There is so much to see and do when visiting Universal Studios Hollywood! It’s nearly impossible to see everything in one day at the theme park, so having a plan of what rides, attractions, and shows you want to experience is essential. Want to know what rides are worth standing in line for? Here’s our guide to the best rides at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The Universal Studio Tour is a can’t-miss experience when visiting Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s been voted as one of the best rides at Universal Studios Hollywood numerous times, so you must make this experience part of your visit. Where else can you tour 13 city blocks of a live film studio? Visit working sound stages, view sets from famous movies, and maybe see a celebrity or two. There are also immersive experiences during the tour like King Kong 360 3D and Fast and Furious-Supercharged. From earthquakes, floods, and a shark attack, the Universal Studio Tour has it all!
Explore Hogwarts™ castle as you wait to hop on your broomstick for an adventure into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. You’ll pass through the rooms frequented by Harry and friends like the Gryffindor™ common room, the Room of Requirement, Dumbledore’s Office, and the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom. There are also special appearances by the Sorting Hat and the Fat Lady, who guards Gryffindor™ tower.
Then, it’s time to ride! Journey with Harry, Ron, and Hermonie as you’re magically lifted for a rousing (and sometimes scary) ride around Hogwarts™, the castle grounds, and the forbidden forest. This ride combines animatronics, 3D effects, and special simulation ride vehicles.
This family-friendly outdoor coaster is the other attraction within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. This ride allows you to explore Hagrid’s garden and learn about Hippogriff™ etiquette before jumping aboard to ride one.
This classic ride just got a Jurassic makeover. The ride now incorporates elements from the new additions to the Jurrasic Park franchise, featured in the Jurassic World movie series. Get an up-close-and-personal view of Jurassic World’s attractions before plummeting down a gigantic water flume.
The lovable Minions from the Despicable Me series are taking over! Join in as Gru recruits you to be his new Minion in his latest conquest for world domination. Nothing ever goes the way you’d expect, and you’re in for a fun-filled journey through Gru’s laboratory. The fun continues at the dance party with the Minions after the ride. And, if you want to have even more Minion fun, check out Super Silly Funland, an arcade play area inspired by the movie’s carnival.
This indoor thrill roller coaster thrusts you 45 mph in complete darkness as you try to escape an ancient pyramid—without becoming cursed.
This ride combines cutting-edge 3D-HD technology with flight simulation for an experience unlike any other. It’s one of the most technologically advanced rides in the park with 3D animation and effects that stretch over four stories tall! Protect the Allspark along with Optimus Prime as you battle Decepticons and save the planet.
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