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Universal Studios Hollywood

Updated by Pat Dorri on March 14 2024

Famous Home of Film Magic and Family Fun in Los Angeles.

Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, United States

Tourists standing in front of the Universal Studios globe in LA on a sunny day
Universal Studios is a great day out when in LA.

💲 Ticket prices vary; check website for current rates and packages

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Dining options

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Universal Studios Hollywood?

Universal Studios Hollywood is located in Universal City, just north of Hollywood, and just a short ride from downtown Los Angeles.

The park is both serviced by the Metro Red Line with the Universal City/Studio City station conveniently located nearby, offering a free shuttle up to the park entrance.

Why should I visit Universal Studios Hollywood?

Universal Studios Hollywood is a must-visit for anyone looking for a day of entertainment and adventure.

Not only is it a working movie studio, it also has thrilling attractions and rides, and plenty to keep you busy!

From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Fast & Furious Supercharged experience, be prepared to expect the unexpected.

What are the opening hours at Universal Studios Hollywood?

General opening hours*

Monday - 8am - 10pm

Tuesday - 8am - 10pm

Wednesday - 8am - 10pm

Thursday - 8am - 10pm

Friday - 8am - 10pm

Saturday - 8am - 10pm

Sunday - 8am - 10pm

*However opening hours do change depending on the season and day of week, so make sure to check ahead of visiting.

Closures and holidays

As the park's opening hours vary throughout the year, make sure to check the official website for the latest info.

View of the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles seen through the trees on a sunny day, with the blue sky above
Make sure to get a photo of the nearby Hollywood sign.
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Where should I park when visiting Universal Studios Hollywood?

Parking is available on-site at Universal Studios Hollywood, with options including general, preferred, and valet parking.

Rates vary depending on the parking option and time of visit, so check the official website for the latest info.

Is Universal Studios Hollywood accessible by public transportation?

Universal Studios Hollywood is accessible by public transport. and The Metro Red Line's Universal City/Studio City station is a short walk from the park.

There is a free shuttle available to transport guests from the station to the main entrance.

When is the best time to visit Universal Studios Hollywood?

Weekdays during the off-peak season (outside of summer and school holidays) are the best times to visit to avoid large crowds.

Early morning right at park opening is also ideal for experiencing popular rides with less queuing.

What are the best things to see near Universal Studios Hollywood?

There are plenty of great places close to Universal Studios Hollywood to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • CityWalk Hollywood - A bustling entertainment, dining, and shopping complex located just outside the park.
  • The Hollywood Sign - An iconic Los Angeles landmark, visible from various points around the park and nearby areas.
  • Griffith Observatory - Offers spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign.
  • Hollywood Bowl - An iconic outdoor music venue hosting a variety of performances, located near Universal Studios.
View of the pool and activities at Super Silly Fun Land Wet Zone at Universal Studios Hollywood
Make the most of the Splash Park during warmer weather visits to Universal Studios Hollywood.
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Common questions about Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood opened in 1915, making it one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios still in use, and you can explore behind-the-scenes when you visit. Here is what else to expect.

Is Universal Studios Hollywood accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Universal Studios Hollywood is fully accessible to those with lower mobility.

Is Universal Studios Hollywood free to enter?

❌ No, admission tickets are required and vary in price when you visit Universal Studios Hollywood.

❗ Purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended to ensure entry.

Is Universal Studios Hollywood pet-friendly?

❌ Pets are not allowed inside Universal Studios Hollywood, with the exception of service animals.

❗ However, a kennel service is available for a fee at the entrance to Universal Studios Hollywood.

Is Universal Studios Hollywood child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Universal Studios Hollywood offers a wide range of attractions and entertainment for the whole family.

Is Universal Studios Hollywood a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Universal Studios Hollywood is open year-round.

Are refreshments available at Universal Studios Hollywood?

✔️ Yes, there are numerous dining options throughout Universal Studios Hollywood.

Are there restrooms at Universal Studios Hollywood?

✔️ Yes, public restrooms are available at Universal Studios Hollywood.

What else is useful to know before I visit Universal Studios Hollywood

It's advisable to download the Universal Studios Hollywood app for real-time updates on wait times, show schedules, and park maps.

Also, consider purchasing Express Passes to reduce wait times for popular attractions.

Special stage demonstrations with cars crashing into flames, at Universal Studios Hollywood
Prepare to be wowed by the stunts and shows during your visit to the park.
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Where to stay near Universal Studios Hollywood

There are plenty of great hotel options in Los Angeles to head back to after enjoying the excitement of Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are our favorites

  • Hotel Per La, Autograph Collection - Centrally located, this plush hotel is an exceptional stay, while their dedicated team delivers first-class service.

  • citizenM Los Angeles Downtown - This trendy hotel serves as a convenient gateway to the Broadway Theater District and Little Tokyo, and many other great LA top attractions.

  • Ambrose Hotel - At Ambrose Hotel and you can expect stylish accommodation, fit for all the family, in the heart of Santa Monica.