Full of rides, shows, shops, restaurants, and even a real working movie studio,Universal Studios Hollywood is a full-day experience for Los Angeles visitors. The self-proclaimed Entertainment Capital of L.A. boasts attractions such as the House of
Full of rides, shows, shops, restaurants, and even a real working movie studio,Universal Studios Hollywood is a full-day experience for Los Angeles visitors. The self-proclaimed Entertainment Capital of L.A. boasts attractions such as the House of Horror maze, Jurassic Park: The Ride, Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride, and more. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter provides an area themed to the franchise, where visitors can ride on the Flight of the Hippogriff, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and more. Dine at the Three Broomsticks, select your perfect wand, and live out your Hogwarts dreams.
Television and movie buffs also delight in the behind-the-scenes studio tour, where guests see sets from Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, ABC's Desperate Housewives, and King Kong. The Universal backlot is the filming site for many movies and TV shows, so lucky guests may even catch a glimpse of their favorite actors while on the tour.
The fun continues at the Universal Studios CityWalk, which comes alive after a day in the park with dining, shopping, and nightlife opportunities. Visitors can browse specialty shops for souvenirs or pick up clothing and accessories from retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Francesca’s, and Guess. The CityWalk Cinemas Stadium 19 with IMAX is also an ideal movie-watching experience. Visitors can sing the night away at singalong piano bar Howl at the Moon, while those looking to leave it to the professionals can catch a concert at the CityWalk's indoor Gibson Amphitheatre, regular host to headliners such as John Legend and Brooks & Dunn.
Universal Studios Hollywood and the CityWalk are home to a number of diverse and exciting private event venues. The entire theme park is available for buyouts for 5,000 or more guests January to May and September to November, while the Wild West Arena, Streets of the World area, and Hollywood Cantina are available for smaller yet still sizable groups. Several of the CityWalk's restaurants can accommodate groups, while the entire "street" itself can transform into a block party for up to 5,000 people.