With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood in California, it’s easy to craft an unforgettable getaway to suit every interest.
Looking to make memories with the family? Check. Enjoy grown-up thrills? Check. Want to become immersed in the world of iconic films and entertainment? Check. No matter what kind of vacation your group is seeking, here’s your guide to crafting it at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Family Fun for All Ages
Kids (and kids at heart) will delight in the adventures around every corner at Universal Studios Hollywood. The original voice talent behind the lovable characters of Illumination's global blockbuster hits The Secret Life of Pets and The Secret Life of Pets 2 unleash their animal instincts to reprise their roles in the all-new ride The Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash! (coming soon), where you’ll assume the roles of stray puppies on the ultimate quest to find forever homes. For laugh-out-loud fun, embrace your inner Minion aboard the popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride and adjacent Super Silly Fun Land, an elaborate themed play zone that features wet and dry play areas, a Silly Swirly Fun Ride and carnival games just like the ones in the movie. For a Jurassic adventure, visit Jurassic World –The Ride and wander the interactive “Dino Play” area designed to inspire children of all ages to explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils. Bring the whole gang to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ to soar high above the land aboard the family-friendly outdoor roller coaster, Flight of the Hippogriff™, for dips and dives around the pumpkin patch and past Hagrid's Hut.
Family exploring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
A Grown-Ups’ Day (and Night) Out
From action-packed rides with mesmerizing creatures to sipping craft beer and cocktails, Universal Studios Hollywood is a prime destination for an adult getaway. Are you brave enough to come face-to-face with the massive Indominus Rex as she battles a colossal T. rex? Find out on Jurassic World – The Ride, an epic experience that brings the blockbuster movie to life. Next, join The Simpsons™ as they adventure through Krustyland on a virtual roller coaster! Wind down at one of the many restaurants inside the theme park or at Universal CityWalk Hollywood with a craft beer or specialty cocktail.
Dining with friends at Antojitos Cocina Mexicana in Universal CityWalk
The Ultimate Hollywood Experience
What’s most unique about Universal Studios Hollywood is that it borders an authentic working movie and television production studio – and theme park visitors have the rare opportunity to discover the true meaning of “Lights, Camera, Action!” on the world-famous, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour. Film lovers of all ages can enjoy an insider’s look at iconic movie sets and see where Hollywood’s biggest stars go to work. Hop on the sleek trams to see special effects, learn high-tech secrets and tour one of the largest movie studios in existence. This unforgettable tour culminates with the epic Fast & Furious — Supercharged attraction, based on the blockbuster Fast & Furious movies, that takes guests on a high-stakes chase and street race with actual stars from the movies. Your immersion in movie magic continues with WaterWorld, an action-packed stunt show featuring high-flying jet skiers, firefights, massive explosions and even a flying plane.
An insider's look at movie-making on the world-famous Studio Tour
Whether it’s a giant tidal wave, a thrilling ride with ghastly creatures or a memorable flight with magical wizards, Universal Studios Hollywood is packed with action. The bravest will want to start on the adrenaline-surging Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride indoor roller coaster, which features heart-pounding special effects, life-like mummies and surprise twists around every turn. Prepare to be amazed by the 3D media and flight-simulation technology on the one-of-a-kind TRANSFORMERSTM: The Ride-3D immersive experience. And don’t miss the chance to come face-to-face with magical creatures as you soar high above the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.
All smiles on the thrilling Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride
More experiences nearby
Dine with a View in California
An Insider’s Guide to Hollywood
5 Hikes Where You Have to Hold on Tight