Guided tour

LA: Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour

LA: Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour

From US$ 362.76 per person

Experience a day of action-packed entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood and go behind the scenes of the world’s largest movie studio and theme park. Skip the long lines at all the attractions and get exclusive access to VIP areas.

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  • Go behind the scenes on a VIP Tour
  • Beat the crowds on an early visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; sip butterbeer, visit Hogwarts, and shop for wands at Ollivander’s
  • Skip the line with unlimited VIP access to all rides like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Transformers, Minions, and The Simpsons
  • Tour the world’s largest working movie studio and see how movies & TV are made on a VIP visit to the Universal Backlot, not open to the general public
  • Enjoy complimentary valet parking at the park entrance, a full breakfast buffet, and a gourmet lunch in a private dining lounge open only to VIPs
Full description

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.


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!


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.

  • 1-day, VIP entrance ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Priority access to all rides with unlimited skip the line pass
  • Early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Ollivander’s Wand Shop
  • Professional guide and escort of Universal Studios and Theme Park
  • Guided tour of the Universal Backlot and a working sound stage (not open to the general public)
  • Tour of World Famous Property Department, home to thousands of set pieces and decorative items used for film and television production.
  • Priority seating at select shows and theaters
  • Access to exclusive VIP dining lounge
  • Light breakfast buffet and full gourmet lunch prepared by Universal’s very own executive chef.
  • Valet Parking at park entrance ($40 Value)
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Check in at the VIP Reception located to the right of the main entrance next to Will Call. For complimentary valet parking, follow the signs to the Frankenstein Valet garage entrance. A parking attendant will provide a valet ticket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This tour may be rescheduled 1 hour earlier or after the time booked
  • Your ticket is only valid for your selected date and time
  • Children must be at least 5 years old to attend, and at least 17 years old to attend without an accompanying adult
  • Tickets may not be copied, transferred, or resold
  • Tickets are only valid for the named person
  • Tickets cannot be combined with other offers, separately ticketed events, discounts, Halloween Horror Nights, or sightseeing tours
  • All or parts of the park are subject to change or closure without notice
  • Please familiarise yourself with current government health guidelines
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 134 reviews

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Definitely worth the money, we had a wonderful day! Thanks to the perfect organization you can just enjoy the park: route covering the entire park, no waiting times at attractions (we did all of them), preferred seats in shows, food & beverages included…. and a lot of fun with our tour guide Caitleen, thanks so much!

November 7, 2022

It's worth the price involved! Parking included with valet service, excellent meal (buffet) in the "Parisian" district, the attractions follow one another thanks to the priority passage. All that's missing is a studio tour with an audio guide in French because I didn't understand everything. Lots of references to American movies and TV series!

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September 28, 2022

A beautiful day. The park is to be done. The VIP option allowed us to see everything and do everything without waiting, accompanied by our guide. We were a group of ten people. Breakfast and lunch were good. We had done everything by 3:30 p.m. and our guide told us how to continue on our own. Only downside, it is laborious to find valet parking. We went around in circles for 30 min, it's very bad or hardly indicated, and it wasn't at the Frankenstein car park as indicated on the Voucher, but at the Jurassic Park car park.

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August 11, 2022

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