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Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Go behind the scenes of the world-famous Studio Tour to explore real film sets where Hollywood movies are made. Plus, hold on tight for the Studio Tour's all-new grand finale, Fast & Furious - Supercharged.

Face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows, and attractions including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D that puts you inside some of the world’s most popular TV shows and movies. 

From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it’s all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

And enter the post-apocalyptic world of AMC's The Walking Dead Attraction is our new year-round daytime experience.

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 the real film and TV sets located on the Universal Studios Backlot  including Jaws, Earthquake, War of the Worlds and more, while your expert tour guide shares the Studio Tour’s epic 50-year history. Hold on tight for the world-famous Studio Tour’s 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.

Enter the world of The Simpsons™ like never before and visit downtown Springfield. Enjoy a “Genuine Clown-Endorsed Meal” at Krusty Burger, grab a Homer-sized helping of donuts at Lard Lad, imbibe at Moe’s Tavern or the first Duff Beer Gardens, and crash through Krustyland on The Simpsons Ride™. You can find out today about the different ticket options and we can save you money by booking in advance.

The world's largest working movie studio

Tour of the world’s largest working movie studio and visit three exciting shows displaying movie-making magic, plus unlimited access to incredible movie based rides.

VIP Experience

Enjoy a full day of moviemaking magic with an expert guide as you discover the Universal Studios Hollywood the general public doesn’t get to see. It includes all-day admission to the Park, behind-the-scenes privileges at select attractions, plus one-time priority access to all rides, shows and attractions including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Transformers: The Ride - 3D and, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™. On top of that, enjoy additional VIP benefits such as exclusive reserved seating at shows, a gourmet lunch, valet parking upon arrival and so much more! 

Spaces are limited. Advance reservations required. VIP Tour content is subject to availability based on production schedules and other factors. Children need to be 5 years or older to attend this tour.

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.
• 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!

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, three 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, a 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.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (S18) TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission.

The Simpsons Legal: THE SIMPSONS TM & ©2018 Twentieth
Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
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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 seven days a week, with pick-ups approximately every 10-15 minutes.
  • Shuttle service begins at 7:00 am every morning. Service continues until approximately two 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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