100 Universal City Plz, Universal City, CA | Directions 9006834.138112 -118.360648
Very cool place – Spent a good amount of my childhood playing between Universal Studios and Disneyland. While Disney is still king of little kiddie amusements, I really loved Universal Studios! I came back here a few years ago and my favorite is the backlot tour. You can see the scene from war of the worlds which was a pretty awesome scene. The food here is not the best but you can always dine at the Citywalk just outside of the walls.
Movie studio-theme park for rides, tours and Hollywood fun. – Lights, camera, action! Some of the world's most memorable movies and TV shows have been shot at this sprawling San Fernando Valley studio over the years, and since opening its doors to the public in the 60s, visitors have become part of the action with behind-the-scenes access. Along with the famous Studio Tour (a 45-minute tram ride led by high-energy tour guides), the movie-theme rides are what get people going. Jurassic Park is a dinosaurs-on-the-loose boat trip with an 80-foot raft plunge (wear a poncho if you're in the back row); Revenge of the Mummy is a lightning-fast, twist-and-turn ride based on the popular movie; and The Simpsons is a fun, multisensory "rollercoaster" ride voiced by the original characters. There's also Shrek 4-D, which brings in a fourth dimension to movie-watching, and other more small-kid friendly attractions like Universal's Animal Actors and the Nickelodeon Blast Zone, a water play area that's perfect for those hot summer afternoons.
Awesome time. – I love this theme park. It's always been one of my favorites. Theres just enought to do, and the studio tour will please movie people and even non movie people. I suggest that you purchase the front of the line pass, it's a bit pricey but worth it. Go to universal you'll love it.
this place is great, they have so much to do inside, but i wouldn't expect any super scarey rides, more adventure like, but still a great time!! the food of coarse is over priced, but what theme park's aren't? admission isn't too bad either.
This place rocks!! – If you are ever looking for something fun and exciting to do in LA... go to Universal Studios Hollywood! In all my years of visiting Universal each time gets better and better. My kids are 10 and 15 and they always have a blast riding the movie themed rides. They especially like the Revenge of the Mummy ride.
Overall, this is a great time for both family and those of all ages!
For the money, go to Disneyland or Six Flags – This place doesn't have the magic of Disneyland, and doesn't have the great rides of Six Flags. Not that it's all bad, there are some decent rides, and it covers the bases of any normal theme park, but it's a distant third to Disneyland and Six Flags.
Waste of time – When a park offers its local to buy a day get the rest of the year free we chould have known that it was a flop of a park. We have been to several amusment parks across the US and by far this was the worst of all only a few movie rides. We loved Universal in Flordia but hate and I repeat HATE the California one. It is a huge waste of money we saw the whole park in 4 hours and did not even use our next day that we could have gotten in for free. My children are 11 and 13 they also thought that is was a waste they had more fun in our hotel swimming pool and we own a pool at home.
im sorry i went – too pricey.. just spent the day waiting in lines.... almost as if they didn't care about my experience! go figure
Weak as amusement parks go – If you're going to Universal Studios expecting rides, you'll be disappointed. The roller coaster is weak. And the water ride is fun in a way but ultimately a let down. Throughout the park there are "rides" that really are just fancy shows. The backlot tour is cool. But won't get any thrills here. And you will spend a mint on food. There are certainly better options in the Los Angeles area.
like going to the movies – the park isn't that fun for the older set. your done with all the rides in about two hours, so if your not a kid be ready to see some shows, Go to citywalk and catch a movie when you get bored except theater has gone downhill, Just repainted with dead rainbow, way too colorful.
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