If you love movies, Universal Studios, Hollywood, is a must-visit for you. You can witness the magic of movie-making, combined with a first-hand experience of the classic Hollywood movies with innovative and thrilling theme park rides.
When to Go
Universal Studios is usually crowded during the summer and school breaks, such as the spring and winter break, around Christmas. So, avoid visiting during the holidays. Weekdays tend to be less crowded, making them the ideal time to visit Universal Studios.
How to Go
Universal Studios, Hollywood, is located at 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA. There is a station of Metro Red Line near the park, from where you can easily get a shuttle bus to the entrance. Universal Studios also provides shuttle services from various hotels in Los Angeles.
The price of tickets for children between the ages of 3 and 9 years is $123, while tickets for adults cost $129. Kids aged 2 years and below are usually permitted to enter for free. You might find a different list of ticket categories at the ticket booth at Universal Studios. You can also check out various discounts by booking tickets online, says an article by LA Jolla Mom.
Just outside the entrance of Universal Studios is a dining and shopping complex, open for the public. It is a great place to relax and refuel yourself after a tiring day at the theme park. If you are interested in movie making, you can visit Warner Bros Studios, which is at a walking distance and provides a great tour for visitors, says a blog post by Discover Los Angeles.
If you’re feeling more adventurous and would like to get back to nature after your visit to Universal Studios, you can consider one of the hiking routes at Runyon Canyon Park. Apart from enjoying the wonderful sites in the city, you can also trek to the famous Hollywood sign, says a blog post by US Local Guide.
The trams used in Universal Studios are iconic and were initially used to transport people around the film production facilities at Universal Studios. During this journey across the park, you will experience:
- A simulated flood and earthquake on the sets of a subway station.
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, one of the latest additions.
- Fast and Furious: Supercharged, based on the movie franchise.
- The Walking Dead Attraction.
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.
- King Kong 360 3-D.
You can also experience some of the backstage sets that are not being used now. You will also get to see the Jaws shark, the airplane crash scene from War of the Worlds, Bates Motel and Psycho House.