How to visit Universal Studios Hollywood

Doing the studio tour

When you are visiting the Los Angeles or Anaheim California area, there are many things to visit. Most people go to Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm. In addition to these two, Universal Studios in Hollywood, is another place that is good for the entire family.

Universal Studios is both a theme park and a real movie filming studio. Films have been being produced here since 1915 and tourist have been paying to watch the filming ever since. The prices have increased quite a bit since the original quarter but what you can do and see at the Studio has also expanded especially since the late 1980’s when the lower lot was opened.


Step 1

It is easy to get to Universal Studios in Hollywood. The nearest airport is Bob Hope Burbank Airport which is six miles away. There are several airlines who fly into this airport. LAX is just under 27 miles away. You can also come by car on Interstate 405 to Route 105 and then to Route170. You can also come from downtown LA on Route 170. If you are coming from Glendale you would use Route 134 to Route 170. There is plenty of parking available at Universal Studios. Parking is $15 if you come before 3pm and $10 if you come after 3pm. There are also tours and shuttles that can bring you in from all over LA County.

Step 2

Universal Studios in Hollywood is open just about every day of the year. The opening and closing times vary depending on the day of the week and the month of the year. They have a calendar with opening and closing times on their website. They are open no matter what the weather so dress accordingly.

Step 3

There are many different ticket options for visiting Universal Studios in Hollywood. The adult one day ticket is $74. Guests under 48 inches will pay $64 and children under 3 are free. For $139 you can have a Front of the Line Pass that will get you reserved seats at all shows and priority access to all rides and attractions. The VIP Experience for $239 gets you a 6 hour behind the scenes experiences as well as priority treatment within the park, a gourmet lunch, valet parking and VIP seats at all the shows. You can also get an annual pass, a multipark ticket and an all you can eat ticket. You can buy your tickets online or at the studio.

Things Needed
• A ticket
• Transportation

Tips & Warnings
• Allow yourself a day or more to visit the park, it is that good.


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