Fodor's Expert Review Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal City Amusement Park/Water Park
The Simpsons Ride, Universal Studios, Hollywood, California

A theme park with classic attractions like roller coasters and thrill rides, Universal Studios also provides a tour of some beloved television and movie sets. A favorite attraction is the tram tour, during which you can duck from King Kong; see the airplane wreckage of War of the Worlds; ride along with the cast of the Fast and the Furious; and get chills looking at the house from Psycho. The tram ride is usually the best place to begin your visit, because the lines become longer as the day goes on.

Most attractions are designed to give you a thrill in one form or another, including the thrilling Revenge of the Mummy and immersive rides like the 4D Simpsons Ride, where you can actually smell Maggie Simpson’s baby powder. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, however, is the crown jewel of the park, featuring magical rides, pints of frozen butterbeer, and enough merchandise to drain you wallet faster than you can shout "Expecto Patronum." If you're in town... READ MORE

A theme park with classic attractions like roller coasters and thrill rides, Universal Studios also provides a tour of some beloved television and movie sets. A favorite attraction is the tram tour, during which you can duck from King Kong; see the airplane wreckage of War of the Worlds; ride along with the cast of the Fast and the Furious; and get chills looking at the house from Psycho. The tram ride is usually the best place to begin your visit, because the lines become longer as the day goes on.

Most attractions are designed to give you a thrill in one form or another, including the thrilling Revenge of the Mummy and immersive rides like the 4D Simpsons Ride, where you can actually smell Maggie Simpson’s baby powder. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, however, is the crown jewel of the park, featuring magical rides, pints of frozen butterbeer, and enough merchandise to drain you wallet faster than you can shout "Expecto Patronum." If you're in town in October, stop by for Halloween Horror Nights, featuring mazes full of monsters, murderers, and jump scares.

Geared more toward adults, CityWalk is a separate venue run by Universal Studios, where you’ll find shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and movie theaters.

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Quick Facts

100 Universal City Plaza
Los Angeles, California  91608, USA

818-622–3801

www.universalstudioshollywood.com

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Rate Includes: $99

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