Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Theme Park is known for its mind-blowing rides based on blockbuster movies, but it is also a working movie studio and an attraction everyone can enjoy. The highlight for most is the ever-changing selection of rides, ranging from simulators to roller coasters. Favorite movie and TV-themed rides and sets include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Simpsons, Transformers, Jurassic World – The Ride, and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. To save time standing in long lines consider purchasing a Skip the Line: Front of Line Pass at Universal Studios Hollywood. This handy ticket gives you a one-time fast entry to each of the park’s rides, attractions, and shows, as well as behind-the-scenes access to select attractions.
When you are tired of the rides, you can check out CityWalk, a three-block entertainment area, with shopping, dining, and theaters. Another option is a guided tour of the studios to explore behind the scenes of some of Universal’s most popular movie sets. The VIP Experience allows you opportunities to see the sets and areas not open to the general public. Universal Studios Hollywood™ , The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based Theme Park and Studio Tour plus Universal CityWalk®, our entertainment, shopping and dining complex, which includes the Universal Cinema and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.
Other immersive lands include Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land as well as Springfield, hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning The Simpsons Ride™. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s flagship attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as Fast & Furious—Supercharged. Universal CityWalk is Southern California’s dynamic entertainment, dining and shopping destination that reflects the area’s rich cultural diversity. The iconic open-air leisure and nightlife complex provides “Always Unexpected” entertainment options and has served as a prototype for similar destinations. Universal CityWalk includes the dynamic high-tech concert venue, “5 Towers,” provides L.A.’s best movie-going experience at the Universal Cinema and offers such unique venues as the iFly indoor skydiving. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of NBCUniversal.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company,significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.
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