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 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.
  • 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!


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Universal Studios Hollywood®
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood movie 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.

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 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.

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Pasadena, CA
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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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"Universal Studios, LA"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
Nice place and one needs to take a 3 day pass to really enjoy the visit. One day pass is good as well but could prove to be hectic. Prefer single person lane for rides instead of family lane, which has long wait.
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"Universal studios Hollywood "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
We had a fantastic time, from start till finish, the Harry Potter experience was amazing, so was transformers, all the rides and shows we seen were great, we ended with the stage tour of different sets, it was a fantastic day, highly recommend it 😁
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Cincinnati, Ohio
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
Loved the universal theme studio...King Kong and transformers rides are great and may do..also jurassic.water ride...don't miss
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"It isn't called "front of the line", heads up"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
I was excited to take my hubby to Universal since he'd never been there. I was confused after researching about the whole "front of the line' pass as, once I was looking at tickets, the site only listed "express" and "unlimited" express. So, what I gathered is that if you buy the EXPRESS (and the prices vary by the day you want to go and demand, I guess - so if your dates aren't firm you may want to see what different dates cost) it entitled you to a ONE TIME use to get to the head of the line. The unlimited is for going on it as much as you want, as the title suggests. My thoughts are this: if you buy tickets online at Universal, and get there seriously at 30 min BEFORE you need to be there (which is one hour before opening for online ticket purchasers), you will NOT be using that express pass for a while. You will get onto the Hogwarts rides pretty quickly, and then to the upper level rides quickly (minions and simpsons) and probley not need it - we were there on MLK weekend which is supposedly so busy and were totally fine. I think the longest we waited was about 7-8 minutes at the Simpsons, which happens because until the lower level opens an hour later there isn't much else to do so most folks who leave hogwarts go there or the minions. Whew!! So, don't get unlimited unless you are (a) super rich and don't care but don't want to be in a VIP tour (it really is a "tour" folks), or (b) you honeslty think you have kids that will want to get on a 3-5 min ride over and over and over. Um. doubtful. Ok...moving on.... Parking is awesome for those of us getting there early! Look for the elevator. You park and walk through City Walk, which is a lot of stores on either side, all closed early, and then you will see the front of Universal. You can go through security (they will wand you, search bags, etc) and wait around until you are let in if you want. Real easy. Get the App! It saved my butt with knowing when the shows are because we didn't want to stay past 330pm and realized the Waterworld (my fav) was the one we had to rush to, leaving the animal actors one! It is also cool cos you can check off your itinerary items, type A folks!! lol We are whatever. Frankly, I didn't care enough to plan our food. We ate a variety of things - hot dog, cinnabun, butter beer (eh, just ok - do the frozen), and beer (which was good and there is a variety). So, we held out pretty much until we left to go eat at Portos in Burbank (omg best place ever) instead of there. But, that being said, we were in Three Broomsticks in Hogwarts for beer and the food looks PRETTY INCREDIBLE for an amusement park. If I had been hungry for a meal there I would have chosen that place. And lots of seating. We had a perfect day, granted, so not sure when it is super hot or cold (fyi) as a lot of seating is outside, but they do have heaters outside seating, so it should be fine. Yes, food is expensive! No surprise to anyone, right? Um..........Jurasic was closed but It looks just as described. Lower lot isn't all that much to see or do, although Mummy was my favorite ride for sure!! I found it to be so much smaller than the upper lot, so you will see it quickly. Ditto all those who say to sit in third car of tour - but I don't think seats matter so much. Those near the edge see better but get water (sprinkles- not bad). Have a great time - we did and I loved it!!
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Tacoma, Washington
"1 day Family fun at Universal"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
We really struggled with planning to do either 1 day or 2 days at Universal.Cost wise it's a better deal to do 2 days but we would have to pay for transportation twice,so we decided to just do one day.This was a great desision...there really isn't enough to do for multiple days so unless you are staying locally then 1 day is great.We started with the Harry Potter area and we are so glad we did.The Journey ride is absolutly amazing and the crew was wonderful!We had a child switch which made it possible for me to wait with our little one while the rest of our party ride and then as soon as they are done we switch and I literally walked right on..love this!They even have a nice waiting area for you to wait with your little one .The frog choir is a must see and the butterbeer a must try..so thankful for a employee at one of the carts who let me know we could also order the butterbeer in the 3broom restaurant and have lunch so we did.This was a great option for our family to not have to wait in the long lines for a drink then go in for lunch .We loved the food at the 3broomsticks restaurant and we ordered 3 differant ways of butterbeer,regular,frozen and hot...all good!We also picked up postcards from the owl store and they were so nice to postmark them all from hogsmead for free!The studio tour was good but because it was a holiday not a lot was happening but it was still a nice tour.The ending was the fast and the furious part and something must have happened because we were unable to see it so that was a bummer.Afterwards we decided to head to the lower lot to do the transformers and Jurassic world.We experienced our first frustration with the Jurassic world ride when we told them we had a child switch and a handicap.They said we had to have a handicap card for a time slot to come back which we had not been told until then and the child switch needed a card and that we could go to the American express office to get those.Following the ride we went there and were told we only needed a handicap one and not a child switch.Frustrating but the American express office was really nice and handled it well and offered us water.We then finished the transformers ride and headed back up.We also attended the inside stunt show and I would not recommend if you have young ones.They did a horror part that made me wish we would have skipped this one.Overall it was a very fun,expensive day but worth doing for 1 day.Also pack some kindness because the group of tourist we encountered here were some of the rudest.
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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.