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Universal Studios Hollywood FAQ

Universal Studios Hollywood
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About Universal Studios Hollywood

Is Universal Studios Hollywood open?
Yes, Universal Studios Hollywood is currently open and running! The park generally opens at 9am or 10am most days.
Universal Studios Hollywood  Hours & Calendar
Does Universal Studios Hollywood require reservations?
Currently, Universal Studios Hollywood does not require reservations to visit the park.

In 2020, 2021, and early 2022, the theme park did require reservations, however that requirement was removed with the improvement of the COVID-19 virus infection rates in Southern California.
Does Universal Studios Hollywood require vaccines?
Currently, Universal Studios Hollywood does not require a vaccination to visit the park.

In 2021 and early 2022, the theme park did require guests to be fully vaccinated to visit, however that requirement was removed with the improvement of the COVID-19 virus infection rates in Southern California.
What is the Universal Studios Hollywood address?
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
How busy is Universal Studios Hollywood?
Universal Studios Hollywood is usually most busy from April through August, when kids are out of school and the weather is warmer. December can be pretty crowded as well, since many guests go to enjoy the holiday decor and festivities. On average, January and February are the most quiet months in the theme park.

Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days in the park, with Friday and Monday crowds just lighter than Sunday crowds. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least crowded days to visit.
Universal Studios Hollywood Crowd Calendar
How big is Universal Studios Hollywood?
Universal Studios Hollywood is about 415 acres large, which includes both the film studio and the theme park. Although it is a large theme park, the areas are very manageable to visit for a whole day. The Upper Lot, which hosts a majority of the rides and restaurants in the park, can between 5 to 8 minutes to walk all the way through without stopping. The Lower Lot is much smaller for now, but the addition of Super Nintendo World will add more to enjoy!
What year did Universal Studios Hollywood open?
Universal began offering tours of its studio on March 14, 1915. Guests could also purchase an admission fee to see inside the studio for $0.05!

Only July 15, 1964, a more up-to-date tour was made, which included views of production stages and even staged events. The tour, which used to be called "Glamor Trams", is still offered today at the park and is one of the most popular attractions.

The War Lord Tower was one of the park's first attractions and was created in 1965. The Animal Actors' School Stage opened in 1970. In 1991, the park debuted E.T. Adventure, its first dark ride. It was followed in 1993 by Back to the Future: The Ride, and Jurassic Park: The Ride in 1996.

Universal Studios Hollywood continued to grow since then into the lively park you see today! In fact, it's still growing, with construction currently in progress for the new Super Nintendo World, which will supposedly open in 2022.
How much is Universal Studios Hollywood parking?
General parking in the official Universal Studios Hollywood parking garages are $30 before 5pm and $10 after 5pm.

Preferred parking is also available for $45 before 5pm and $20 after 5pm.

Front Gate Parking is also an option for $65.
Does Universal Studios Hollywood have lockers?
Yes, Universal Studios Hollywood offers both free and paid lockers near the entrance to the park and near the entrance to most rides that do not allow larger items into the vehicle. Although these lockers can often get packed, especially during busier summer days, we've never seen them completely filled.

Tickets & Annual Passes

How much is a Universal Studios Hollywood Ticket?
Pricing for tickets vary on the day you go, but prices are generally between $109 - $144 for 1-Day General Admission.

There's also special pricing for California residents which range from $104 - $144 for 1-Day Admission.
Universal Studios Hollywood Tickets
How much are Universal Studios Hollywood annual passes?
Annual passes for Universal Studios Hollywood start at the following prices:

California Neighbor Pass: $159
Silver Annual Pass: $199
Gold Annual Pass: $279
Platinum Annual Pass: $529
Are Universal Studios Hollywood tickets refundable?
Universal Studios Hollywood tickets are generally not refundable. If you change your plans, unexpired single-day tickets will be valid for any day within 365 days from the purchase date.
Does Universal Studios Hollywood have a military discount?
Yes! Military members and their families have a discount on admission to the park. Tickets with this special pricing are only available at participating Military Ticket Offices, often found on military bases. You can also purchase tickets at the door with a valid military ID and get $3 off each ticket.

Food & Drinks

Can I bring food and drinks into Universal Studios Hollywood?
Yes, Universal Studios Hollywood allows guests to bring in the following food and drink items to the park:

Bottled water (2 liters max)
Small snacks
Baby food/Baby formula
Food required for special dietary needs
Food required for medical purposes
Medically-indicated nutritional supplements
Are there Vegan or Vegetarian options at Universal Studios Hollywood?
Both Krusty Burger and Mel's Diner offer vegan burgers that are worth trying. There's also a premade Vegan Banh Mi sandwich that's available at French Street Bistro, Studio Cafe, and Palace Cafe. At Luigi's in Springfield USA, there is a Meat Hater's Pizza that's vegan as well.

Aside from main food items, Universal Studios Hollywood also has snacks that are vegan and vegetarian-friendly. The Handmade Beignets at French Street Bistro and City Snack Shop are delicious and vegan-friendly.

The cookies and brownies at all of the Springfield USA restaurants are great vegetarian snacks. Even the adorable Minion Cookies, Unicorn Cupcakes, and Nutella Banana Pudding at the Minion Cafe are delicious, and they're all vegetarian-friendly.
How much are meals at Universal Studios Hollywood?
On average, meals at this theme park range from $12 to $18. Snacks are generally a little less at around $5 to $8.


Does Universal Studios Hollywood have a stroller rental?
Yes! Universal Studios Hollywood provides single or double stroller rentals near the entrance to the theme park.
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