Theme Park in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood

Explore film sets and thrilling rides at Universal Studios Hollywood, enjoy shows, dining, and seasonal events for all ages.

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Universal Studios Hollywood in California stands out as a premier destination for entertainment, offering a blend of thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Visitors can immerse themselves in the worlds of some of their favorite movies and TV shows, with attractions like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the world-famous Studio Tour giving a unique behind-the-scenes look at movie-making.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Dive into the magical world of Harry Potter at this themed area. The signature ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, takes visitors through iconic locations from the series. For a high-speed adventure, Flight of the Hippogriff is a family-friendly roller coaster that spirals and dives around Hagrid's pumpkin patch. Don't forget to stop by Ollivanders for a wand pairing experience, where the wand chooses the wizard.

Studio Tour

The World-Famous Studio Tour is a must-see experience where you can explore authentic film sets and sound stages used in over 8,000 movies and television shows. This guided tour offers an insider’s peek into the film-making process and includes encounters with sets from 'Psycho' and 'War of the Worlds,' as well as a jaw-dropping experience with King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson.

Jurassic World - The Ride

Experience the thrill of Jurassic World - The Ride, an exciting aquatic adventure where you come face-to-face with the colossal Indominus rex and other prehistoric creatures. The ride climaxes with an exhilarating 84-foot water drop, which is guaranteed to drench thrill-seekers.

Shows and Entertainment

Universal Studios Hollywood presents an array of shows such as WaterWorld – a live-action stunt show based on the film, featuring breathtaking stunts and special effects on water. Additionally, visitors can enjoy Universal’s Animal Actors, showcasing the talents of a menagerie of trained animals.

Dining in the Park

The park offers a variety of dining options to suit all tastes. At The Three Broomsticks, savor British-inspired dishes like fish and chips or the Great Feast. For a quick bite, Springfield, USA delights guests with iconic "Simpsons"-themed foods such as Krusty Burgers and Lard Lad Donuts.

Navigating Crowds

To manage wait times for attractions, consider purchasing Universal Express tickets which provide one-time express access to each ride, attraction, and seated show. It's also advisable to download the Universal Studios Hollywood mobile app for real-time updates on wait times and show schedules.

Child-Friendly Attractions and Areas

For families with young children, Super Silly Fun Land is an outdoor family play zone inspired by Despicable Me’s Minions, complete with water features for warm days. DinoPlay offers an interactive space for kids to explore and uncover dinosaur fossils.

Shopping and Merchandise

Take home a piece of Hollywood with unique souvenirs from one of the many shops. From The Universal Studio Store offering park-exclusive merchandise to Honeydukes with its array of sweets from the Harry Potter universe, there are plenty of options for shopping enthusiasts.

Seasonal Events and Celebrations

Universal Studios Hollywood hosts special events throughout the year such as Halloween Horror Nights filled with scare zones, mazes, and shows. During December, holiday magic transforms the park with festive decorations and entertainment, including Grinchmas with a Who-tacular celebration in Seuss Landing.

Accessibility for All Guests

The park is committed to accommodating guests with disabilities. Most attractions, shows, and dining areas are accessible to all guests. Service animals are welcome, and rental wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles (ECVs) are available. For detailed information on services for guests with disabilities, visit Guest Relations upon arrival at the park.

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