100 Universal City Plz
Universal City, CA 91608-1002
Phone: (800) 864-8337
See how movies and TV shows are made on a fun tram tour, and be wowed at Transformers.
Get a glimpse of Hollywood magic at Universal Studios Hollywood , one of California’s most unforgettable theme parks. From rides to special tours, the park lets you get a backstage pass into the world of moviemaking, as well delivering a heavy dose of adrenaline via a powerhouse collection of sensory-overload thrill rides, including Transformers: The Ride-3D. The park’s classic tram tour has gotten a snazzy upgrade with state-of-the-art HD monitors and Jimmy Fallon as your techno-tour guide. Cruise through real movie sets to learn about special effects and other insider insights into moviemaking. Cruise along Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives, get caught between giant spiders and King Kong, and be spooked by the likes of Norman at the Bates Motel or a certain mega-shark from one of the scariest movies ever made.
The regular Studio Tour is included with park admission. For even more insights into the movie-making process, consider splurging on the VIP Experience , which includes valet parking, refreshments, and your own private guide taking you to real sound stages and backlots where movies like Back to the Future, The Sting, When Harry Met Sally, Jurassic Park, and To Kill a Mockingbird were filmed, and tour a massive movie prop warehouse. You also get front-of-the-line passes to the park’s entertaining shows.
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