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- Universal StudiosAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 26, 2013
I've been to Universal Studios several times now (had an annual pass last year) and while I definitely enjoy my time there, it's not a place you can really go too many times unless you like repetition. BUT, for first-timers, it's a really fun adventure. Highlights are the Jurassic Park water ride with the sharp drop at the end (you WILL get wet), the Mummy roller coaster, and of course, the tram tour of the backlots. (You can even see a celeb or two here when movies are filming.) If you're a movie or TV buff, the tram tour will be exciting from start to finish - if you're not, the little added surprises will still keep you on your toes. I also really enjoy the animal stars training show, and the Simpsons exhibit. After a day at the park, spend the evening at CityWalk - where I always visit my favorite Hard Rock Cafe. If you're here in October and like to be scared, do the Universal Horror Nights walk and scream your lungs out.
Hint: parking is really expensive at the park, so I always park at the Metro parking lot across the street (a little further down the street from the park entrance). It's a 5-minute walk from the lot to the park entrance, where you can wait for the trams to take you up the hill for free. Just beware of hot commuter hours, when the parking lot will be full and you may have no choice.
- Universal StudiosOct 19, 2013
A theme park just northwest of downtown LA or Hollywood, Universal Studios is pitched at the tweens & teens crowd, with special-effects shows, thrill rides and a tram tour of the working soundstage area that all ages can get a kick out of. Stop by the Audiences Unlimited booth to get free tickets to live TV tapings.
- Universal StudiosMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 5Sep 07, 2013
When you go here for one day, take the VIP-tour or take a Front of Line Pass. The VIP pass is a six-hour guided tour, expensive but recommended for movie lovers!
- Universal StudiosMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Aug 22, 2013
Universal Studios has it all theme parks for the day, restaurants and entertainment for the night. Research it first to see what you want to do there because it is Grand!
- Universal StudiosMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 12, 2013
I'm a big movie fan so I just loved the tour. Highlights for me were the "city streets" that I now see in so many films, and of course the big lake where so many water scenes have been filmed. I thought it would be dull sort of tour, but I learned a lot and picked up on some film history.
- Universal StudiosMay 28, 2013
Catch the Metrorail connecting bus on La Brea (2 short blocks) to the Hollywood Highland Metro Station for a short ride to Universal City/Universal Studios stop where a shuttle picks you up! Great place for adults and children.
- Universal StudiosMay 26, 2013
Visit Universal Studios park to take the famous tram tour of the historic Studio and ride rides, including the new Transformers–The Ride 3D and come face to face with King Kong 360 3D created by Peter Jackson.
Guests visiting in October may want to check out the very popular Hollywood Horror NIghts, a special ticketed night-time spooktacular in the park, complete with haunted houses and spooks and zombies wandering the park to ensure you have a frighteningly good time.