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 San Diego Customer Reviews

12 Reviews
khushboo Gupta
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family fun filled day"
December, 2018 NEW
It is a great place to unwind, have fun and have a great day. It has rides, food, land of Harry Potter, fun fun and more fun.
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Tip: Wear comfy shoes and do not forget your camera

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Viju George
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Be a kid again!"
November, 2018
I had been to Universal Studios in Singapore and this was even better.

Great options in terms of dining, rides and entertainment.

Advise for people visiting -
1. If you want to cover all the rides and shows in one day, have a plan ready. You should reach before 10. There are some sites which give you the strategy.
2. Lots of water fountains around, stay hyderated
3. Prepare to walk a lot
4. Time your rides around shows
5. Try the single rider lane to save time
6. Do your shopping at the end
7. Eat during off peak hours.

All in all, it was a great day of entertainment. The only disappointment was that the Jurassic ride was closed.
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Sammy Amezcua
Fresno, CA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Before School Getaway"
August, 2018
Lots to Do and see was the kids first time there and we were All excited to be there, had a Great time, we will be Back
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Tip: Lots to see you need at least two days to get on all the rides

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Juan Fernando A.
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very fun"
August, 2018
Is not cheap, but is fun. Lots of things to do. Nice staff.
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Tip: Check Guest Assistance services if you travel with handicapped persons, very helpful. Check in early to have enough time to ride all the attractions.

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Jeffrey Medlock
Queen Creek, AZ
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Better thanks to Reserve Los Angeles."
July, 2018
My daughter and I had a great time at Universal but it was extremely expensive. The discount tickets we got through ReserveLA made a huge difference.
The rides were fun, but if motion simulator rides make you nauseous, this isnt the park fir you. Even the backlot tour has replaced some of their "events" with motion simulators. Wizarding world of Harry Potter and the Simpson's sections were definitely highlights.
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Tip: Bring sunscreen. Universal does a great job of providing shade, but the Southern California sun is deceptive. It doesn't feel that hot and the next thing you know your having your skin checked for melanoma.

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Jeanee T.
Diamond SPrings, CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Our Universal Studios Visit"
July, 2018
Took my granddaughter to this park. It was a blast!! We spent 9 hours at the park and still didn't quite do everything. In hindsight, it would be more economical to get the express upgrade with your package instead of at the park. But in any case, we had a lot of fun!
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Tip: Get the Express upgrade with discount offers and be prepared for all day fun!

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Monica Mancilla
Salinas , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
July, 2018
I bought 4 tickets, at a great price, all I had to do was print them and got them fast, we had an easy time getting in the park, hassle free. Thank you reservelosangeles for making it easy.
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Tip: Make sure to check your dates

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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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London, United Kingdom
"So much fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2018 NEW
I honestly had sooooo much fun @unistudios (think out of all of us) 😅. My favourite ride was the mummy ride, the whole ride is in the dark, then it also goes backwards (definitely not for the faint hearted), then the hippogriff ride was really fun too, all the other things were 3D virtual experiences which was ok but actually made me feel more sick than the rollercoasters 🤷🏻‍♀️. . The waterworld performance was incredible! You basically watch a real scene happening live, with jetskis, boats, plane crashes, fire, fighting, gun shots (not real don't worry), it was so fun even hazel watched for the whole time. . We saw lots of characters from popular films and they were all so friendly, (I know they are all acting but honestly they were all great). I could imagine how amazing it is for a child to see these characters in the flesh. I was slightly disappointed we didn't get to see the grinch 😫 but whoville looked amazzzing!!! . Make sure you get fast track passes, I know it's expensive but it's sooo worth it if you have kids. Some of the lines were 30-40 minute waits without the fast pass. Also don't bother with parking at the front of the park. We were told it's a 20 minute walk to the park entrance but it isn't! The walk through the restaurants is actually pleasant!
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Melbourne, Australia
"Not as expected "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2018 NEW
Not impressed as not colourful or crowded as I expected. I felt this place like Malaysia. Not like USA
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2018 NEW
I have visited universal in Orlando and must say that on a scale of 1-10 Orlando is a10 and lax universal is a 4... No rides for small children.. The kids toddler area is shamefully lacking.. in Orlando they have large play areas for small kids, in lax they had 1 small area with a inadequate jungle gym set.. My local park has better equipment.. The park is very small and only has like 8 main attractions... The animal show was very poor and lacked thought.. the waterworld show was great!! I also enjoyed the stunt show.. the backstage your was probably the highlight of the trip, very fun.. But in the end I feel like I didn't get enough for my money when compared to what I get in Orlando... Harry Potter world seemed to be a réplica of Orlando... No imagination to try something new and different.... The staff was very attentive and helpful...
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Melksham, United Kingdom
"Brilliant "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2018 NEW
We are a couple in our 50s and we had such a great day here, I would advise a VIP visit as you get to see behind the scenes of movie making and you get lunch, also express on all the rides. Lary was our man that took us around and he was really lovely. Will definitely do this again thank you for making our day great ❤️
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Melbourne, Australia
"Exciting and worth the visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2018 NEW
We had a great time at universal today and will be heading back tomorrow. I am travelling with a teenager and a toddler and although my daughter is too short for the rides there is still plenty for her to do. There is a large variety of food vendors in each section so you won’t have issues purchasing food and drinks. Plenty of space to sit and relax also when you need a break. The place is quite large and we only got through half of it today so will be taking a second day for the other half. There are heaps of themes areas including Harry Potter, grinch, despicable me, troll and heaps more. Wait times for rides vary but were about 30 mins today. The highlight for us was all the photos you get to take with characters and the studio tour. So much fun! If you are visiting LA this is a place you need to add to your list Easy access for families and there is pram rental if you do not want to take your own.
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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.