Universal Studios Hollywood™ Vacation
Of all the many must-see theme park destinations in Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood™ is one of the biggest and brightest. It certainly earns its moniker of “The Entertainment Capital of LA,” providing visitors with the inside scoop on how all their favorite films and TV shows are made.
A theme park holiday requires careful planning, not only to save money but also time. Make the most of every minute of your trip to ensure you experience everything this fantastic location has to offer.
The friendly planning experts at aRes Travel have compiled this handy guide to help you enjoy a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood™ to its fullest potential!
Bring the family — fun for all ages!
One of the best things about Universal Studios Hollywood™ is it caters to the whole family, whatever their idea of a good time might be. There’s something for everyone, from the youngest visitors, right up to the thrill-seekers.
Some of those planning a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood™ may not realize that, besides being a fantastic theme park, it is also still a fully functional film studio. Visitors can embark on The World-Famous Studio Tour, enjoying an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek into the realm of film and TV production.
Guests can explore every nook and cranny of the four-acre studio lot during the tour, guided by world-famous comedian and star of Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy appears on HD monitors inside the tram, narrating the tour and introducing incredible clips from classics of the small and silver screens.
The World-Famous Studio Tour is accessible for visitors in wheelchairs and service animals are welcome. Closed captioning is also available for those hard of hearing.
Once the tour is over, hitch up your Potterheads and muggles and head for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. This magical land of witchcraft and wizardry features some of the best rides in the park, including the incredible Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, an unforgettable motion simulator experience.
After that, soar through the pumpkin patch on Flight of the Hippogriff™, a thrilling roller coaster experience suitable for children at least 99 centimeters tall.
There’s more to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ than just rides. Take a walk through the village of Hogsmeade™, grab lunch at the Three Broomsticks™ tavern, and cool off with a refreshing tankard of Butterbeer.
Don’t forget to take in a spot of shopping at establishments like Ollivanders™, Honeydukes™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, and Dervish and Banges™ before you leave!
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more exciting adventures to be had at Universal Studios Hollywood™, with rides and attractions themed around beloved franchises like Jurassic Park, Despicable Me, The Simpsons, and many more!
Discount ticket options
Organizing a theme park holiday can get pricey very quickly, but it doesn’t have to. If you know where to look, you can score giant discounts on tickets to fabulous theme parks across the United States, including Universal Studios Hollywood™.
Unearthing these incredibly low prices is easier than you might think. Look no further than aRes Travel. Our planning experts scour the industry for the best deals available, providing our customers with phenomenal value for money.
We offer a range of discount ticket options. These currently include:
- VIP Experience including 1-Day Admission — Enjoy an exclusive tour, unlimited Universal Express™ queue-jumping, priority show seating, and valet parking, plus a gourmet lunch and refreshments at the VIP lounge.
- Universal Express™ including 1-Day Admission — Jump the queue once per attraction and grab the best seats in the house at select shows.
- 2-Day General Admission — Two days’ entry to Universal Studios Hollywood™. Enjoy all rides and attractions, including admission to The World-Famous Studio Tour, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, and the Universal CityWalk™ entertainment district.
- 1-Day General Admission — All the perks of 2-day admission but for one day only. Download the park map to make sure you see as much as possible!
We can also provide you with even better savings if you combine your visit to Universal Studios Hollywood™ with trips to other attractions in the California area. The combo deals currently available at aRes Travel include:
- Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® & Universal Studios Hollywood™
- Disneyland® Resort Park Per Day & Universal Studios Hollywood™
- Universal Studios Hollywood™ & Warner Bros. Studio Tour
You can even combine your trip to Universal Studios Hollywood™ with a stay at one of over 60 fantastic hotels in the surrounding area. Our hotel partners provide a range of accommodation styles, with amenities to suit all needs and preferences.
Our ticket options are subject to change, and pricing varies depending on the season. Contact aRes Travel and speak to one of our friendly planning agents to find out all about our current bundles, accommodation options, and pricing.
Young adventurers get access to even greater discounts at Universal Studios Hollywood™. If you are booking the trip of a lifetime for your family and traveling with young children, ask us about the different pricing tiers available.
Currently, customers can purchase general admission tickets for children aged 3-9 for even less than our already-unbeatable discounted rates!
Buy your tickets online for the best deal
The golden rule for getting the best value for money on a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood™ is to book your tickets in advance online.
Not only will you save money, but you will also save time, as you can skip the lengthy ticket lines at the gate! Purchasing your tickets ahead of time is by far the most economical and convenient way to organize your visit.
Time is money, and you will want to cram as many of the sights, shows, thrills, and spills into your Universal Studios Hollywood™ experience as you can.
That is why we recommend you take full advantage of the Universal Studios Hollywood™ park map, available to download as a PDF from the official website. Save it onto your mobile device or print off a physical copy to help you find your next destination. The map even highlights the park’s most popular attractions.
You can also download the Universal Studios Hollywood™ app to your Android or iOS mobile device. The app features an interactive version of the park map to help you find your way around, plus additional information like current queue times. You can also plan your day by creating a personalized itinerary.
If you’re visiting Universal Studios Hollywood™ soon, we hope you will find our tips and hints useful — and that you have the time of your life! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions not covered in this guide.
For the best deals on Universal Studios Hollywood™ tickets, the lowest prices on packages and hotels, and amazing savings on travel, call 1 (800) 434-7894 (international callers use +1 (619) 546-5622) to speak with an aRes Travel planning expert seven days a week, or book online now.