underworld of fast cars. You’ll be engulfed in a world of cutting-edge, hyper-realistic special effects, including 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world’s most expansive 360-degree screens!

Get ready for another level of awesomeness at DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda, now open. Discover the all-new multi-sensory attraction using state-of-the-art visual effects and cutting-edge technology, including the first-ever interior projection mapping, 360 surround sound audio, and sweeping physical effects, to engulf you in a world of adventure. Join Master Po and more from DreamWorks’ blockbuster franchise on a thrilling journey of awesomeness destined to stimulate your senses, exercise your wit and unlock the hero within through the power of kung fu.

Kung Fu Panda ©2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. ©2018 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Studio Tour:
The world-famous Studio Tour offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking secrets. Visitors can experience the largest street movie set in Hollywood history built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg himself. Guests can see the sets from hit series and witness special effects used in blockbusters like The War of the Worlds and Universal Pictures’ King Kong.

Parking Fees:
  • General parking: $25 or $10 after 6:00 pm
  • Preferred Parking: $35 or $20 after 6:00 pm
  • Valet Parking: $20 first 2 hours, $40 over 2 hours

LEGAL: HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17) TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2017 Hasbro. © 2017 DreamWorks, LLC and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. ©2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Reserve Los Angeles Customer Reviews

5 Reviews
Judith B Reeves
Fairview PArk, OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Less than expected"
June, 2018
This amusement park focuses primarily on current movies. Hard for grandparents to relate to: Harry Potter, The Minions, Jurassic Park, etc. The rides are properly ID’d as jostling, loud sounds, flashing lights. Not especially good for family outings of varied ages. Special effects show disappointing -expected more descriptions of how SE are achieved. The lot tour was most helpful and interesting.
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Tip: Not a trip for preschoolers or those easily upset by “rough “ rides.

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Eva Sartorius
Roseburg, OR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"True magic"
May, 2018
We had a wonderful time. The staff is fantastic and wants you to have the best time ever.
Disney is cool but... U.S.H is the best.
Big shout out to guest relations; Tiffany and Mustapha. You 2 are my heros.
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Tip: Best staff on the planet.

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Reserve Los Angeles Customer
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Universal Studios discount tickets"
March, 2018
Had a great time at Universal! I love Universal Studios, over Disneyland. Awesome rides and decent lines. The discount tickets I got through Reserve Los Angeles were easy to purchase and easy to use...Can't beat saving money!
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Marie-Christine BELIME
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"The place to be"
March, 2018
Great day in this symbol of Hollywood. The place to visit if you are in LA.
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Tip: Use the priviledge parking it's the better quality price, prefer the week day to have less queue.

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Reserve Los Angeles Customer
Pasadena, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Prices Universal Tickets"
March, 2017
very easy to use my experience was very good. I will be using this service again very soon Thank you reserve Los Angeles
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Martin K
"Overrated deluxe "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
I might be a good place, but the queues makes it not worth it. Today it was 1 to 2 hours of queuing to get in to the different rides (walking dead was only 15 min, and it was not that good...) Being a family of four it is not worth about 600 dollars (including food and parking) for us to just walk around and see the shops and two attractions. The food at the Jurassic park cafe is not to recommend either. The turkey leg was dry and salt. Must say we got lucky also. As were ask to answer a survey at the entrance we got an express ticket for the universal tour. With this we skipped the 60 min queue. It was an interesting tour, but I must admit it was not very comfortable... I will not come back.
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Atlanta, Georgia
"So much fun!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
My family and I visited 2 weeks ago. The kids enjoyed the theme park! I sat out in the main area and enjoyed shopping and drinks and the live entertainers!!! Drea Rose is amazing...buy her music!
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Los Angeles, California
"Fun, Fun and More Fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
So much to do here - I feel like I needed more time, but that's definitely a good thing - there's so many fun things to do here and I can guarantee you'll have a whale of a time! Loved the Harry Potter ride - such a cool experience. Looking forward to going back!
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Meredith J
Crescent City, California
"Excellent entertainment for the family"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
we enjoyed our trip to Universal Studios. The rides were fun and the shows were entertaining. The food was okay typical for a place like this
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Rosemary S
Melbourne, Australia
"Had a horrible experience, they couldn't care less"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
This was my 5th visit, but sadly I won't be back. We were on the harry potter ride when it malfunctioned and we were left dangling upside down in the ride. People were screaming for help, a child next to us was sobbing. I suffer from vertigo. Eventually we got off the ride, staff were desperately trying to usher us out. I collapsed, had my 11 year old daughter trying to help me and was COMPLETELY ignored by staff, not even an apology for the malfunction. my daughter was so traumatised we left straight away and went back to our hotel. Paid for an express pass but only spent half the day at the park. Daughter had nightmares and then stayed in bed the next day as she was so upset. Emailed Universal to tell them of our experience, just an email to say sorry, that's it. Never, ever again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Universal Studios Hollywood®

Are guests allowed to bring food or drink items into Universal Studios Hollywood?
We offer a variety of fresh, delicious food for our guests to enjoy at restaurants and concession stands throughout our property; however, we understand that guests may need to bring outside food and drink into our Parks. Please note the following guidelines for bringing food and drink into our Parks:

Acceptable items: Bottled water, small snacks, any food required for special dietary needs, any food required for medical purposes and medically-indicated nutritional supplements, baby food/baby formula.

Prohibited items: Large coolers of food, alcohol, glass containers, hard-sided coolers, soft-sided coolers larger than 8.5” wide x 6” high x 6” deep, coolers, suitcases, and bags with wheels. Please be advised that all bags and personal items are subject to inspection.

Can guests bring coolers into the Universal Studio?
Large coolers or any large bags are not allowed. Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5" wide x 6" deep is acceptable.

Do Universal Studios tickets expire?
Yes, the expiration date is listed on the ticket. Tickets are only valid for entrance for either peak or non-peak days, please refer to the ticket description for details. 

How does my E-Ticket work?
It’s easy! Shortly after purchase, you will receive an updated admission ticket by email. Simply take your E-Ticket and click on the link to access your tickets to scan at the front gate/turnstile for entrance into the park.

Are tickets transferable? Can I give them to someone else?
No. Universal tickets are nontransferable and must be used by the same person on the reservation.

What are the parking fees?

  • General parking is $25. Parking after 6:00 pm is $10.
  • Preferred and valet parking available for additional fee.
  • Valet parking: $20 first 2 hours and $40 over 2 hours.

What are the restrictions for oversized vehicles and RV's?
If your vehicle is higher than 6’5” or if items are carried on the top or back of the car, you will be directed to outdoor, uncovered parking. Parking fees for oversized vehicles are the same as general parking. RVs, buses, and other commercial vehicles will be charged an additional fee. Overnight parking is not allowed on our property.

How long does it take to see the entire park?
If you don’t want to miss anything, we recommend that you spend a full day visiting the Park and Universal CityWalk Hollywood in the evening.

Do you have locker facilities?
Yes, lockers range from $8 to $15 depending on the size of the locker.

Can I bring my pet to the park?
Service Animals are welcome in all of our restaurant and merchandise locations, attraction queues and most other locations throughout Universal Studios Hollywood. Please stop by Guest Relations to register your Service Animal and obtain a Riders Guide. Pets, however, are prohibited from the Park and CityWalk.

Can I rent strollers and/or wheelchairs?
Yes, strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent just inside the Park, across from the Universal Studios Store. The rental fee for strollers and wheelchairs are:

  • Single Strollers – $15
  • Double Strollers – $25
  • Wheelchairs – $15
  • ECVs – $60
There is a $25.00 refundable deposit fee for wheelchair rentals.

Do I have to purchase a ticket for my baby?
Children 2 years old or younger are allowed to enter the Park for free.

What is child switch? How does it work?
At each of our attractions, we offer a “child switch” program.   If any child in your party cannot ride an attraction, one or two adults can wait with the child in the attraction’s Child Switch room. When the rest of your party returns, they switch with those who were waiting with the child, without having to wait in line again. Please ask any team member at the entrance of the attraction and they will be happy to assist you.

Is there a way to skip the attraction line?
Yes, a Front Of Line Ticket provides you with one-time priority access at each attraction and priority seating at each show, in addition to all day admission to the Park.

Do you offer the studio tour in foreign languages?
Yes!  We offer Studio Tours in both Spanish and Mandarin every day! Please visit Guest Relations for times.

Does this admission ticket include the early park admission?
No, the tickets offered on this site do not include the early park admission.

Does the park have smoking restrictions?
Yes. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas throughout the park.