Universal Studios Tour

A tram ride worth taking!

The Universal Studios Tour is a tram tour included with theme park admission. Comedian Jimmy Fallon is the video host of the tour. The star of “late Night with Jimmy Fallon” introduces entertaining clips seen on HD monitors in the trams to augment the live Studio Tour guide narration.

You’ll go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Tour to explore Hollywood’s most famous back lot in the world’s largest working movie studio.

But first... You have to wait in line. The trams hold a lot of people so the line moves pretty quickly, especially if you have a "Front of the Line Pass".

If you can...try sitting on the far left or the far right of the tram. You'll be able to see everything from anywhere in the tram but you'll get much better photos when you're not trying to reach over someone's head!

And they're off! This is the view you see when leaving the tram station.

These trams are looong!

Built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg himself, you’ll visit 13 new city blocks on four acres of the historic studio lot in the largest set construction project in studio history.

Check out these photos I took of the back lot. Do you recognize any of them in movies or TV shows?  These buildings are pretty impressive in person.

And did you know? Some of them have paintings of windows and doors on them, they're just flat walls! That blew me away! I didn't even realize it till our host, Jimmy Fallon, pointed it out. Amazing!

This one below is the building from Back to the Future with Michael J. Fox. Too bad I was sitting on the wrong side of the tram for this shot!   You'll also get a chance to see some pretty famous cars from various movies and television shows.

You'll also see:

  • Wisteria Lane from ABC's hit series Desperate Housewives
  • 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.
  • Witness the explosive special effects of the Fast and the Furious: Extreme Close-Up
  • And don't miss the award-winning King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson - the world's largest, most intense 3-D experience

………..and much much more!

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

War of the Worlds

European Town

Western Town

The Bates Motel from the movie Psycho

You actually get up pretty close to Norman's and his Mother's house!

Check out the VIP Experience

for the ultimate Behind-the-Scenes adventure!

Discover the Universal Studios Tour Hollywood the general public doesn’t get to see as you immerse yourself in a full day of movie making magic. You’ll go behind-the-scenes to visit sets and soundstages that are closed to the public, and hear inside stories about the making of famous TV shows and movies.

Here's what you get to see with the VIP Experience:

  • Get off the VIP trolley and take photos at the original Psycho House and Bates Motel
  • Tour the monumental back lot and walk through actual sets, including Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds
  • Visit Wisteria Lane from ABC's hit series Desperate Housewives
  • Explore the award-winning sound department
  • Roam the enormous, incredible prop warehouse. (Imagine the photo opportunities!)
  • Visit the Archive and Collections Department to see how Universal’s historical props, documents, photos and costumes are preserved for history

…….all led by an experienced personal guide

You'll feel like you're being pampered like a movie star!

  • VIP Lounge
  • Valet Parking
  • Gourmet lunch in the exclusive VIP Dining Room
  • VIP privileges at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park
  • Front of Line access to all rides & attractions
  • Special Reserved seating at shows

The VIP Experience is $249 per person. Groups do not exceed 18 guests.

An Exclusive VIP Experience is also available. It is $3,735 for your private group of 1 to 15 guests. You can add additional guests for $249 per person. Call the reservation number for more information about this option.

Children must be at least 5 years old to attend a Universal Studios tour (there is no age minimum on Exclusive tours). On both tours, guests must be at least 17 years old to attend without an accompanying adult.

Advanced reservations are encouraged

In order to provide exceptional personal attention, spaces for the VIP Experience are very limited. You should reserve your spot. If you book your ticket online through the Universal Studios Tour Official Website, a processing fee will apply. It does not apply to reservations made by phone.

Trippin Thru California does not recommend getting tickets this way. Instead, get a Sightseeing Pass. It will save you a lot of money! Please read the full disclosure below.

The Fast & The Furious


Flash Flood and Rain

Big Green Screen


Magnum PI car

The Universal Studios Tour is a must see!

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Nearby Hotels

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Getting there is easy 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

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