Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is a movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. Offering guests the authenticity of a working movie studio, out of this world movie magic experience filled with dynamic animated characters, and bringing the magic of Hollywood to life.
Face the action head-on in heart-pounding rides and attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood which include the all-new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour featuring the intense King Kong 360 3-D attraction. Other popular rides include the 3D-HD adventure, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Transformers: The Ride-3D, Revenge of the Mummy —The Ride, Jurassic Park —The Ride, Springfield, The Simpsons Ride and The Walking Dead.
Universal Studios Hollywood promises a full day of fun for the whole family.
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Just north of the Hollywood Freeway (U.S. 101) in Universal City. See directions below:
Less than an hour from Disneyland
Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts castle, from its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities. Upon entering the "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" through the archway, guests of all ages will be transported to the very places they read about in the stories or watched in the movies. Visit the shops of Hogsmeade, and sample fare from some of the wizarding world's best-known establishments. Plus experience Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff that transport you into a world of magical thrills and excitement.
Food and Beverage Locations:
Three Broomsticks™, and Hog's Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer™ carts.
Shops at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter:
Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko's™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch's Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods.
Enter the post-apocalyptic world of AMC's "The Walking Dead" in an all-new themed walk-through attraction. Be prepare to fight for survival as you navigate through a world overrun by hungry walkers.
"The Walking Dead" attraction delivers an uncompromised realistic environment that brings guests even further into the most-watched show in cable television history.
** Due to the intense nature of this experience, the attraction is not recommended for guests under the age of 13.
Universal Studios Hollywood's signature attraction, the world-renowned behind-the-scenes "Studio Tour" offers guests a unique opportunity to embark on an even closer journey to the inside workings of one of the most elusive businesses: Hollywood Entertainment. Go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood's most famous backlot in the world's largest working movie studio. Hold on tight for the grand finale of the Studio Tour, "Fast & Furious—Supercharged," a pulse-pounding, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride.
As part of the famed Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour, King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson is the largest, most intense 3D experience on the planet. King Kong 360 3-D combines thrilling visceral effects with the world's largest Surround Digital projection system to create a next-generation theme park experience.
In this attraction, guests wear special 3D glasses as they enter a darkened soundstage aboard the Studio Tour trams and are transported – via the magic of Surround Digital 3D projection deep into a tangled jungle location. Soon they will find themselves caught in the middle of a titanic struggle between a 25' Kong and a 35' tall voracious dinosaur.
Get launched into an unforgettable trip through a super-villain laboratory as you experience Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. This heartwarming and hilarious 3D Ultra-HD adventure transports guests into Minion mayhem via an elaborately themed neighborhood then into Gru's iconic house and laboratory for their adventure.
Guests wear advanced 3D "Minion Goggles" for an exciting journey through a series of visceral and physical special effects. Water, wind, vibrations and simulated laser beams affect guests as they soar, twist, pivot and roll aboard a state-of-the-art hydraulics ride base.
Super Silly Fun Land is an all-new elaborate play zone adjacent to Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. The colorfully themed, interactive Minion-inspired outdoor venue, entertains guests of all ages with more than 80 different water play features.
A nearby dry zone invites guests to climb, jump and slide. A Minion themed ride, "Silly Swirly Fun Ride," soars and spins guests around for a 360-degree view of "Super Silly Fun Land" aboard a fleet of uniquely-styled ride vehicles.
Transformers: The Ride - 3D features a seamless integration of CGI and robotics, as well as one of the most elaborate roaming flight simulator ride systems ever designed.
This mind-blowing new adventure puts you in the middle of the ultimate war zone. Transformers™: The Ride 3D is a thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality.
Join The Simpsons on a hysterical, almost unimaginable, wild and hilarious adventure ride to a fantasy amusement park dreamed up by Krusty the Clown!. Ride alongside Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie as Springfield comes to life with action packed fun and excitement at every turn.
"Springfield™," hometown of America's favorite family, "The Simpsons™," breathes new life to the sprawling and vibrant space surrounding "The Simpsons Ride™." Springfield is so accurately depicted, complete with signature eateries such as Krusty Burger, Cletus' Chicken Shack, Luigi's Pizza and Phineas Q. Butterfat's Ice Cream Parlor, along with Homer's favorite hangouts, Lard Lad Donuts, Moe's Tavern and Duff Brewery.
Survive a Jurassic jungle river adventure 65 million years in the making. This phenomenal interactive ride thrusts guests into the living, breathing, prehistoric world of Jurassic Park, as they come face-to-face with "living" dinosaurs, a 50-foot terrifying T-Rex, hungry Raptors and other dinosaur terrors, with only one way out... a treacherous plunge straight down an 84-foot waterfall in a raft!
Note: This ride is a water journey on a touring raft. The raft will suddenly and dramatically accelerate, turn and drop. Riders will get wet.
Plunge into the immortal horror of The Mummy on the world's first psychological thrill ride. Revenge of the Mummy — The Ride preys upon common human phobias, fear of the dark, fear of insects, fear of speed, fear of heights and fear of death to deliver the world's first psychological thrill ride.
Face heart-pounding special effects and shocks at every turn as you scream through the darkness, forward and backwards, with special effects at every turn! - plus raging mummy warriors.
Experience high-powered stunts and extreme jet-ski action, death-defying feats and breathtaking pyrotechnics as you enter the midst of a live sea war spectacular.
You'll be sweating bullets when you find yourself immersed in this adrenaline-drenched adventure. Forget water-fighting. This is aquatic Armageddon!
Note: There are loud explosion noises, pyrotechnics, large flame effects and performers in close proximity to the audience.
Location: Upper Lot
Four dimensions of thrills add up to one amazing experience in Shrek 4-D. Shrek and Donkey are at it again in this thrilling adventure. This is a 4-D movie presented in theatre-style seating. An animation that puts you in the action with stunning 3-D, plus an extra dimension, featuring ground breaking "OgreVision" animation and sensory immersion. You will feel the action from your own seat.
Note: The seats will exhibit tilting and jarring movements coordinated with dramatic action-packed events of the movie.
Learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies. Become an expert in Hollywood movie making as you learn about CGI, stop-motion and motion capture technology.
Taking their cue from Tinseltown's top animal trainers, the furry stars of Universal's Animal Actors attraction give guests an entertaining behind-the-scenes peek at how some of the most lovable pets that light up the big screen. A show for the entire family to enjoy, Universal's Animal Actors feature cuddly animal stars from such hits as "Evan Almighty," "Night at the Museum," "Ace Ventura Pet Detective" and "Dr. Doolittle."
Meet and take pictures with characters in the park. Ask for character apprearance times and location while you are in the park.
Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron
Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona
Scooby-Doo & Shaggy
Universal Hollywood CityWalk
Universal CityWalk is the hottest street in town. Whether you're in the mood to dine, shop, catch a movie or discover something completely new and exciting, - there is no place like CityWalk with over 65 cool things to do.
Over 30 Unique shops
32 Great places to eat
6 Cool Clubs
19 theatres to choose from, including an 8-story IMAX theatre. Catch today's blockbuster movies in a completely remodeled, state-of-the-art venue.
Directions to Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal City is located just north of downtown Los Angeles.
From The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Follow signs from the terminal to the 105 Freeway. Take the 105 Freeway East to the 110 Harbor Freeway North. After passing through the downtown area, get on the 101 Hollywood Freeway North. Follow the 101 Freeway to the Universal Studios Blvd. exit. Turn right on to Universal Studios Blvd. and follow the signs to Universal Studios and our parking areas.
Take the 101 Hollywood Freeway North to Universal Studios Blvd. and follow signs to Universal Studios Hollywood.
From Santa Monica
Take the 10 Santa Monica Freeway East to the 405 Freeway North. Exit to the 101 Ventura Freeway East/South. (Signs to Los Angeles.) Continue on the 101 Freeway and exit on Lankershim Blvd. Turn right and follow the signs to Universal Studios Hollywood.
From Anaheim (Disneyland / Knotts Berry Farm)
Take the 5 Golden State Freeway North. Exit to the 101 Hollywood Freeway North. Continue on the 101 Freeway and exit at Universal Studios Blvd.. Turn right on to Universal Studios Blvd. and follow the signs to Universal Studios and our parking areas.
By Public Transport
From Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, the most convenient way to get to Universal Studios is to take the the subway (Metro Red Line) from Union Station to Universal City.
Across the street from the Universal City subway station is a free shuttle bus. This free shuttle will conveniently take you to CityWalk Hollywood and Universal Studios Hollywood. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes during the following hours:
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