Rides, Attractions, and Shows at Universal Studios Hollywood

Upper Lot

WaterWorld1. WaterWorld
Experience a tidal wave of action with jumping jet-skiers, perilous plunges, firefights, massive explosions, and an in-your-face plane crash.

Show details: This is a live-action stunt show.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: WaterWorld is one of the most action-packed live shows to exist. Its use of stunts and special effects provides for an experience that will leave you flabbergasted.

2. The Walking Dead Attraction
Enter the post-apocalyptic world of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and follow in the footsteps of the human survivors as you battle your way through nightmarish iconic landscapes.

Attraction details: This is a walkthrough experience that contains sudden scares.
Recommended audience: Preteens and older
Our overview: The Walking Dead Attraction keeps the spirit of Halloween Horror Nights at the park year-round. Walking Dead fans and those who love haunted house experiences will enjoy this attraction and appreciate its attention to detail and sudden scares.

3. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Join Gru, his daughters, and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and hilarious 3-D ride.

Attraction details: This is a 3-D simulator ride.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches; guests between 40 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families
Our overview: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is a fantastic ride for those who love the Minions and Despicable Me films. The great thing about this attraction is that guests are actually part of the storyline.


4. Super Silly Fun Land

Enjoy an elaborate play zone with a Minion-inspired outdoor venue, water-play features, arcade games, and ride.

Attraction details: This is a themed area that features a play area, a ride, and arcade games.
Recommended audience: Families
Our overview: This whimsical amusement park themed after Despicable Me is a truly enticing area. It features a calm spinning based ride, a play zone, and carnival games.

5. DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda (opening in 2018)
Join Master Po on an unstoppable adventure of awesomeness destined to stimulate your senses, exercise your wit, and unlock the hero within through the power of kung fu.

Attraction details: This is a multisensory show.
Height requirement: Guests under 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families

 

Forbidden Journey
6. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Enter Hogwarts castle, where you’ll recognize iconic locations. Then, soar above the castle and join Harry Potter and his friends on an unforgettably thrilling adventure.

Attraction details: This is a motion base dark ride.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is probably one of the most innovative rides yet. It uses flight simulation, practical effects, computer graphic imaging, and more to immerse you into the Wizarding World. The queue, storyline, and ride technology makes for an exhilarating experience, and you don’t have to be a fan of the Harry Potter series to enjoy it.

7. Flight of the Hippogriff
Take flight on a family-friendly roller coaster that spirals and dives around the pumpkin patch and swoops past Hagrid’s hut.

Attraction details: This is a kid-friendly roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: At least 39 inches; guests between 39 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families with young children
Our overview: Though this attraction is geared more to kids, it’s fun for everyone, especially to those who can’t handle high-speed roller coasters but want to experience the fun of one in a tame manner.

8. Universal’s Animal Actors
Watch the most talented animals from films perform live. It’s an incredibly cute and funny show.

Show details: This is a live-action show.
Recommended audience: Families
Our overview: This show features something we all love: animals. These adorable and friendly animal actors perform a show that’s both entertaining and engaging.

9. Special Effects Show
Learn the secrets behind the making of blockbuster movies.

Show details: This is a live-action show.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: This show gives you a behind-the-scenes look into how blockbuster films are made. People of all ages will find this show to be engaging and fascinating.

10. The Simpsons Ride
Crash, soar, and swoop your way through Krustyland and Springfield with the Simpsons family.

Attraction details: This is a simulator ride.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches; guests between 40 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families
Our overview: The Simpsons Ride can best be described as pleasing and amusing. It’s not intense but it does simulate some jarring movements. The great attention to detail throughout the ride scenes makes for an enjoyable experience.

11. Studio Tour
Go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood’s most famous backlot. On the Studio Tour, you’ll also experience Fast & Furious – Supercharged, King Kong 360 3-D, JAWS, and more attractions to add to your experience.

Attraction details: This is a tour.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: The world-famous Studio Tour is an attraction that can only be found here. This provides you with a detailed tour of Universal’s iconic backlot, where famous shows and films like Back to the Future were filmed. The tour also takes you through brief ride experiences like Fast & Furious — Supercharged. This is practically a ride within multiple rides.

Lower Lot

12. Jurassic Park — The Ride
Relive the original Jurassic Park on a thrilling river raft ride.

Attraction details: This is a water raft ride.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches; guests between 42 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families
Our overview: This is not only a relaxing and adventurous attraction, but it’s also quite thrilling. Through the first half of the ride, you come across massive dinosaurs in a calm environment, but then that changes. Eventually, you come face-to-face with a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex in pitch-black and plunge 85-feet. This makes for an absolutely fun experience.


13. Dinoplay
Plunge into total darkness and face fireballs, scarab beetles, and an army of warrior mummies.

Attraction details: This is an interactive play area.
Recommended audience: Young children
Our overview: The Dinoplay interactive play area is a great place for the little ones to roam around and have fun with other kids. Its dinosaur theme makes it very enjoyable for kids and a great way for adults to take a break, especially after a long day in the park.


14. Revenge of the Mummy — The Ride
Plunge into total darkness and face fireballs, scarab beetles, and an army of warrior mummies.

Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Teens
Our overview: What’s great about this coaster is that it has enticing sets and provides a thrilling experience. The entire ride takes place in a dark environment and includes effects like fog and fire; it’s a one-of-a-kind roller coaster.


15. Transformers: The Ride-3D
Fight alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots to protect the Allspark and save Earth.

Attraction details: This is a 3-D motion base ride.
Height requirement: At least 40 inches; guests between 40 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone
Our overview: This ride brings the Transformers characters to life with larger than life animation. You are completely immersed into the storyline through the use of simulation, practical effects, and more. Universal did a phenomenal job at combining so many different techniques into one ride.