Universal Studios Hollywood
First-timers should head straight for the tram, which takes you around the soundstages in the front lot, then heads to the back lot past the crash site from War of the Worlds, vehicles from Jurassic Park, and the spooky Bates Motel from Psycho. Also prepare to face down King Kong, brave a flash flood, and survive a shark attack, a spitting dinosaur, and an 8.3 magnitude earthquake.
The best thrill ride is Jurassic Park, a gentle float through a prehistoric jungle. Revenge of the Mummy is a satisfying indoor roller coaster romp through “Imhotep’s Tomb.” Fans of the Simpsons should not miss the Simpsons Ride, where you’ll join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie as they soar high above the fictional "Krustyland" theme park in a "virtual roller coaster.” Of the live shows, Terminator 2:3-D combines live-action stunts with digital imaging, while Spider-Man Rocks is a cutesy, fast-paced musical show with aerial acrobatics.
Review by Sheila C, February 2013
Doing what: Southern California 2-Park Flex Ticket: SeaWorld and Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal was fun and exciting specially the rides and the Universal tram tour. SeaWorld is more educational and fun too. I like the animal shows from Shamu Show, Sea Lion, Dolfins and all other animals in the park. The Flex ticket is worth spending for and its discounted.
Worked very easily and was convenient for Disneyland and SeaWorld.
Review by Stephy, November 2010
Universal Studios is located in Universal City, west of Griffith Park. To get there, take the Hollywood Freeway and get off at either the Universal Center Drive or Lankershim Boulevard exits.
Snack food and drinks, including beer and margaritas, are available throughout the park. The best choices, though, are at the adjacent Universal CityWalk, a commercial fantasy promenade of restaurants, shops, bars, and entertainment venues.