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Underrated Attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood

What Are the Most Underrated Attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood?

Universal Studios Hollywood™ is home to many famous attractions such as The World-Famous Studio Tour, but there are plenty of rides and fun things to see and do that many ignore but are well-worth checking out.

King Kong 360-3D

Prepare yourself for a heart-pounding adventure on the award-winning King Kong 360-3D excursion.

Activate your survival instincts and get ready to be caught in the middle of the terrifying struggle between a 35-foot T-Rex and the legendary King Kong. With its groundbreaking technology, the fully immersive experience of Skull Island will feel completely lifelike.

The Walking Dead Attraction

Enter the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead, where you will have to fight for your survival in a fully immersive simulation. Navigate yourself through a hungry-walker ridden world and battle alongside the other human survivors in this nightmarish and iconic landscape taken from the most popular TV show in history. There are 18 hidden artifacts within the attraction taken from the TV show, can you find them all before your time is up?

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Join Gru, his three daughters, and the mischievous Minions on a thrilling ride. You will start at Gru’s home where you will be recruited for his next and biggest scheme, which will require you to become an actual Minion. Battle your way through “Minion training,” where things may not go as planned. Next, the ride takes you through Gru’s super-villain laboratory, you will laugh-out-loud, and you will join in on an interactive dance party. The state-of-the-art animation and a celebrity soundtrack enhance this unique twist on the beloved Despicable Me storyline.

Transformers™: The Ride-3D

This next generation thrill ride will blur the lines between reality and fiction. With a combination of 3D HD media and flight simulation technology, the Transformers™: The Ride 3-D takes you on an epic adventure based on the Transformers™ movie franchise. Caught in the middle of a war zone, you will fight alongside Optimus Prime to protect the Allspark from the Decepticons. Don’t panic. It is only the future of humanity that is counting on you!

Revenge of the Mummy℠- The Ride

The Revenge of the Mummy℠ takes you to a whole new level of roller coaster thrills on this heart-pounding ride. Look out for Egyptian hieroglyphics on the walls that spell out real words and ancient warnings that you would be wise to heed.

Revenge of the Mummy℠- The Ride

Reaching speeds up to 45 miles per hour, this ride is not for the light of heart, and with its unexpected twists and lifelike horror, you might not be same afterward. Do you dare to face the Mummy’s revenge?

The Simpson’s Ride™

Someone is sabotaging Krustyland, Krusty the Clown’s low-budget theme park, and as you come crashing through the park with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, all you can do is hold on and hope you make it through in one piece. The Simpson’s Ride™ is a virtual reality roller coaster with non-stop adventure.

Jurassic World™: The Ride

While not open yet, coming Summer 2019, the Jurassic World™: The Ride is going to blow your mind. With heart-pounding realistic animation and an epically intense adventure, this ride is going to be unforgettable. Don’t miss your chance to be first at the gates this Summer!

Harry Potter

Universal Studios Hollywood™ is well known for its Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and with good reason. The Flight of the Hippogriff™ and the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ rides transport you into the magical world that J. K. Rowling created in her books, and Universal Studios Hollywood™ brought to life.

What reviewers have ignored or neglected to mention about the Wizarding World area is the fantastic attention to detail.

When you enter this area of the park, you feel as though you are in Old London Towne. The buildings, shops, decorations, and cobblestone streets make visitors feel like they have entered another world.

The special effects technology does a great job of entertaining you while you wait in line for the rides. You almost believe you are attending a potion class and wondering through the halls of Hogwarts™ Castle.

Movie buffs will enjoy seeing actual props from the films on display.

The unique games, toys, and other Harry Potter-themed things for sale at the shops, including extendable ears and wands, make this part of your visit truly unforgettable.

Universal Studios Hollywood™ Shows

Many visitors to Universal Studios Hollywood™ concentrate and the rides and forget about the great shows included in your ticket price.


This exciting experience includes jumping jet-skis, firefights, explosions, and more. Giant fireballs rising fifty feet in the air and an “in-your-face” plane crash will thrill and excite you and your family.

Animal Actors Show

This fabulous show includes a reenactment of scenes from the movie The Secret Life of Pets.

Most of the animals in the show are rescue animals who have found a new life as quality entertainers!

Special Effects Show

The Special Effects Show provides you with exclusive insight into the creation of some of the exciting and death-defying scenes you have seen in some of your favorite movies.

Visitors learn about how movie directors create and film physical combat scenes, zero-gravity space travel, and live animation.

Who knows? If you raise your hand high enough during these special Universal Studios Hollywood™ shows, you may be lucky enough to be called on stage to participate.

Additional Experiences

While these attractions may be underrated, don’t forget about all of the other amazing rides and attractions that Universal Studios Hollywood™ offers its guests.

Underrated or popular, this theme park offers something for everyone.

If you want tickets to experience the thrill of these rides, 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.

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