Visit Universal Studios CA, the popular theme Park in Hollywood California. Located in world-famous Hollywood, this park offers tours, rides and fun Hollywood style. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now part of Universal Studios Hollywood.
If you love theme parks, a visit to Southern California should include a day at Universal Studios Theme Park. Don't miss my favorite shows - the new LA Wizarding World of Harry Potter World, and WaterWorld, an elaborate and wild water stunt and pyrotechnic show (see photo above), and of course, the King Kong exhibit.
The park includes lots of fun for the whole family. In addition to the must see behind-the-scenes Hollywood tour, there are many rides and attractions including these popular rides:
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter including Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Flight of the Hippogriff.
Revenge of the Mummy ride (must be 48" tall)
Jurassic Park Ride (must be 42" tall)
King Kong 360 3D
WaterWorld show (you may get soaked!)
Transformers Ride (must be 40" tall)
The Simpsons Ride (must be 40" tall)
You can also meet your favorite characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and Shrek.
The LA Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in 2016 at Universal Studios CA. The Los Angeles Harry Potter theme park is modeled after the famous Harry Potter series, and the successful Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.
Of course you won't want to miss the Behind-the-Scenes Hollywood Studio Tour and and go behind the scenes of a working movie studio. After all, this is Universal Studios LA! It is fun to see some great sites on the Studio Tour, like:
War of the Worlds plane crash
Psycho Norman Bates at the Bates Motel
The VIP Experience tour costs extra, but gives you plenty to see back stage. You have a personal studio guide, get to walk around in the backlot, and see sets from your favorite shows. Reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited.
Universal Studios CA Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Phone Number: 1-800-UNIVERSAL
Universal Studios Hours: Vary from 10 - 5 off-season weekdays to 8 AM - 10 PM summer weekends. Hours vary each day.
Early Admission - If you purchase a preferred hotel package from Universal Studios online, you can get 1 hour early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Parking: $25.00 is typical, RVs pay extra. After 6 PM, parking is only $10.
Ticket Prices: Regular price is $109 to $144 per person, ages 2 and under are free. Front of the line pass is expensive and the price varies depending on the season, which includes priority access to all rides and attractions and reserved seating. VIP tickets are available for additional cost. But don't pay full price - see our page on Universal Studios Discount Tickets
Official website: www.universalstudioshollywood.com
Grinchmas happens every winter at Universal Studios, where the Grinch himself can be seen at Whoville.
You can exit the park for a nice meal, or stay later in the evening after the park closes and enjoy an evening of food and entertainment.
Admission to the theme park is not required to visit CityWalk.
Don't worry, you don't have to drive across this bridge to get there! It's just part of the studio tour.
Universal Studios California is located in Southern California about one hour from Disneyland and about two hours north of San Diego Cal. For map and driving directions, see Map of Hollywood
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