Universal Studios Hollywood 1-Day Touring Plan

Vacation is a precious thing, which is why we created this 1-day touring plan to help you get the most out of your trip to Universal Studios Hollywood. This plan highlights the rides and attractions you should experience, the shows recommended for you to watch, and the restaurants you should try during your trip to the park. This touring plan assumes you are visiting from park opening to park closing and that you have not purchased a Front of Line pass, which allows you to skip the regular lines at rides and attractions.

Entering Universal Studios Hollywood
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles 15 minutes prior to park opening, especially on busy days. You can view the crowd level during your visit by using our FREE Universal Studios Hollywood crowd calendar. You may grab a guide map once you have entered the park to help locate the park’s activities.

1. Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Attraction details: This is a 3D motion base dark ride; it simulates dramatic aerobatics. Guests must be at least 48 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

2. Ride Flight of the Hippogriff
Attraction details: This is a kid-friendly roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 36 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for families with young children.

3. Ride Transformers: The Ride-3D
Attraction details: This is a 3D motion base ride. Guests must be at least 40 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

4. Ride Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride
Attraction details: This is a high-speed roller coaster ride. Guests must be at least 48 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for teens.

5. Ride Jurassic Park – The Ride
Attraction details: This is a water raft ride. Guests must be at least 42 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for families.

6. Eat lunch at Krusty Burger or Luigi’s Pizza
Restaurant details: Krusty Burger (located near The Simpsons Ride) sells burgers, sandwiches, and more. Luigi’s Pizza (located in the same area) sells pizza.

7. Ride the Studio Tour
Attraction details: This is a behind-the-scenes tram tour. This attraction is recommended for everyone.

8. Ride The Simpsons Ride
Attraction details: This is a motion base ride. Guests must be at least 40 inches in height to ride. This attraction is recommended for families.

9. Watch WaterWorld (view show times)
Show details: This is a live stunt show. This show is recommended for everyone.

10. Watch Shrek 4-D
Attraction details: This is a 3D show that includes physical effects. This attraction is most recommended for families.

11. Eat dinner at Mel’s Diner
Restaurant details: Mel’s Diner (located near The Walking Dead Attraction) offers burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, and more.

12. Experience The Walking Dead Attraction
Attraction details: This is a walkthrough attraction containing sudden scares. This attraction is most recommended for older audiences.

13. Ride Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Attraction details: This is a 3D motion base ride. Guests must be at least 40 inches in height to ride. This attraction is most recommended for families.

For full information about rides, attractions, and shows, click here.

If you have spare time, we highly recommend experiencing the rides, attractions, and shows not listed in this touring plan.

Please note: It is not guaranteed that you’ll experience all attractions and watch all shows listed by following this touring plan. We recommend skipping any attraction/show that you may not be interested in. Because of scheduled show times, you may be required to adjust this touring plan to accommodate their timetable. You may also be required to adjust this touring plan’s dining schedule depending upon wait times during your visit.

Rides and attractions for thrill seekers:
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Jurassic Park – The Ride
  • Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride
  • Transformers: The Ride-3D
Rides, attractions, and shows for young children:
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • Super Silly Fun Land
  • Flight of the Hippogriff
  • Universal’s Animal Actors