Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, CA

100 Universal City PlazaUniversal City, CA 91608
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Universal Studios Hollywood® in Universal City, California


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.

NEW! Jurassic World
“Brace yourself for the next chapter in the epic new adventure with imposing prehistoric creatures in Jurassic World – The Ride!

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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

22 Reviews
Sheila Ucan
Estacada, OR
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Vacation 2019"
September 2019
The Rides Were So Worth The Wait In Line , Can’t wait to Go Back !
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Mirela Stanciu
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Pitch Perfect!"
August 2019
I had a perfect day at Universal Studios. I’ve made a mistake by booking the tickets on another date, but the tripster.com operator helped me correct it. Thank you very much for your assistance and your kindness!
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Tip: The Studio Tour was amazing!

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Tripster Customer
Shasta Lake , CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"not great"
July 2019
Way too many people, especially for a Thursday. They just pushed and shoved their way around the park. Super long wait times to do rides. Won't be going back. Not worth it.
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Sunnyvale, CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Universal Visit"
June 2019
It was an excellent trip. Our entire family had a great experience in Universal Studios. We enjoyed Tour, Set stores, pet training, sound and animation details, etc . Food is not costly inside, except that all are all really good and honest.
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Yuleidys Del valle
Las vegas , NV
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
April 2019
Mágico, impresionante. Hermoso. Un lugar que volveria a repetir sin duda
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Loan Nguyen
Henderson, NV
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Universal Studios Hollywood"
April 2019
It was my first time experience Universal Studios Hollywood. I love this place will be back again . The wait time they were good about not too long of a wait unlike Disneyland and Disney World I will never go back to Disney they suck . I would recommend everyone to go Universal studio it is worth it i will be back again ??
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Christine Santana
Marposia, CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great family fun"
April 2019
We had a great time.
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Steve White
Las Vegas, NV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
March 2019
Prepare for long lines
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Tip: Long lines

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Santa Monica Pier"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2019 NEW
Had a great time on the beach and on the pier, had dinner and great souvenirs and plenty of activities.
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London, United Kingdom
"Such a fun day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2019 NEW
Went for partners bday. Got there for opening and managed to do all rides plus a show & studio tour throughout the day (without any kinds of fast passes) so it wasn't insanely busy! Make sure to do all of lower lot in one go so not having to travel back and forth down long escalators. HIGHLY recommend doing the studio tour -lasts an hour...super cool
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Houston, Texas
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019 NEW
My girlfriend, sister, and I visited Universal Horror Nights on October 5, 2019. We spent around $200 for EACH ticket with the express pass. For anyone visiting Horror nights- LET ME TELL YOU... If you don't get the express pass, you might as well not go. Wait times were up to two hours at some mazes... a few of the mazes were NOT worth the 2 hour wait. Wait lines were insane and you most likely would only get through a few mazes out of all the mazes and rides available. Universal Studios should think about their visitors and limit the ticket sales for satisfaction of their customers. That's just a tip, my actual review is when we were stuck on a the Transformers 4-D ride up in the air for about 40 minutes! Our ride malfunction, jerked all of us, and left us in the air for about 40 minutes if not longer. All the light turned on and we heard an automated voice telling us to stay put as they were working on the ride. I cannot explain how much of an inconvenience and scary it was for us. Of course we all pulled out our phone and recorded the situation... Once the ride started moving a little we heard a female worker yelling at us not to worry and that we would all be taken care of. You will not believe what she told us... Everyone on the ride was offered the express fast pass, plus another opportunity to ride the Transformers 4-D ride again through out the night... As you know, we already had the express pass so we told the worker, she said "great so you guys are already taken care of". I was in disbelief... and thought to myself, Who took care of us? WE TOOK CARE OF OUR OWN EXPRESS PASS TICKET for $117 EACH. While everyone else that got stuck just like us was given the express pass. We were not okay with that so we waited to talk to the supervisor at the ride site for about 15 minutes (WASTED MORE TIME) and GUESS WHAT WE WERE OFFERED? He stated that there was not much they could do since we already had the express pass, so the most they could do was offer us "$10 food vouchers each anywhere in the park"... If anyone has every been to ANY theme park you would KNOW that you cannot get a whole meal with $10... I'd be lucky if i could get a bottle water and bag of chips. WHAT A JOKEEEE! We still did not take the offer. #1 we did not plan on eating the overpriced unsatisfying food at the park and we had late night dinner reservations (that we DID NOT MAKE IT TO b/c of everything that happened). The supervisor ended up telling us we could go talk to Guest Services and let them know what happen for them to assist us. We got to guest services and there was a few people in front of us, we waited for at least 30 minutes. TONS of people complaining about wait times, a few people trying to get free tickets, a few people trying to get refunds... WASTED A WHOLE HOUR (which is why we missed our dinner reservations on top of the time spent stuck in the ride and discussing $10 food vouchers). At guest services we had the pleasure of speaking to robot Emily Mclaughlin. We explained the entire situation to her, told her how scary and traumatized we felt in stuck in the ride, how much of an inconvenient it was for us and our plans, how everyone in the ride received express passes that we bought for FREE, how we missed our dinner reservations, how we were offered $10 food vouchers, and how ALL of the lines for the rest of our nights were filled with people that were offered the free express passes that made our lines longer which wasted more of our time. She said she could not do anything for us except offer us the $10 food vouchers and a few express passes for only a FEW rides our next visit. We LIVE IN TEXAS... Was it because we didn't complain enough? or make a scene like everyone else in guest services? Some of them received drinks, some of them got to go back and sit in the lounging room while the guest relations associate assisted them. We had to leave so i requested Emily to email me our offers and case #. I never received anything. We were denied the refund for our express pass that everyone got for free. TERRIBLE SERVICEEEE!
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Bronwyn K
Sydney, Australia
"awesome for movie fans"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019 NEW
Got there just before 9am before the gate opened. Go to the lower lot first to do mummy ride, jurassic world ride(be aware you get wet!!) and transformer ride as not much waiting time!! Then go to upper lot to do Harry Potter ride as it is very popular and other rides and shows. Its good to download the universal studio hollywood app as it tells you all the show times and waiting time for each ride. The waiting time gets update consistently.. The special effect show and waterworold show are great but make sure you check the show time first thing. There are lots characters around for you to take photos with. Always check the website before you visit the studio as the opening time is different everyday for some reason, someday is 9am and other day is 10am.
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019 NEW
I been to Universal with family for the park, the rides are so fuunnnnn!! I always went with my boyfriend to Halloween Horror nights for the first time, OMG it was scary but awesome!!!!!
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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.