Summer Amusement at Universal Studios Hollywood
UPDATED FOR 2022
With the premiere of Jurassic World Dominion and the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru, there’s never been a more exciting time to visit Universal Studios Hollywood and we definitely recommend adding this to your “Summer Fun” to-do list!
Summertime means fun in the sun, and Universal Studios Hollywood is the place to be! With tons of amusement rides and attractions, Universal Studios Hollywood is the perfect place to spend a summer day. Families will love the excitement of Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and thrill seekers will enjoy the adrenaline rush of Revenge of the Mummy. There’s something for everyone at Universal Studios Hollywood.
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The World-Famous Studio Tram Tour
The Tram Tour is a must-do for first-time visitors to Universal Studios Hollywood. This tour takes guests through the Universal backlot, where you can see some of the sets and sound stages used in Universal’s movies and TV shows. The Tram Tour is the perfect way to get an insider’s look at how Universal Studios Hollywood creates its magic!
Experience Jurassic World
It’s not simply a ride; it’s a series of adventures. On Jurassic World – The Ride, you’ll be pitted against a T. rex and an Indominus rex in an epic battle. At Raptor Encounter, come face to face with a Velociraptor.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, now open at Universal Studios Hollywood , has everything from magical spells to magical creatures, and evil villains to courageous heroes. Explore the wonders of Hogwarts ™ castle, shop in Hogsmeade ™ , and eat at some of the Wizarding World’s most well-known eateries. Plus, adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions will whisk you away to a magnificent world of thrills and excitement.
Go Off the Leash with your Favorite Pets
This exciting family-friendly ride features Max and all of your favorite characters from Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Begin your journey in Gru’s house, where you’ll be recruited for his latest plot, in which you’ll be transformed into an actual Minion. Things don’t go as expected after completing “Minion training”! You’re whisked away on an incredible journey inside his super-villain laboratory in a matter of moments. After the ride, there’s an interactive Minion-inspired dance party to keep the laughs flowing.
The Simpsons Ride
Take a virtual reality roller coaster trip with America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons. Someone is ruining Krustyland, Krusty the Clown’s low-budget amusement park, as the voyage begins, and you’ll smash and blast your way through it alongside Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie in an over-the-top non-stop adventure. Don’t be concerned. They’ll do everything they can to get you back in one piece.
Absolutely worth the stop at Lard Lad for a GIANT, and I mean GIANT donut and later in the day, swing by Moe’s Tavern for a Duff Beer!
General Tips Summer at Universal Studios Hollywood
- Bring your own water and snacks.
- If possible upgrade to the preferred parking, otherwise it’s a pretty hefty walk through the center of City Walk to get from the parking to the park and back.
- Don’t forget sunscreen, and re-apply often.
- Keep an eye out for deals on Groupon and on Universal’s site too.
Head to Universal Studios Hollywood this summer and enjoy all that this amazing theme park has to offer! You’ll create memories that will last a lifetime.