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- Universal Studios
- Universal StudiosMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
We bought season passes last year since it was the same price as a one day ticket. This park has something for everyone. Pros: Transformers the Ride, Pictures with Bumblebee, The Mummy Ride, Studio Back Lot Tour, the Animal Show, and especially they serve beer! Cons: Expensive Parking, Terrible Food, skip the special effects show...
- Universal StudiosMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2
One of the most underrated them parks in Southern California, Universal Studios emerged as a Hollywood attraction with movie themed rides and exhibits. Expansion is scheduled in the near future to include the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which yours truly is really excited about. Currently, you can buy a day and get an entire year free. That's really cool if you live nearby.
- Universal Studios
- Universal StudiosMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily TravelersFoodies
My favorite theme park of all times, every few years I just have to come back and checkout the new rides. Make sure you do the studio tour, even if you've done it before, they update a lot and the new 360/3D part is real cool.
- Universal StudiosMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies
We spent a really enjoyable afternoon in this place. We lost a lot of time on queues, however the attractions we tried were funny. Also film sets are nice to visit, what a surprise when I saw Notthing Hill library! On the other side food is really terrible, you'd better go somewhere else for dinner.
- Universal Studios
MUST GO RIDE TRANSFORMERS 3D! it was amazing! it was sad to see Backdraft go, but Transformsers was well worth it! the story line is new but the characters are the same, the ride itself is such a fresh new idea because you get the 3D plus a lot of movement and action. There is not one single boring part! If you loved the movies (or not) you will love this ride.
- Universal Studios
I remember when I was a kid and Universal Studios was AWESOME... now, as an adult. Not so awesome.
* Studio Tour - hosted by Jimmy Fallon (on the TV) and Marie (works at the Park)
Boring. We waited for an hour to get on this ride and it was SO boring. It's interesting to learn about sets and moving making, but this just... I don't know how they are going to advertise to the Justin Bieber age... I know all the old movies she was talking about, but I doubt someone ten years younger than me will know. I barely knew some of the old stuff they mentioned. A lot of kids nowadays won't know who John Wayne is.
King Kong 360... the commercial was even cooler than the attraction. It was only 2-3 minutes of the whole studio tour. It was cool with the 3-D, but nothing AT ALL like how the commercial makes it sound. Really sad.
The Mummy Section of the Studio Tour... headache. You get dizzy from the spinning wall.
I did enjoy the old school stuff like the EARTHQUAKE and FLASH FLOOD section. Like old times. Classic.
* Jurassic Park - no matter where you sit... you WILL get wet. My friend and I knew, so we wore ponchos. They sell ponchos for $2, but me and my friend went to DollarTree beforehand and got TWO for $1. Yeah, be prepared! It's still fun... but you just get wet NO MATTER WHAT.
* Mummy Ride - Really fun. It's a roller coaster ride. The wait sucked.
* Terminator 2-3D - eh, it's cool to reminisce on one of my fave movies - Terminator 2... but eh.
* Shrek 3-D - Really cute, but don't sit on the end, you don't really FEEL the action.
* Simpsons Ride - Really fun. I didn't expect it to be fun, but it was. LONG wait.
All of it was practically a LONG wait. Be prepared. I wish I got the Priority Pass actually. The lines aren't worth it.
Lots of chicken places. Overpriced as usual.
Buy online. Cheaper.
We saw a guy STEAL from the Simpson's Kwik-E-Mart and we told the front desk guy and he said "hold on let me get my manager". Me and my friend saw the guy around the store, they could still catch him... instead, they did NOTHING. The manager just said Thank you. It's like REALLY?!?! You're not going to chase after him? You're not going to call Security on this guy. You guys do nothing?!?!
* So basically, you guys can steal from Universal Studios and get away with it.
Overall... Spend the extra $50 and go to Disneyland.
- Universal StudiosMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2
If I grew up in the area, I imagine I'd have wanted to come here all the time. Jurrassic Park (the ride) isn't new any longer, but still fun to go on. Of course you have WaterWorld and the Blues Brothers, which have been there forever, but you also have seasonal attractions like Indiana Jones, or Beetlejuice. Bummer E.T. is no longer there -- that ride was there forever! And as you wait in line, funnel cake. :)
- Universal StudiosMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2
A theme park visitor can get greater variety and better monetary value by visiting Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm. More informative, more intimate and less expensive studio tours are available from almost any of the other studios located in the Los Angeles area. I have a general aversion to shopping malls, regardless of their name, so I'm not the right person to comment on Universal City's "City Walk" (although I don't know of many other Los Angeles malls where one has to pay to park in order to shop). Universal's cinema complex is fine, assuming you like the movies that are playing. Its concert venue, the Gibson Amphitheatre, is also acceptable. They often have top tier performers.
- Universal StudiosCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4
If you're doing the Southern California amusement park tour, do yourself a favor and go to Disneyland last. On my last visit to Universal Studios, I made the mistake of going after several days at Disneyland. This theme park just does not hold up as well, especially since a lot of it has aged since the 90s. Since then, I've found myself not really rushing to return. If you've never been, however, it's still an attraction worth considering.