Experience a day of action-packed entertainment all in one place with your Universal Studios Hollywood ticket. Enjoy thrilling theme park rides and shows, tour a real working movie studio, and visit LA’s best shops, restaurants, and cinemas at CityWalk.
What to Expect
Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family. Only at Universal can you ride the movies and go behind the scenes at a real working movie studio.
Choose the VIP Experience option and be pampered like a star! The VIP Experience is the most exclusive way to go behind the scenes at the world’s largest movie studio and theme park.
As a VIP you’ll tour the movie industry’s busiest sets by a special trolley that lets you disembark to explore areas not open to the general public. Visit actual sound stages where blockbuster movies and TV shows are filmed. Explore Universal’s award-winning sound department and enormous prop warehouse.
On the VIP Experience your guide will escort you to the best seats in the house with unlimited front-of-the-line access to all rides and attractions. Begin your day in our exclusive VIP lounge with a light breakfast. Savor a gourmet lunch in our private VIP dining room, prepared by Universal’s very own executive chef. Enjoy valet parking and VIP entry and exit from the park.
Some of the rides and attractions you’ll enjoy at Universal Studios Hollywood include:
Fast & Furious - Supercharged
Celebrate the Anniversary of the world-famous Studio Tour and hold on tight for the all-new grand finale, Fast & Furious – Supercharged! Ride along with the all-star cast from the hit movies on an exhilarating high-speed chase that exceeds 120 miles per hour and catapults you into the high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels. 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!
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Experience Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and join Gru, his daughters, and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and hilarious 3-D ride. Start your adventure in Gru’s home, where you’re recruited for his latest scheme, and one where you’ll become an actual Minion.
Transformers: The Ride
This is an immersive, next-generation thrill ride blurring the line between fiction and reality. Fusing HD 3D media and flight simulation technology, this epic ride creates an experience unlike anything this planet has ever seen. Based on the popular movie franchise, this mind-blowing Transformers adventure puts you in the middle of the ultimate war zone.
Go behind the scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood’s most famous back lot at the world’s largest working movie studio. You’ll see 13 city blocks on 4 acres of historic studio lot in the largest set construction project in studio history, built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg.
King Kong 360 3-D
Don’t miss the award-winning King Kong 360 3-D attraction created by Peter Jackson. The world’s largest 3-D experience is only available on the Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour. Your heart will pound and your survival instincts will be on overload. Prepare to be caught in the middle of a terrifying struggle between a 35-foot T-Rex and King Kong, the 8th wonder of the world.
Enter the world of The Simpsons™ like never before at Universal Studios Hollywood! Visit downtown Springfield, hometown of America’s favorite animated family: Purchase merchandise at the Kwik-E-Mart, enjoy a “Genuine Clown-Endorsed Meal” at Krusty Burger, 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
If you dare, face heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists at every turn as you escape the Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror at speeds up to 45 mph in virtual darkness.
Take adventure to the next dimension in Shrek 4-D, the attraction that puts you in the action with hair-raising and eye-popping effects that are so real all your senses will be on ogre-time.
Jurassic Park–The Ride
Come face-to-face with dinosaurs, including a 50-foot T-Rex, and experience the thrills of a treacherous drop straight down an 84-foot death-defying raft plunge.
Experience a tidal wave of explosive action at WaterWorld – Universal Studios' #1 rated show. Join an adventure that surges to life with jumping jet-skiers, perilous plunges, firefights, massive explosions, and an in-your-face plane crash you need to see to believe. With new sets, a new cast, and all new action, WaterWorld is one show at Universal Studios Hollywood you just can’t miss!
Special Effects Show
Don’t miss this Special Effects Show where you’ll 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, motion capture, and 3-D technology. Plus, the Minions from the hit movie Despicable Me 2 make a special appearance to share clips and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the movie. At Universal Studios Hollywood, anything is possible
Universal’s Animal Actors
Witness Tinseltown-trained critters putting pet tricks to shame with their animal antics! The animals aren’t just in the live show, they’re in control! Who knows, you might even get to co-star!
After spending a fun-filled day at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience Universal CityWalk with live music, clubs, movies, great food, and always something new and unexpected to discover!
Enjoy some retail therapy after eating to your heart’s content. With over 30 shops to browse there’s no limit to the gifts, clothes, and unique specialty items you can score.
- 1-day admission ticket
- VIP Experience (if option chosen)
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks (included with the VIP Experience)
- Parking (about USD 16-30; included with the VIP Experience)
This activity is non-refundable
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California 901608
Know Before You Go
Some rides include height and weight restrictions.
Children must be at least 5 years old to participate in the VIP Experience and must be at least 17 to participate without being accompanied by an adult.
Park hours vary by season. You are advised to check daily hours in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment.