Universal Studios Hollywood is the only authentic, working movie studio and theme park in the world. It's as much a can’t-miss for visitors as it is a popular weekend attraction for L.A. locals. From the world famous Studio Tour to thrilling rides and family friendly attractions, the magic of moviemaking is made real for everyone who comes to experience it. We round up our top ten must-sees for your next visit.
Book the VIP Experience for the ultimate behind-the-scenes visit to Universal Studios Hollywood. Limited tickets to the VIP Experience are $299 per person ($329 from June 25 - September 7, 2015), and include exclusive features such as:
- Tour the backlot in a special trolley that lets you disembark and explore areas not open to the general public.
- VIP guide who immerses you in Universal Studios history, gives you no-wait, front-of-the-line access to all rides, and finds the best seats at any show.
- Gourmet lunch in the private VIP dining room, valet parking, and VIP entry and exit from the park.
The iconic Studio Tour has added a spectacular new finale, Fast & Furious - Supercharged, which opened Summer 2015. Based on the Fast & Furious action movie series, Supercharged is a dynamic hydraulic-motion based ride that catapults guests into the high-stakes underground world of fast cars. Housed in a new 50, 000 square-foot building, Supercharged tells an original Fast & Furious story with hyper-realistic special effects that immerse guests in the the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious universe. State-of-the-art 3D-HD imagery is projected onto the world’s longest and most expansive 360-degree screen, spanning nearly 400 feet in length to encircle Studio Tour passengers.
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A more family-friendly ride, The Simpsons Ride™ takes you on a simulator journey through Krustyland with fun animation in high-definition.
Opened in Spring 2015, Springfield captures the spirit of the hometown of America’s favorite family, The Simpsons. The vibrant and expansive space surrounding The Simpsons Ride comes alive with favorite locations from the award-winning animated series. From famous eateries like Krusty Burger, Luigi’s Pizza and Phineas Q. Butterfat’s 5600 Flavors Ice Cream Parlor to iconic watering holes like Moe’s Tavern and Duff’s Brewery, guests will feel as if they’ve stepped through their TV and into the colorful city of Springfield.
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem | Image courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood
Inspired by the blockbuster Despicable Me animated movies, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem - a 3D Ultra-HD movie motion-simulator ride - and Super Silly Fun Land, an outdoor family play zone, are now open.
Transformers™: The Ride-3D at Universal Studios Hollywood
TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride - 3D is an immersive, next generation thrill ride that blurs 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.
Jurassic Park® - The Ride is an exhilarating raft ride that brings visitors face-to-face with prehistoric giants like a 50-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex, before plunging them 84 feet down a wild waterfall. Getting drenched is guaranteed, so plan accordingly.
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