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Universal Studios Hollywood

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  • Karina F.
    Karina FloresAugust 19
    Fast pass is so worth it, get it if you can. Top 3, H.P. Forbidden journey, Simpson's & the mummy. Skip shrek 4-D, kids will enjoy it though. And check out Laika display of stop motion puppets
    Upvoted Oct 23
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GarciaJuly 25, 2015
    Parking can be a bit confusing. Arriving right at opening and taking advantage of single rider lines (aka no lines) will get you far! It's possible to do every attraction in the park in one day!
    Upvoted Oct 23
  • Ruby H.
    Ruby HowardSeptember 29, 2015
    This is my favorite theme park that I've been to. There's more to see and do than just rides but the rides that are there are REALLY fun! Definitely go for a couple days!
    Upvoted Oct 23
  • Michael M.
    Michael MednickOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    King Kong 360 3D and Transformers 3D are worth the wait. Don't like long lines? use the single rider line. You can get right on in no time. Waterworld is a must see. It never gets old. See it at night
    Upvoted Oct 23
  • Karen D.
    Karen DoJanuary 22, 2014
    TRANSFORMER ride is THE BEST! Kids love it & it's also nice that they make it easy to get photo ops with Magatron & Optimus! Get to the park early & make a beeline here before going on anything else.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Sherry R.
    Sherry RenJuly 6, 2015
    Buy a minion sipper and you can have a huge cup of soda for free which will pretty much last you for the day. If not, any refills will be $0.99 each time so if you plan to buy one, buy early.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Rustem F.
    Harry Potter attractions are really fun and entertaining. They paid a lot of attention to small details. Lines are pretty long though.
    Upvoted Oct 17
  • Jan O.
    Jan ORMay 15, 2015
    Great fun! My favourites were Springfield and Studio Tour. Have enough time to visit the attractions and rides. Expect to wait 30-45 minutes to the popular attractions. Summertime probably more.
  • Edmond W.
    Edmond WongDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go early... Go directly to the lower lot and go on all of the rides there. Best rides are on the lower lot (transformers, the mummy and Jurrasic Park). Then go back to the upper lot and back lot tram
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Lucas
    LucasAugust 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Try getting here early. You'll beat the crowds and get a lot of rides done. Especially Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, one of the best rides in the park!
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Maxim K.
    Maxim KazantsevMarch 22, 2014
    Studio tour is awesome, if you complete all the rides and you still have some time left, take the tour again - it will worth it, every guide is not the same.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • James P.
    James ParkerJune 14, 2012
    What a great day out loved the tour and the 3d king kong part. The new transformers ride is amazing. Very shocked there wasn't any wifi in the whole park.
  • Murat
    MuratMarch 26, 2015
    Great fun! Take all the rides, watch the shows and have great time. You may really get wet at WaterWorld. Mummy (ride) is the least interesting. Simpsons, Minions and Transformers rides are amazing!
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • THE Z WORLD Z.
    THE Z WORLD ZAHRANSeptember 25
    Get a free map and plan your rides accordingly. If your solo there is a shorter line, so you done spend a lot of time inline. If your at the entrance by 10am you can do all the rides by closing time.
  • Diego G.
    Diego GomezDecember 29, 2012
    I recommend to do the studio your early in the morning so you don't get insane long lines in the afternoon. The burgers at Hollywood grill are great, must try.!
  • ♡ QB
    ♡ QBAugust 25, 2015
    You must save a day for it and come early to enjoy the sickest rides.Mummy is a disappointment but the Jurassic Ride is amazing. Dont leave before taking the studio tour also and go single-u dont wait
  • DJ R.
    DJ RydeenMay 15, 2015
    With all the renos going on right now, the studio tour is shorter. The Waterworld stunt show is definitely worth seeing, but make sure you get a seat in the back - unless you enjoy being drenched.
  • Marvin A.
    Marvin AndujarJuly 6, 2013
    Great place! The transformers 3D ride is a must try. Also get a minion cup from one of the stores :-). Plus its a great place for a family trip. I give this place 4.5 out 5.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonMay 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are visiting Venice Beach beforehand, stop by at the Costco nearby. Season passes are like fifteen dollars cheaper than even the one time general admission at the gates.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Mary Hobb J.
    Go early about one pm or earlier gets so crowded you can't get around. We went at 10:30am and left at five. And still didn't get to see every thing. It would take two or three days to see it all.
  • Maha A.
    Maha AbdullahSeptember 11
    It's a bit different from the one in Florida there is no roller coasters here. But i really enjoyed it I loved the Jurassic park especially the new game and the walking dead OMG I almost died their 😆
  • mizz l.
    mizz linJune 15
    The wand shop inside the Harry Potter town is a huge hit. Also don't miss the Studio tour , you can see Wisteria Lane , Fast & Furious props etc
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • J
    JFebruary 11
    When it opens quickly run to the other level to finish the rides to avoid the queue. Studio tour should be done last because the queue there moves quickly anyway.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Shalimar M.
    Shalimar MalikNovember 5, 2015
    You can't come to LA without passing by universal studios. Upgrade to "front of the line" tickets its totally worth it. VIP tickets kind of expensive but is the best!!
  • Annabel C.
    Annabel ChickJuly 22, 2015
    Fun rides. I recommend the Universal Studios Tour ride but it gets very crowded so do that one in the morning. The stores outside of the amusement park are real nice. There are lots of restaurants.
  • Rich K.
    Rich KerriganJanuary 30
    Arrived 11:30, left at 7pm. With front of the line passes got to see everything in the park once - max queue time 5 mins, well worth it. Highlights were Transformers, Despicable Me.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Madison L.
    Madison LSeptember 14, 2015
    Definitely recommend riding the mummy!! Long wait but definitely worth it!! Also love the transformers ride and the Jurassic Park ride!! If you go check out those rides and also the studio tour!!
  • Palak G.
    Go early, get in single riders if you want to do all rides without standing more than 5-10minutes in a line. And if you do not mind not sitting with the people who you came with.
  • Kishan G.
    Kishan GanapathiDecember 27, 2015
    The Despicable Me, Transformers and Jurassic Park rides are very good. Also, do not miss the studio tour. The wait times reduce drastically around 7pm (after most families with kids leave).
  • Andy W.
    Andy WoodJune 15, 2013
    Eat place I have ever been - I felt entertained all day. Get there EARLY to dodge the queues for the main rides, start at the back of the park (Transformers) and work your way back.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 17, 2012
    As far as thrill rides there are not a lot here and I would recommend the Florida park or Disneyland, but If you're a movie buff this park is incredible as it is located on the Universal Film sets!
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DeRodrigoJuly 12, 2010
    If you live in Los Angeles and want a Universal Studios Season Pass, pay the extra dollars and get the FRONT OF THE LINE pass.. you will not regret it.. get in front of every attraction and go through
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Bryan W.
    Bryan WiedeyJune 7, 2012
    Front of the Line pass is worth it. Saved about 6 hours of wait time (Transformers ride wait was 90 minutes on its own) with the rides - which some of them we did twice. Also priority seating at shows
  • Diana V.
    Diana VasquezSeptember 8, 2015
    there are several shops, they often are pricey do to the location and it also has merchandise of famous movies and popular attractions, over all, great and fun place for the whole family
  • Martin M.
    Martin MessahSeptember 4, 2013
    Don't buy the front of the line pass if you are going solo. Solo rider has their own line and it's fast. Also, right now is buy one at normal price and get an annual pass upgrade free for 2014!
  • Kong N.
    Kong NavapanichFebruary 15
    No trip to LA is complete without a day spent at universal studios. The studio tour is great and was worth the 1 hour wait. Try a giant donut and some flaming Moe's at Moe's tavern.
  • Maram A.
    Maram AlmohimeedJuly 29, 2015
    U Will Be Impressed And Cerious Abt The Movies Making .. This Is So Much Fun .. I'd Go Again .. Don't Miss The Studios Tours , The Mummy's Ride And The Water World Show👌🏻
  • Begüm O.
    Wizarding world of harry potter is awesome. Also transformers and king kong 3D rides are pretty amazing.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Scott J.
    Scott JurgensMay 25, 2013
    Worth the price of admission. It also worth the extra $ to pay for the front gate parking. The dog kennel is good
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Kay T.
    Kay TApril 24, 2013
    Come during weekdays, come in the morning, and not during the summer season - and you don't have to overpay for the Front of the line pass. The lines are very short and go fast now.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TaylorJanuary 11, 2013
    Like to go to CityWalk and check out the street performers. Sometimes Shashaty plays over at the Starbucks. Nice to enjoy a coffee drink and some nice sax with your sweetheat.
  • Tim I.
    Tim IngmireAugust 5
    What a fun place - get there real early and you can whip around the more popular rides with almost no queues.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Ken Z.
    Ken ZuluJanuary 6, 2014
    Keep the numbers on those photos you collect all day, even if you buy them you will want to link to your online account later for special features. And do it before the employees take them away.
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RiesenbeckJune 25, 2011
    Since the studio tour takes almost an hour, if you're going on weekends get there when the park opens and head straight for the tour if you want to experience King Kong 360. Otherwise it'll be a long
  • Pablo V.
    Pablo VirziJanuary 7
    The best park I've ever been. Go early and enjoy all day. You can't miss The Simpsons Ride, Transformer the Ride and take your dinner in Springfield.
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MaciasJanuary 18, 2012
    Do the tram ride through the Hollywood Back Lot as soon as you arrive. It's the longest activity, but you won't have to wait and horribly long line if you go first thing!
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • Todd W.
    Todd WeisrockMarch 30, 2015
    Waterworld show is great. Animal and special effects shows are lame. Studio tour is the highlight but a good guide makes a difference. Loved the rides.
  • M.U.S.E. - Music Unity Sports Entertainment
    A real working movie studio and theme park. They will be opening Transformers: the Ride on May 25, 2012 and it will be a must see attraction.
    Upvoted Oct 23
  • Waleed A.
    Nice park, it fits all ages and has many interesting shows and rides. I believe one full day is enough to go over the entire park. Absolutely recommend it
  • Néstor
    NéstorJune 11, 2015
    I was unconvinced about the "3d attractions" until I tried them. They really feel like you are on a movie and the adrenaline rush is similar as with real rollercoasters!
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