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 Los Angeles Customer Reviews

16 Reviews
Christine Santana
Marposia, CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great family fun"
April, 2019 NEW
We had a great time.
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Steve White
Las Vegas, NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
March, 2019 NEW
Prepare for long lines
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Tip: Long lines

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Brian Platt
Fayetteville, AR
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Visit in March"
March, 2019 NEW
My wife and I loved our visit to Universal! Beautiful setting for a theme park. Excellent rides and shows. Great time of year to visit with low wait times.
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Tip: Visit at non peak times to avoid waits!

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Sara Christopher
Plymouth , UT
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
January, 2019
We all enjoyed it. Except I do have one complaint, my son 39 inches was able to ride most the rides BUt the ONLY one he really wanted to ride (despicable me) had to be 40 inches.. so they wouldn’t allow him to ride. This was very disappointing. I do know it’s for safety but a lot of the rides there require an adult or really are a bit more for taller folk. But come on... the only ride he wanted to go on and looked forward to he was rejected and sadly disappointed. Other than that. We all enjoyed ourselves. The prices in the park for food is ridiculous. Drinks aren’t terribly priced at least not to someone who is used to these tourist attractions and such.
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khushboo Gupta
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family fun filled day"
December, 2018
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Melbourne, Australia
"Universally Good"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2019 NEW
We were part of a conference that included * the train trip through the studios with great shows & effects - a must do... * a dinner in Studio 29 * some rides Good fun & the kids (or grandkids) would enjoy a whole day there!!!
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
"Lovely, yet underwhelming."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2019 NEW
Once you’ve been to the studios in Florida, this considerably scaled down version doesn’t quite cut it. Many rides were closed when we visited, and as a result this limited our activities considerably. The lower lot’s Transformers ride was closed, and the Jurassic world ride is still being built, which left the Mummy (not for me as thrill rides aren’t my bag in general). Aside from this, the Hogsmeade/Hogwarts area was good, but unfortunately the whole experience felt lacking for me. The light show failed on the first attempt, after queuing to get into the Harry Potter section for thirty minutes, then waiting another twenty for the next showing. When it did complete it was remarkable, and if you’ve never been to Florida I’m sure it’s worth it, but to pay full price for a half empty experience is a big cheat.
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"Most Fun Day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2019 NEW
The hours flew by because of all the rides we went on! Would definitely recommend spending the whole day there! The only problem was the lines so it's best to get an early start.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
"Family visit to Universal Studios "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2019 NEW
Harry Potter world was great and lived up to Mr 9s anticipation and the Transformers 3D ride was fun. There were outrageously long queues for the few rides there. There were more food places than rides or shows. And it’s on the upper end of pricey. We had high expectations of Universal Studios but we were disappointed.
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United Kingdom
"A diamond undiscovered!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2019 NEW
You must go here! The staff are some of the kindest people ever as we queued up for 4 hours for a ride and we told them and they gave us 4 fast tracks to go on 4 rides! I have been twice and they were both great and magical 🧙‍♀️!
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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.