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Universal Studios Hollywood

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Universal Studios Hollywood in 2015! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.

30 °C

Best time to visit Los Angles: Spring or Autumn when you get that lovely Californian sunshine but without the intense heat.

10 - 11 hours

Los Angles International airport is located 27 miles from Universal Studios Hollywood.

Step aboard the brand-new fleet of tram vehicles and get a behind-the-scenes look at real film and TV sets located on the Universal Studios Backlot while your expert guide shares the Studio Tour’s epic 50-year history. And, for the first time ever, experience the new Nighttime Studio Tour as it runs select evenings with spectacular theatrical lighting and special effects used in nighttime filmmaking on the Backlot. Then, face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions – including TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem – that put you inside some of the world’s most popular movies and TV shows.

And, coming Summer 2015, hold on tight for the Studio Tour’s all-new grand finale, Fast & Furious–Supercharged! Ride along with the all-star cast from the hit movies on a high-speed chase that exceeds 120 miles per hour and catapults you into the high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels.

VIP Experience

Your exclusive access to Hollywood awaits! Immerse yourself in a full day of movie-making magic with an expert guide as you discover the Universal Studios Hollywood the general public doesn’t get to see. Enjoy additional VIP benefits such as all-day admission to the park, unlimited Front of Line access to all rides and attractions, exclusive reserved seating at all shows, a gourmet lunch, valet parking upon arrival and so much more! Spaces for the VIP Experience are very limited and advance reservations are required.

Front of Line

Get the celebrity treatment with this all-access pass. It includes all-day admission to the Park, one-time priority access to all rides, shows and attractions, plus behind-the-scenes privileges at select attractions. This feature is very popular among guests, so pre-purchase to guarantee Front of Line privileges. You are not required to choose a specific date. Simply select the appropriate date range and use your ticket any 1 day during that time period.

Visit 13 city blocks on four acres of historic studio lot in the largest set construction project in studio history, built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg himself. The Studio Tour also includes the award-winning King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson, plus:

• Encounter the eerie plane crash from War of the Worlds
• See Wisteria Lane from ABC’s hit series Desperate Housewives
• Come face-to-face with Norman Bates at the legendary Bates Motel from Psycho
• Brace yourself as Jaws lurks deep beneath the waters
…. and much, much more!

Come face-to-face with “living” dinosaurs, a 50-foot T-Rex, and 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.

Universal CityWalk Hollywood is a Three-Block Entertainment, Dining and Shopping Promenade.

Where is LA’s best place for unexpected excitement? Universal CityWalk. Live music, movies, clubs, great food and always something new to discover. More than 30 places to eat, 5 hot nightclubs, 19 screen theatre with state of the art IMAX® and more than 30 unique shops. It’s LA’s favourite place to play.

Check out 5 Towers on Universal CityWalk, state-of-the-art concert venue. Experience a jaw-dropping explosion of over 5,000 LED lights and a sound system that will blow you away.

CityWalk. Always Unexpected.

Getting around

  • Numerous public bus routes stop in Universal City.
  • For rail and bus schedules or additional public transportation information, call MTA at (800) COMMUTE or (213) 626-4455. Or visit
  • Across the street from the subway station and the bus stop is a free Universal Studios shuttle bus. This free shuttle will take you to the main entrances of Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk Hollywood.
  • This shuttle service runs 7 days a week, with pick-ups approximately every 10-15 minutes.
  • Shuttle service begins at 7:00 am every morning. Service continues until approximately 2 hours after the theme park closes (Check here for Park hours.) Please refer to the posted times at each shuttle stop for information on the last departing shuttle.

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