Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, CA

100 Universal City PlazaUniversal City, CA 91608
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Overview

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 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 Front of Line ticket to skip the lines for popular rides and shows.
  • Tickets do not include early park admission.

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Abby S.

Never a better treat than having a frozen Butterbeer in the Wizarding World. Go after 5pm for fewer crowds. We were able to enjoy our favorite attractions over and over again!

Description

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Universal Studios Hollywood®
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood move experience!

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.

TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride-3D:
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!

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 6PM
  • Preferred Parking: $35 or $20 after 6PM
  • 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

Reserve Los Angeles Customer
Pasadena, CA
1 Review
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"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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Ripitup2014
Manchester, United Kingdom
"Great Place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
Wow, well worth the visit. Had a great day, lots and lots of differant things to see and do. Will go again
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BigDig14
Vancouver, Canada
"Good times, thanks in part to small lineups"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2017 NEW
Three of us visited on a weekday in November. Small crowds, so we were able to see most of the attractions, and enjoyed most of them. Mummy was voted the best ride, Hogwarts was also favourite, due in part to the fantastic design of the town and castle. Studio tour was kitschy but cute and fun. If each ride had had an hour-long line, I don’t think it would have been worth it, though. Food was, well, as expected, limited options, not very good, and a bit expensive. Glad we went, but can’t imagine ever going back.
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VeteranWorldTravellr
Vancouver
"A great reliable theme park experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2017 NEW
One of the two main theme parks in LA (the other being Disneyland), this is always worth a visit when we’re in town. I was excited to see that they’ve opened the new Harry Potter area of the park (Hogsmeade & Hogworts), and they’ve added a fast & furious component to the studio tour. The Harry Potter area is pretty much exactly the same as the original in Universal Studios Orlando, except that they do not have the second Diagon Alley area (due to space restrictions). Never the less, as a Harry Potter fan this is a must see part of the visit (and bring your wallet for those little extra purchases). I gave this review 4 out of 5 because I wish Universal would investment more in renewing the rest of the park. 90% of the attractions have not changed for 20 years+ (e.g., Jurassic Park). Unlike Disneyland, Universal Studios is a 1 day visit and I would recommend getting one of the Fastpass options. Even in November there were a lot of people there, although the lineups didn’t exceed an hour on any rides. In the summer it’s a must to get fastpass. As with Disney, you need to carefully plan your day here to avoid unneccesary wait times and to be able to catch the scheduled shows like Waterworld. Prices are roughly on par with Disney, meaning its not going to be a cheap outing. That being said, this is one of the top destinations in LA for tourists. So enjoy.
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Dan Y
Richmond, Canada
"Brings Out The Kid In You!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2017 NEW
We have visited both Universal in Florida and this one in California several times. There certainly is something about theme parks that bring out the best kid in you when you are walking around the grounds smelling the carnival food and listening to all the theme park music and sounds of kids enjoying themselves. When we 1st arrived we were greeted by a staff member who tried to sell us on VIP tickets which included a tour, lunch and fast lane passes. They were $309 per person! My advice is NOT to go for it. He did try very hard to pressure us but I wasn't having any of that since I could feel his desperation in trying to close the sale to hit his quota. Regular entrance fee at this time of this review was $129.00 u.s. to enter park. The next price was $189 to bypass the line ups but only for 1 time for each ride ( you cannot use the pass more than once for the same ride) . Then the unlimited bypass line up pass would cost $209 which allows you to ride any ride as many times as you would like. It is worth spending the money for at least the $189 to save you from waiting approx. an hour for each ride. The Harry Potter Hogswarts theme is amazing, you almost feel like you are in the UK somewhere in the winter with all the snow on the roof tops. If you get motion sickness then this Harry Potter ride will get you in most cases! Another great ride was The MUMMY! My wife says this was the best ride in the park and went several times. I do not do many rides because I do get the motion sickness so if any of you need to know what you can or can't ride feel free to ask. We did go on the Studio tour which takes approx. 1 hour but it is well worth it. They have added two new attractions in the tour which is the Fast and Furious and King Kong, I will not spoil it so you can experience it yourself! OK enjoy!
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Kitta2
Gold Coast, Australia
"Well spent day..."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2017 NEW
Glad we decided to go in spite of our back issues. it was a Saturday. Arrived early to beat the crowd. Free shuttle from Universal station came in very handy. Had a great time . Did almost every ride. HP and the Forbidden Journey, Olivanders , Trans formers - 3D ride and many more. Walking Dead is nothing much. At the Jurassic Park expected more dinosaurs. Unexpected drop at the end. Best way to cool off on a hot summer day. Not forgetting the characters while walking. Studio tour is a must. Make sure to be there on time for Waterworld and Animal Actors. Highly recommend the Waterworld show for excitement & enjoyment. At the end had a nice walk along universal city-walk Definitely the Entertainment Capital of LA. Be there and see for yourself how incredible it is..
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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.