Universal Studios Hollywood Attractions & Shows

This page lists the attractions and shows for the Universal Studios Hollywood park and Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

You may find asterisks in the descriptions of select attractions and shows. Descriptions for each asterisk are available at the bottom of this page. An explanation of how we determine the recommended audience for attractions and shows are also available at the bottom of this page.

Universal Studios Hollywood park

1. 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
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
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
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 motr.

Attraction details: This is a themed area that features a play area, a ride, and arcade games.
Recommended audience: Families with young children
Overview: This whimsical area is themed to Despicable Me, and kids are sure to love it. The vibrant colors and fun atmosphere make it seem like it came directly out of the films.

5. Silly Swirly Fun Ride
Soar and spin around Super Silly Fun Land.

Attraction details: This is a kid-friendly, spinning-based ride.
Height requirement: Guests under 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families with young children
Overview: This is perfect for young children who want to join in on the fun. It’s tame and provides an overall fun experience.

6. Kung Fu Panda Adventure
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.
Recommended audience: Families
Overview: This is like watching a film that you’re a part of, featuring state-of-the-art visual effects and more. It’s a really entertaining experience for families.

7. Universal’s Animal Actors
Watch talented animals from films perform live.

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

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

Show details: This is a live-action show.
Recommended audience: Everyone
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.

9. 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
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.

10. 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: Teens and older
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.

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 behind-the-scenes tour.
Recommended audience: Everyone
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, such as Fast & Furious — Supercharged. This is practically a ride with multiple rides.

12. 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
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.

13. Jurassic World (coming soon)
Attraction storyline is not yet available.

Attraction details: This is a water raft ride.
Height requirement: This information is not yet available.
Recommended audience: Teens and older
Overview: Coming soon

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
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
Overview: This ride brings the Transformers characters to life with larger than life animation. You are completely immersed in 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.

Universal CityWalk Hollywood

1. Universal Cinema
Enjoy stadium seating, high-backed chairs, and state-of-the-art projection and sound systems that put on an incredible show.

2. iFly Hollywood Indoor Skydiving
Experience human flight in a vertical wind tunnel.

How we determine the recommended audience:
The recommended audience for each experience is determined based on the intensity level and content. Intense roller coasters, for example, are generally recommended to teens. This is because this age group typically enjoys the thrill factor of such attractions; however, other age groups may enjoy such rides as well. Moderate roller coasters with immense detail, on the other hand, may be recommended to all audiences. Other attractions that we will recommend to all audiences include most simulator rides as they are less intense. We will suggest some attractions and shows for families if it’s an experience we think all members will appreciate. Experiences for young children are usually designed specifically for those under the age of six (6); whereas, experiences for children, in most cases, are intended for those 12 years of age and under. Each person, however, may find enjoyment in other experiences.