What better way to spend a day as a family in the Los Angeles area than to see the movies you’ve watched together come to life? When you visit Hollywood’s Universal Studios, you can do just that! There are plenty of rides, attractions, and entertainment options that provide lots of family-friendly fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Check out our list of the best things for families to do at Universal!
Kids will love the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. Laugh along as you are recruited to be Gru’s newest minions for his next scheme. When things go awry, you’re in for a fun-filled trip around Gru’s laboratory. After the ride, hang out with some minions at a live dance party! Then, explore the Super Silly Funland play area, which includes carnival games and a 360-degree soar and spin ride.
The various 3D attractions around the park are great for kids and families. The Kung Fu Panda Adventure features interior projection mapping and surround sound audio. The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash is an upcoming attraction that everyone will love. The Transformers™ ride may be a bit scary for young children, but older kids will love the thrills as their favorite Autobots™ come to life in this 3D experience.
Strolling around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is another excellent way for families to spend time together. Young witches, wizards, and parents can explore Hagrid’s house and gardens while riding Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal’s only outdoor roller coaster.
There are also a few play areas around the park where kids can take a break, play around, and cool off in some splash zones!
The Animal Actors show is sure to be a hit with the kids. This show features Hollywood’s furry stars and explains how they make movie magic. The animals featured in the show have made appearances in popular movies like “Evan Almighty” and “Night at the Museum.”
WaterWorld® is a high-action stunt show that older children will enjoy. This show features Hollywood stunt actors performing various feats with explosions and even a plane crash to add more excitement.
Posing for pictures with your children’s beloved characters is always a memorable time for the family. At Universal Studios Hollywood, you can meet many famous personalities like Curious George, Scooby-Doo, and Spongebob Squarepants on the upper lot.
Parents are always wondering what they’re kids will eat when they go out, but there’s nothing to worry about at Universal Studios. Stop by Delectable Delights, located near Super Silly Funland, for Minion-inspired treats like the Freeze Ray Smoothie. Mel’s Diner is a 50s-style eatery that serves classic American dishes like burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Cletus’ Chicken Shack is a good option for the chicken-lovers in the family. They offer fried chicken platters and chicken and waffle sandwiches. Hollywood and Dine offer various menu items from pizzas to Asian stir-fries to satisfy everyone’s different taste buds.
Get your Minion merchandise, fluffy unicorn plushes, and fart guns at Super Silly Stuff. Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, located in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, is another store that will have the family laughing out loud! For those looking to take home a piece of their favorite animated movie, The Animated Studio Store has it all, including meeting Hello Kitty.
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