Universal Studios Hollywood

Want to visit a thrilling theme park and go behind the scenes of Hollywood films at the same time? Then this is the place for you.

Universal Studios Hollywood: Our most recommended tours and activities

Universal Studios Hollywood: Ticket with Easy Cancellation

1. Universal Studios Hollywood: Ticket with Easy Cancellation

Enjoy world-class entertainment all in one place at Universal Studios Hollywood™. With the regular general admission tickets, you will receive full access to the park to enjoy either 1 or 2 days (depending on the option selected) of rides, shows and attractions. For those wishing to spend less time in lines, the Universal Express Ticket is also available to book. This ticket includes the 1-day general admission ticket, one-time skip-the-line park entry, one-time express access to each ride and attraction plus priority seating at select shows.* This ticket is very popular with guests, so purchase this ticket in advance here to guarantee Universal Express™ privileges! Some of the popular rides, shows and attractions you will enjoy at Universal Studios Hollywood include: The World Famous Studio Tour Go behind-the-scenes on the world-famous Studio Tour to explore Hollywood's most famous backlot in the world's largest working movie studio. • Tour the world-famous Backlot with comedian/video host Jimmy Fallon and learn the secrets of Hollywood moviemaking.  • 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. • Plus, you'll ride through the world's largest 3-D experience on King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™ From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it's all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade™, and sample fare from the wizarding world's best-known establishments. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem  Join Gru, his daughters, and the rebellious Minions on a heartwarming and thrilling 3-D ride.The journey starts in Gru’s home, where guests are recruited for his latest scheme – one where they’ll become an actual Minion! *Does not apply to food and retail locations or non-seated shows. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18). Jurassic Park TM & © 2018 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. The Walking Dead © 2018 AMC Film Holdings LLC. All Rights Reserved. ©2018 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. *Park, rides/shows/attractions, entertainment, experience details and/or access to event may be restricted or unavailable due to capacity/closures/other factors and benefits/restrictions are subject to change without notice. *Ticket is not valid at Universal Orlando Resort. Ticket is valid at Universal Studios Hollywood, located in Los Angeles, California.

Universal Studios Hollywood: Ticket with Easy Cancellation

2. Universal Studios Hollywood: Ticket with Easy Cancellation

Enjoy world-class entertainment all in one place at Universal Studios Hollywood™. Receive full access to the park to enjoy either 1 or 2 days of rides, shows, and attractions, depending on the option selected. If you're wishing to spend less time in lines, the Universal Express Ticket is also available. Explore this fascinating park and, with your Universal Express Ticket, enjoy one-time skip-the-line park entry, one-time express access to each ride and attraction, plus priority seating at select shows. Some of the popular rides, shows and attractions you will access include: The World Famous Studio Tour Go behind the scenes on the world-famous Studio Tour to explore Hollywood's most famous backlot in the world's largest working movie studio. Tour the site with comedian and video host Jimmy Fallon, and learn the secrets of Hollywood moviemaking.  Experience the largest street movie set in Hollywood history, built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg. See the sets from hit TV series and witness special effects used in blockbusters like The War of the Worlds. Ride through the world's largest 3D experience on King Kong 360 3D. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™ From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it's all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade, and sample fare from the wizarding world's best-known establishments. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem  Join Gru, his daughters, and the rebellious Minions on a heartwarming and thrilling 3D ride. Start your journey in Gru’s home, where you'll be recruited for his latest scheme, where you'll become an actual Minion.

LA: Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour

3. LA: Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour

Go behind the scenes at a real working movie studio with a 1-day entrance ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood. Enjoy VIP treatment as you explore by special trolley and disembark at areas not open to the general public. Visit real sound stages where blockbuster movies and TV shows are filmed, and get a sneak peek at the enormous props warehouse. Avail of unlimited skip-the-line access to all the rides and attractions and get access to the VIP lounge to enjoy a light breakfast or gourmet lunch. Rides and Attractions: Fast & Furious - Supercharged: Hold on tight for the all-new Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride that exceeds speeds of 120 miles per hour and catapults you into a high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Get the chance to become one of the mischievous Minions on a hilarious 3D ride. Transformers: The Ride Brave an epic ride that fuses HD 3D media and flight simulation technology to put you in the middle of the ultimate war zone. Studio Tour Go behind the scenes and explore Hollywood’s most famous back lot at the world’s largest working movie studio. King Kong 360 3D Test your survival instincts and prepare to be caught in the middle of a terrifying struggle between a 35-foot T-Rex and King Kong. Springfield Grab a Homer-sized helping of donuts at Lard Lad, imbibe at Moe’s Tavern or the first Duff Brewery Beer Garden and crash through Krustyland on The Simpsons Ride. Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride Face the heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists as you escape the Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror at speeds up to 45 mph in virtual darkness. Shrek 4D Take adventure to the next dimension in Shrek 4D, with hair-raising and eye-popping effects so real all your senses will be on ogre-time! WaterWorld Experience a tidal wave of explosive action at WaterWorld. Join an adventure that surges to life with jumping jet-skiers, perilous plunges, firefights, massive explosions and an in-your-face plane crash. Special Effects Show Learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies, and become an expert in Hollywood movie effects magic. Universal’s Animal Actors Witness Tinseltown-trained critters putting pet tricks to shame with their animal antics as the animals take control. Universal CityWalk Kick back with all the great food and live music entertainment of Universal CityWalk. Get some retail therapy with over 30 shops to browse.

LA: Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour

4. LA: Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour

Go behind the scenes at a real working movie studio with a 1-day entrance ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood. Enjoy VIP treatment as you explore by special trolley and disembark at areas not open to the general public. Visit real sound stages where blockbuster movies and TV shows are filmed, and get a sneak peek at the enormous props warehouse. Avail of unlimited skip-the-line access to all the rides and attractions and get access to the VIP lounge to enjoy a light breakfast or gourmet lunch. Rides and Attractions: Fast & Furious - Supercharged: Hold on tight for the all-new Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride that exceeds speeds of 120 miles per hour and catapults you into a high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Get the chance to become one of the mischievous Minions on a hilarious 3D ride. Transformers: The Ride Brave an epic ride that fuses HD 3D media and flight simulation technology to put you in the middle of the ultimate war zone. Studio Tour Go behind the scenes and explore Hollywood’s most famous back lot at the world’s largest working movie studio. King Kong 360 3D Test your survival instincts and prepare to be caught in the middle of a terrifying struggle between a 35-foot T-Rex and King Kong. Springfield Grab a Homer-sized helping of donuts at Lard Lad, imbibe at Moe’s Tavern or the first Duff Brewery Beer Garden and crash through Krustyland on The Simpsons Ride. Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride Face the heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists as you escape the Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror at speeds up to 45 mph in virtual darkness. Shrek 4D Take adventure to the next dimension in Shrek 4D, with hair-raising and eye-popping effects so real all your senses will be on ogre-time! WaterWorld Experience a tidal wave of explosive action at WaterWorld. Join an adventure that surges to life with jumping jet-skiers, perilous plunges, firefights, massive explosions and an in-your-face plane crash. Special Effects Show Learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies, and become an expert in Hollywood movie effects magic. Universal’s Animal Actors Witness Tinseltown-trained critters putting pet tricks to shame with their animal antics as the animals take control. Universal CityWalk Kick back with all the great food and live music entertainment of Universal CityWalk. Get some retail therapy with over 30 shops to browse.

10-Minute Hollywood Sign Helicopter Tour

5. 10-Minute Hollywood Sign Helicopter Tour

Explore Los Angeles from above and swoop by the Hollywood sign on this helicopter flight from the Burbank Airport. Capture stunning pictures of the city from above and get a bird's-eye-view of the mountains, sea, and the Hollywood hills. Check in with the flight team at the Burbank Airport and buckle in for the thrilling take off. Cross over the Hollywood hills and head towards the iconic sign. Keep your camera ready as you snap photos and listen your pilot's facinating commentary. Enjoy unique views of the surrounding celebrity-filled neighborhoods that dot Mulholland Drive, Laurel Canyon, and downtown Los Angeles. Pass the sign, as your pilot goes out of their way to provide you the best angle to take incredible photos. Select the sunset option to take majestic views of the mountains and the sun setting behind the Pacific Ocean (this option is limited, so book fast). Experience the excitement of landing in a helicopter at the end of your tour. 

Los Angeles at Night 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

6. Los Angeles at Night 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

Climb aboard a helicopter for a panoramic 30-minute flight over the city center of Los Angeles. Take advantage of the Valentine's Day package option to take in the sights alongside deserts, champagne, rosé, and chocolates. Departing from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank just north of the Santa Monica mountains, set off for breathtaking views of the Downtown skyline. Start off with a bird’s eye view of Staples Center, LA’s multi-purpose sports center. Swoop over Hollywood, with panoramic views of the Kodak Theatre and Hollywood Sign on the Hollywood Hills. See Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios, and many more of Southern California's notable landmarks. It’s truly amazing to see the shimmering lights of the city at dusk, and the tour is perfect for couples, families, or friends. Even if you are a native of Los Angeles you will see city sights you have never seen before.

Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

7. Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

From beautiful sunny Los Angeles, this private, 45-minute helicopter tour provides the perfect romantic getaway for two. The journey begins from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, and once you’re in the air, heads east over many of the iconic landmarks of Los Angeles, including Universal Studios, the famous Hollywood Sign, and some celebrity homes of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. You'll then head west to see the world-famous beaches of Santa Monica, and the Pacific Palisades, which offer breathtaking views of the stunning California Coastline. Continue up the coast and land at your own private and secluded plateau overlooking the magnificent shores of Malibu beach. At this point, you and your guest will have 30 minutes of time on the peak for a complimentary toast, a delicious dessert, and a rose to celebrate your special occasion.

Los Angeles: Downtown Landing Helicopter Tour

8. Los Angeles: Downtown Landing Helicopter Tour

This downtown helicopter landing package includes a 45-minute helicopter tour and 30 minutes of private time on top of a city building with a complimentary sparking wine toast, dessert and rose. Your helicopter adventure begins over the breathtaking coastal areas of Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and Marina Del Rey. You will soar over the exclusive celebrity homes of Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills and the eclectic Sunset Strip. Experience what only helicopters can do and land atop a building overlooking the stunning downtown skyline. After a toast and pictures like no other, you will be whisked off to marvel at the jaw-dropping sights of Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. Live, Dodger Stadium, Griffith Observatory, the iconic Hollywood Sign and Universal Studios.

Los Angeles: Private 1-Hour Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

9. Los Angeles: Private 1-Hour Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Your flight departs from Van Nuys Airpor and heads off along the golden coastline towards Calabasas. Next, fly south over Malibu Canyon and then along the stunning Santa Monica Mountains.  From here, admire breathtaking views across the Pacific, as well as Malibu Pier, Surfrider Beach, and Pepperdine University. Continue the flight over some of Los Angeles’ most iconic sights, including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Downtown LA, and the Dodger Stadium. Swoop over the city and see the impressive skyline gleaming in the Californian sunshine, before finally passing by the iconic Hollywood Sign. This is LA's only 65-minute helicopter tour.

Los Angeles Sightseeing Flex Pass

10. Los Angeles Sightseeing Flex Pass

The Los Angeles Sightseeing Flex Pass has over 25 destinations, museums, and tours to choose from, including some of the most popular attractions all over Hollywood. With the option to select 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 redemptions, you can enjoy the attractions that interest you most, with no fixed start date. With the Sightseeing Pass, take advantage of full admission to attractions, saving you up to 50% of total visitation costs all over La La Land. Really see the city where the silver screen comes to life with over 20 themed bus, boat, and walking tours: Take a hop-on/hop-off bus tour for 24 hours all over LA; enjoy a 2-hour nighttime Hollywood bus tour; snap a pic outside the houses of the rich and the famous on a celebrity homes tour; or hike up to the iconic Hollywood sign from Griffith Park. Sail down a glass-bottom slide over the expansive city on a OUE Skyscape and Skyslide; compare celebrity handprints at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre; or saunter down Rodeo Drive and Sunset Boulevard for some shopping and cinema history tours. With the LA Sightseeing Pass, you can take in all the best of Hollywood, and even day trips to breezy San Diego. Attractions: 24-Hour Hop-On/Hop-Off StarLine Bus Tour Madame Tussauds Hollywood Two Bit Circus Virtual Reality Experiences Virtual Room Los Angeles Bus Tours: 2-Hour Hollywood Bus Tour by Day — Star Track Tours 2-Hour Hollywood Bus Tour by Night — Star Track Tours Celebrity Home and Rodeo Drive Shopping Bus Tour — StarLine Tours Disneyland Transportation Knott's Berry Farm Transportation Malibu Stars' Homes Van Tour — StarLine Tours Movie Stars' Homes Van Tour — StarLine Tours San Diego Sightseeing City Tour — Five Star Tours Universal Studios Transportation Cruises: Winter Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure — Hornblower Cruises   One-Hour Harbor Cruise — Hornblower Cruises Rock the Yacht (21+) — Hornblower Cruises Summer Cocktail Cruise (21+) — Marina del Rey — Hornblower Cruises Summer Cocktail Cruise (21+) — Newport Beach — Hornblower Cruises Summer Whale Watching Adventure — Hornblower Cruises Walking and Bike Tours: Downtown LA — Arts & Culture Tour — LA Tour1 Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour — Red Line Tours Hollywood Highlights Walking Tour - Urban Adventures Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Walking Tour — LA Tour1 Melrose Street Art, Selfies, Coffee, and Couture Walking Tour — LA Stories Paparazzi Safari Scavenger Hunts — Los Angeles Sunset Boulevard Walking Tour — LA Stories The Fantastic Race The TCL Chinese Theatre — Lobbyists and Handprints Tour

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What people are saying about Universal Studios Hollywood

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,578 reviews

From start to end the customer service was amazing. I could call and ask questions and get answers, Albert was amazing pilot and gave a great tour. Everyone at check in was great and so helpful and made sure we were comfortable. They help my proposal go off flawless!

We liked it very much. Tip: We had the express tickets but didn't need them. Wait times were only 15 minutes. We were there during the week. Next time I would take the normal tickets and you can always buy express on site if it gets full.

It was great and easy to go on the rides. I suggest you get an express pass which allows you to skip the queue, wait times can be 40-45 minutes so I highly recommend purchasing the express pass.

So glad we got fast track tickets - went on everything within 6 hours and longest wait was about 10 mins

Amazing!!!! Express pass recommended!!!! Whatever I say is not enough