Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family. Explore Universal Studios backlot on the legendary Studio Tour. Then face the action head on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. End your day with the energy and excitement of Universal CityWalk. All this and much more. Only at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • BCShel
    Kelowna, Canada265 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Universal BLEW my mind!
    WOW - I had no idea how much I would enjoy this visit. My daughter and I visited LA in August 2023. This was my second visit to Universal Studios, my first being 42 years ago. We were fortunate to be able to do the VIP tour and wow, we’re we spoiled. Our guide was AMAZING and made the day so special for us, thank you Libni! Not waiting in line made the cost of this ticket worth every penny. We were able to do every ride in the park (some twice) and see the Waterworld show. As an adult I work with technology and user experience so this made the trip so great for me. The attention to detail in each park area blew my mind. From Moaning Myrtle in the HP bathroom to beers at Moe’s place I was spellbound. We arrived at 10:30 and were treated to breakfast, vegan and vegetarian options were available. Lunch was also full of vegan, and vegetarian choices. Libni was so good to us, he made sure our bags were safe while we rode the rides, and made sure we had a fulsome experience in the park. He really seems to enjoy his job, which made my day even better. We left the park at 9 pm after a full day of fun. Uber was easy to get to and from the park from our hotel. I would return again and I would do the VIP tour if affordable, it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
    We're so happy to hear such a well thought out and happy review of your visit to our Park! Thank you for the play-by-play of your day. We're always so thrilled when our Guests get excited about the small details we implement to enhance the Guest experience. Thank you for keeping us motivated to continue brining movies to life. We would be honored to see you again!
    Written 5 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Laura
    London, United Kingdom1,091 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get express tickets!
    We visited on Sunday 10th September 2023 and paid for express tickets which was the best decision we could have made. We queue jumped every ride apart from Mario Kart as they don’t allow it on this ride and we were there from open to close. If we didn’t pay for express we would not have had the time to go on all the rides, this was just our experience and perhaps it is quieter on weekdays. We really enjoyed the studio tour and found this so interesting to see all the film sets etc and would recommend it. Hogsmeade was the absolute highlight for me. The prices that universal charge are high especially parking ($30 standard or $50 preferred) and all the food options inside the park, but this is just to be expected. About 95% of the rides are 3D experiences/simulator rides but that is what universal is all about. There’s quite an extensive choice of places to eat, we had lunch at Cletus Chicken Stack which was standard fast food (the corn on the cobs are awful!) it was a really hot and humid day so we were purchasing a lot of bottled water which were $5 each. We were disappointed that the stranger things ride was not open but read somewhere it’s only open at certain times ie Halloween. Overall we did have a great day, albeit expensive, and glad that we got to experience it but wouldn’t necessarily feel the need to go again.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • WendyG
    Noblesville, Indiana5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    VIP Experience is best with Anna as your guide!
    Took my Grandson for his 13th birthday. We flew in, stayed at the Sheridan Universal Hotel and did the VIP EXPERIENCE at Universal Hollywood. Anna was our guide and she was FANTASTIC! She was friendly, informative and all of the attractive employees knew her and said how great she was. Our experience was enhanced by having her be the one to take us on the tour. The VIP Experience is well with it and includes a great meal at Moulin Rouge.
    Thank you for celebrating your Grandson's 13th birthday with us at Universal Studios Hollywood! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that your VIP Tour Guide Anna made it memorable. We have forwarded your comments to their direct management team so that she may receive the proper Kudos she deserves. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Written 31 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • SunandMarg
    Vancouver, Canada210 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As I remember it
    Overall, we enjoyed our trip to Universal Studios Hollywood. The rides did not disappoint. My family enjoyed the restaurants and snacks. Unfortunately, there was very few options for gluten-free food, so I was unable to get any food. Even after help from customer service. They say there is gluten-free options, but I recommend bringing your own, because nothing is coeliac friendly. We loved the back lot tour, it’s as awesome as I remember it as when I was a child.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 October 2023
  • GlobalTravelerA
    118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A special shout-out to Jennifer
    We bought tickets to both daytime and horror night. While I specifically asked questions over a phone regarding the transition from daytime session to horror night, the information provided to me was not accurate. When I walked up to the entrance for The Exorcist, the agent was helpless, but Jennifer who the initial agent talked was way more than being helpful. She clearly understood the situation, the information I was given originally was not accurate/confusing, and she offered to walk to the Guest Relations office with us all the way to clear the issues. My family appreciated her helpfulness and politeness to make our experience @ USH so much better!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Jemkh
    Melbourne, Australia719 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came here to reinvent my childhood
    With the recent opening of Mario World, this place was pumping! Recommend heading here first in the morning to secure a booking at Toad’s cafe. Ride times can get extreme but the entire park is manageable in a day!
    Hi Jem! It's wonderful to hear that you were able to revisit your childhood by experiencing our SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ area at our Park! Thank you for the great tips on how to make the most of your one-day visit. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 14 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 November 2023
  • james96
    London, United Kingdom294 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible
    Incredible! Was nervous to see if it would live up to Orlando’s Universal studios and it definitely did! Love the layout with the upper and lower lots, but best experience out of everything was the studio tour bus through the movie sets. I can’t remember the name of the young lady that was our tour guide, but she was amazing! Very informative but also very comical too! It was great, could have spent all day just going through the sets!
    Hello James! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our World Famous Studio Tour! Our Studio Tour is our stand-out attraction, completely unique to our Park. Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 14 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 November 2023
  • Tom G
    19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive, but worth it. Get the express tickets if you can.
    The studio tour was the highlight, although I was disappointed we didn't see any actual current filming. The rides are decent enough, although the lack of space means most are 3-D rather than traditional rollercoasters. We got the express tickets and didn't regret it all, it was a weekday but some queues were 30 minutes, yet we walked right on every time. It meant we could do and see everything in a 6 hour day.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 November 2023
  • Sammy
    Darwin, Australia368 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adults to teens had a great day!
    We were a party of 8 and purchased the VIP tickets. We were greeted by Tyler who had exceptional customer service skills and our tour guide was Owen who was happy, passionate & full of knowledge. Upon arrival we had access to a light breakfast which was great as we’d not eaten. Our group included 4 others we didn’t know, which wasn’t a problem. Owen was our guide from 9-4pm. Before Owen departed he ensured we had all the information we needed and he’d answered any questions the group had. A buffet lunch was included which everyone enjoyed and it was nice to have some time out from the crowd. Following lunch we toured the studio. We expected to see something being filmed, which wasn’t the case. Following the studio tour, we returned to the park. I cannot comment on value for money as someone else in the group organised the tickets and I have not frequented a lot of parks. Not waiting in line was a bonus.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 December 2023
  • Hockie69
    Singapore, Singapore358 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Theme park for the movie goers
    Huge crowd on a holiday period means long qeue on the ride, best to get an express lane pass for tourist . Studio ride was 1hour to interesting place and movie sets and 2 motion ride on the bus itself was nice. Harry Potter was crowded always
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
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Ottermom
Sioux Falls, SD83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me say this is not cheap. Because it was June the price jumped to $449/pp. That being said it was worth every penny. We were only spending one day at Universal and the to do list my son had was long. Reasons it is worth the cost if you don’t have a lot of time.

1. It closes fairly early at 8pm during the week.

2. Your guide will take you to the front of the line for all the rides. Even past fast pass people. This is the ONLY way not to wait forever for the Mario ride. Also great with HP rides.

3. Your studio tour allows you to get off in areas that aren’t shown in the regular tour. It also will end up being a much longer tour. Next time we are thinking VIP but join up with the group after the studio tour since we will have already done it before. There are special 60th anniversary areas that will end in August.

4. You have a private lounge area you can use and get bottled water, juice, etc. at. This was nice as a quiet place to just rewind a bit. I was surprised at what they called “snacks”. It was sandwiches, fresh fruit, sweets, etc. Basically we had lunch there.

5. The buffet for dinner was nice. There were several options for everyone from prime rib to chicken strips & vegetarian. That being said some were a little dry but that tends to happen on buffets. It was still much better than standing in line for basically over priced fast food.

6. You get your VIP lanyard right away, so you can do rides, etc. on your own before your tour. We just used that time to do character photo ops instead.

The drawbacks are: not much time to do the HP world if you have wands, etc. I think that could be several hours itself. No character meet & greets. We did a mid-morning tour, earlier in morning might be better. We rode every ride except for Despicable Me. We did have time on our own & got in our character photos.
Written 16 June 2024
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mick B
212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice day at the park. We where there on a monday, did not need a fast pass. Great food offerings and lots of nice rides and attractions.
Written 14 June 2024
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Linda C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What a fantastic day out for both young & old. The Studio tour is a must do first as it gives you an insight into the history of the studio productions & it's stars, as well as a few thrills along the way. Around every corner there were jaw dropping sights to see, especially in the wonderful world of Harry Potter.
Anyone travelling to Los Angeles must visit Universal Studios......you won't regret it!
Written 14 June 2024
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Ernie S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first time using this website to buy tickets. It was fast, easy and I was very satisfied with the outcome. 👍🏽 . Highly recommend.
Written 13 June 2024
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Barry C
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Jurassic World was absolutely worth the price of admission! It was the ride I was most excited about, and it definitely lived up to the hype. The experience was incredible, and I wasn't disappointed at all.
Written 12 June 2024
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jess
Prestwich, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great day at Universal and would really recommend the early access tickets. This allowed us to enter the park an hour early and take loads of photos while it was very quiet. We also got to go on the Harry Potter rides all by ourselves twice before it opened for general admission! Well worth it!
Written 10 June 2024
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Jonathan A
Seattle, WA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Buy the gold pass, OMG how can I stress this enough. Our kid love the Gru lair by my favorites was the Simpsons. The other place was mid but I heard that Hogwards is wonderful too
Written 9 June 2024
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Denise
Chicago Heights, IL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was such a great experience for our first visit ever. The attractions were both fun and exciting. Would we go again, most definitely!!
Written 9 June 2024
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Angelica
West Hollywood, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Had a fantastic time with the family! Universal Studios in LA offers a variety of attractions that keep you entertained throughout. Highly recommended!
Written 6 June 2024
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MargieV611
Everton Park, Australia236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What a experience, expensive to purchase however well worth the money, well looked after, Breakfast and buffet lunch provided. Skip the lines and saw so much because of the VIP experience. Highly recommend doing Universal studios on this tour. Our guide Danny was amazing with great knowledge of the studios.
Written 6 June 2024
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