Universal Studios Hollywood

Get ready to spend an entire day and evening at Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s the ultimate Hollywood experience! Fun for the whole family!

Thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk.

Attractions at Universal Studios

Ride the Movies!


Buying tickets through the official web site can get very expensive. There are many different types of tickets to choose from. 12 month passes, 1 day tickets plus shuttle service, VIP ticktes and so on.

Trippin’ Thru California does not recommend getting tickets that way. Instead, get a sightseeing pass. It will save you so much money!

  • General Parking is $15.00
  • Preferred Parking is $20.00 and gets you up closer but spaces are limited and only puts as close as spaces are available.
  • RV Parking is $17.00

Park Hours

Park hours vary throughout the year. Sometimes this link to the hours page does not give you the time that the park closes on the calendar, but if you look at the very top of the page, you’ll see the hours for today.

Getting There

Universal Studios Hollywood is located in Los Angeles, California. Less than an hour from Disneyland! (under normal driving conditions).

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Located right off the 101 (Hollywood) Freeway, approximately ten minutes north of Downtown Los Angeles. You can exit either Universal Studios Boulevard or Lankershim Blvd.

There a lots of dining options inside the park. There are lots of shops as well but with mostly Souvenirs, toys and collectible type stuff. It’s all a bit pricey. You’ll find better shopping at CityWalk.

For Studio Memorabilia, check out the
HOLLYWOOD MEGA STORE : Your Studio Superstore !

Hotels Near Universal Studios Hollywood

Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn
Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - A Thompson Hotel
W Hollywood

Things to know

  • If you don’t want to miss anything, Trippin’ Thru California recommends that you spend a full day visiting the park and Universal CityWalk Hollywood in the evening.
  • Lockers are available that accept both cash and credit cards.
  • Some outside food is okay. Unopened water bottles, baby food, fruits and vegetables or any food for health and dietary reasons. NO coolers or large bags of any kind.
  • Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only.
  • Inside the park there is an Audiences Unlimited Ticket Booth. At this booth, guests can receive tickets to see the filming of some of today’s big TV hits for free. (Tickets are based on availability.)

I spent an entire day exploring Universal Studios Hollywood. I rode all the rides and took the Studio Tour (thanks to my "Front of the Line Pass).

Then I spent the evening at CityWalk. Had a nice dinner, went shopping and listened to a band! There is so much to do there.

Here are pictures from my super fun-filled day! Also click on this CityWalk link to view those pictures.

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