If you head to the City of Angels for entertainment, then a day at Universal Studios Hollywood should hit the spot. Dubbed "The Entertainment Capital of LA," Universal Studios is one of the longest-standing and most renowned attractions in Hollywood. But the best part? It allows visitors a peek behind the scenes into a world of filmmaking magic and adventure.
From heart-pumping rides like Revenge of the Mummy and Jurassic Park-The Ride to sidesplitting attractions like the Creature from the Black Lagoon Show and The Simpsons Ride, there's a little something movie-inspired for everyone. Other activities include the extra-dimensional Shrek 4-D, a frightful House of Horrors, the Universal Experience exhibit, Terminator 2: 3-D, and the pyrotechnic extravaganza of Backdraft. Plus, a trip to the Special Effects Stages reveals the backstage illusions that bring the silver screen to life.
But a day at Universal Studios wouldn't be complete without a tram-ride tour of the studio itself. A movie buff's delight, the Studio Tour meanders through the film sets like War of the Worlds and Jaws. Hold onto your seats, folks, because some of them are still in action! On other lots the cameras are still rolling, so you just might run into the ladies of Desperate Housewives while strolling down Wisteria Lane.
To top it all off, there are the shops, eateries, cinemas, and concerts of CityWalk to help you wind down after a long, fun-filled day. And it might take more than one to see and do it all.
- Hours vary throughout the year, check website for specific dates
- Adults: $67, Children (under 48"): $57
- Location: 1000 Universal Center Drive, Universal City, CA
- Phone: 1-800-UNIVERSAL
- Website: www.universalstudioshollywood.com