5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is a beautiful movie studio and theme park in Los Angeles and you will always have fun whenever you visit.  Whether you are traveling with friends or family, Universal Studios is a great place to see how people make movies and catch live-action and fantastic stunt shows. Moreover, you will enjoy thrilling 3-D rides and see themed areas. Different from other parks, there is always something amazing to see at Universal Studios Hollywood. The park updates and creates new attractions frequently so that its visitors get a fresh view with every visit.

There are plenty of activities to do, so you might as well have a plan in advance.  You can start by buying Universal Studios discount tickets. Buying discount tickets can save money that you can now put towards unique food or fun souvenirs. If you are up for the extra cost, choosing the Front of Line passes can save you a lot of time, but they tend to be expensive. You will get to bypass long lines and have a front seat, especially during those packed summers and holidays. You should also download the easy-to-navigate Universal Studios Hollywood App, where you will be able to use interactive maps and see the wait times and showtimes. Once you have everything ready, below is a guide of five fun things you can do at Universal Studios Hollywood. 

Explore the Upper Lot

The upper lot is the area through which you enter the park, so you can begin your adventure from there. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed park. Enjoy the thrilling 3-D Harry Potter ride as well as the Forbidden journey, where you will see familiar places such as the Room of requirement and Dumbledore’s office. Before you get to it, ensure you store your stuff safely in lockers as they could get lost during the ride.

While at the upper lot, the Flight of the Hippogriff roller coaster is a fun place to visit. When done, head on to the nooks and crannies.  Other 3-D attractions at the upper lot include Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, a Walking Dead maze, and The Simpsons Ride. When you want to rest and enjoy a tasty meal, try the Hog’s Head Pub and The Broomstick.

The Studios Tour

The Studios tour has to be mentioned on its own, although it is part of the upper lot. Here, you get to catch the behind the scenes actions of movie- making. In 45 minutes, you will ride through 13 city blocks, which are used for numerous television shows and movies.  Get to see sound stages for Fast and Furious and King Kong 360 3-D

Get to the Lower lot

When you have had enough of the upper lot, get onto some escalators, which will land you at the lower lot. While at it, you will enjoy amazing views of the San Fernando Valley. The lower lot also hosts fantastic 3-D rides, including The Ride 3-D, Jurassic Park –The Ride, and Revenge of the Mummy SM – The Ride. You can save the Jurassic Park attraction for last as you will get very wet.

Do not miss out on WaterWorld

Whatever you do, you have to get to WaterWorld. The stunt show, which is packed with action, has been around for over 20 years. It features various stunts, jumping jet skiers, massive explosions, a plane crash, and firefights. Unless you want to get soaked in the green seats while being part of the audience interaction, you can choose to keep off these zones.

Wind up with the Universal CityWalk

CityWalk stays open longer, so it is best to save it for last. If you love souvenirs, this is a wonderful place to search as it has numerous shops. You can also sit down to grab a bite in its classy eateries that suit every budget. Try Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Hard Walk Café. Other things to catch at CityWalk are the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the state-of-the-art outdoor venue known as the 5 Towers

Are you already excited about your trip to Universal Studios Hollywood? Make sure to visit the five places above and carry a camera with you to create lots of memories.

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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