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Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA)

Last updated: 22 April, 2024

This fantasy film wonderland combines a studio tour and movie-themed amusement park.

Whereas other Universal Studios are built more around the theme park side of the equation, this Hollywood outpost is still firmly grounded in, well, Hollywood, thanks to features such as the one-hour studio tram tour that takes guests through a real working studio (with a few thrills along the way).

It’s essential viewing for any film fanatic or future movie mogul.

Logistics

Price from: £85
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Universal City (the name of the Universal Studios and Universal CityWalk dining/retail complex) is located right off the 101 Freeway, roughly 20 minutes from Downtown in good traffic.

Queues for the rides can be quite long. Book a Front of Line Pass online as early as possible (there’s limited availability) so you can bypass the crowds.

If you’re willing to shell out the extra dough, the VIP studio tour is worth the upgrade for a smaller group size and better access.

When to do it

It’s open all year round, seven days a week. Park hours vary depending on day and season. It’s open later Saturdays.

Who to go with: organised tours

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  • Los Angeles

Get the celebrity treatment with this all-access ticket. It includes all-day admission to the park, one-time express access to all rides, shows and attractions. This feature is a fantastic way to maximize your time in the park and make the very most of your day. Ticket is valid on your selected travel date only.

Price $214

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Rating 4.46 / 5 [1055 ratings]

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  • Los Angeles

On the VIP Experience, you’ll have exclusive access to backlot sets not open to the general public. And you’ll enjoy unlimited express access to ALL rides and attractions. Get ready to be treated like a star. Your day begins on the red carpet, and from there, it only gets more exclusive. Walk among the most iconic sets in cinema history, enjoy a gourmet meal and experience the Park in a different way. What really sets this day apart is the exclusive access you’ll have on the VIP Experience. Today, you’re a celebrity!

Price $379

Min age 5

Rating 4.66 / 5 [433 ratings]

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