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  • Address: 1000 Universal Center Drive
  • Hours: Hours vary throughout the year, check their Park Hours Calendar
  • Admission: Adult: starting at US$77, Children (under 48

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Universal Studios Hollywood

One of the world’s oldest continuously operating movie studios, Universal Studios Hollywood presents an entertaining mix of thrill rides, live action shows, and a tram ride. It’s also one of the largest theme parks, and it cleverly integrates the shows and rides with behind-the-scenes presentations on movie-making.

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.”

Practical Info

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.

Tours & Tickets

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Universal Studios Hollywood General Admission Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 232 Reviews

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, ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $94.99

Universal Studios Hollywood with Transport

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Experience the magic of Hollywood on a fun-filled visit to Universal Studios Hollywood! Go behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows on the ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.99

Universal Studios Hollywood and Movie Stars' Homes Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Get in on the action on this super tour that combines the Movie Stars' Homes Tour with a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood. You'll be seeing stars and ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $190.00

The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 198 Reviews

Immerse yourself in a full day of movie-making magic with a specially trained guide as you discover the Universal Studios Hollywood℠ the general public ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $358.99

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