2023 Universal Studios Hollywood Planning Guide
Universal Studios Hollywood is one of Southern California’s best theme parks, and a great side trip if you’re visiting Disneyland. This USH planning guide offers tips & tricks to help you save money & time, avoid crowds, where to eat, and best rides to do at the “Entertainment Capital of Los Angeles.” (Updated April 24, 2023.)
It has already been a huge year for Universal Studios Hollywood, and 2023 isn’t even at the halfway point. The year started with the debut of Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, a new restaurant and confectionery in Universal CityWalk. This is a good spot for crowd-pleasing fare and fun, like Cheesecake Factory but in a highly-themed setting. So long as you have the proper expectations about what it is and isn’t, you’re likely to have a good experience.
In addition to that, Universal Studios Hollywood’s world famous studio tour has a new scene featuring Jupiter’s Claim from Nope. That, plus other little additions and closures are paving the way for USH’s star to shine even brighter. However, all of this is relatively insignificant as compared to the 800 pound plumber in the room…
Super Nintendo World is now open at Universal Studios Hollywood! This marks the official arrival of Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and other iconic Nintendo characters to the United States theme park scene. It’s the second of three versions of the land; with the first already open in Universal Studios Japan.
We had the chance to experience Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood several times, and it’s truly something special. Super Nintendo World features the groundbreaking Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge ride, as well as many interactive activities designed to engage the entire family within the captivating Mushroom Kingdom.
If you’re planning a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood and Mario and friends are your main motivation, you should consult our comprehensive Strategy Guide for Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood. That offers tips & tricks, how to beat the crowds, and a ton of other advice for making the most of your time in this incredible new land.
If you’re on the fence about Super Nintendo World, or want more recommendations for whatever reason, check out our thoughts in Super Nintendo World Review: Good, Bad & Ugly. If you’re looking for more Mario Kart info, see our Ride Review: Mario Kart Bowser’s Challenge. (Both of those reviews are based on the USJ version of Super Nintendo World.)
On a more practical note, there’s our Review of Toadstool Cafe in Super Nintendo World, which is based on the California version of that restaurant.
It should go without saying, but Super Nintendo World is going to draw colossal crowds to Universal Studios Hollywood throughout 2023. Mario is more recognizable than Mickey Mouse, and millions of kids and adults are undoubtedly eager to step into their favorite video games. This is going to turn Universal Studios Hollywood into a vacation destination for visitors from around the country.
Compounding the crowd issue is the size of Super Nintendo World. As a result of that compact footprint coupled with high demand, Universal uses a virtual line system for accessing Super Nintendo World on busier days. The good news is that the land does not require advance reservations. Guests are able to enter Super Nintendo World as usual, so long as it is not at capacity. If it is at capacity, make reservation from the USH app while inside park, or kiosk on Lower Lot.
In our experience, so long as you arrive early or late, the virtual line is a non-factor. It’s usually only in use on weekends, holidays, and other peak season days when school is out of session. Even then, so long as you arrive before 10 am or after 4 pm, you typically won’t have to deal with the virtual queue.
Universal Studios Hollywood has improved tremendously in the last several years, so there are a ton of fun things to do beyond Super Nintendo World! The Studio Tour, WaterWorld Stunt Show, and Jurassic World: the Ride (featuring a new Indominus Rex) are all awesome.
On the family-friendly front, there’s the Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash. We reviewed this in Universal’s New Dark Ride Rivals Disney’s Best! As the title suggests, that article is full of effusive praise, as this family-friendly dark ride based on the hit film franchise is absolutely fantastic. It’s a great change of pace from the usual thrill rides at USH!
Beyond that, Universal Studios Hollywood has changed a lot in the last 5 years–and for the better. The biggest recent addition is the aforementioned Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash. Prior to that, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was added to the upper lot. On the lower lot, there’s the newly-redone Jurassic World area, which includes Raptor Encounter, DinoPlay, Isla Nu-bar, and Jurassic World — The Ride.
Huge areas of USH already have been dramatically transformed from how they were about a decade ago when we first bought our Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Passes. The future beyond Super Nintendo World is also bright, with a new roller coaster that starts in the upper lot and descends to the lower lot likely on the horizon, plus replacement stage shows and other entertainment.
In the lead-up to the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, there are other long-term plans to add more rides to this hybrid of a theme park and working film studio. That ‘hybrid’ nature of the park is critical to Universal Studios Hollywood’s success, and what makes it distinct from both other theme parks in Southern California and other studio tours at Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Sony.
This also makes it significantly different from Universal Orlando Resort, with far fewer attractions (and only one park), but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a pale imitator or inferior substitute. Much like Disneyland is smaller than Walt Disney World but offers an excellent, albeit different experience, so too does Universal Studios Hollywood. And part of this is because of its hybrid nature, not in spite of it.
With that said, here’s what you need to know about visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, where you can ride the movies!
When to Visit
Very few people are probably planning a trip to Los Angeles solely for Universal Studios Hollywood. Most of you are probably adding on a day as part of your Disneyland or Southern California vacation, so the answer to this is easy…whenever you’re coming to California.
In this regard, crowd patterns at Disneyland translate pretty similarly to Universal Studios Hollywood. The busy season at one is the busy season at the other, and vice-a-versa with slow seasons. Crowds at both are primarily based upon school schedules–primarily those of Los Angeles and Orange County, California (but to a lesser degree, the western United States). You can basically refer to our When to Visit Disneyland post to determine when to visit.
As for when to visit California, we’re partial to the fall and winter months. Summer doesn’t get humid like Florida and many other states, but it can be hot. More importantly, that’s when everyone else comes to California–meaning crowds.
There are a couple of good options for saving money on Universal Studios Hollywood tickets, both via Get Away Today. The first is buying a Disneyland + Universal Studios Hollywood combo pass. If you don’t plan on doing Disneyland, Universal’s “Second Day Free” ticket option allows you to spread your visit over multiple days.
Two full days is overkill, but we love doing an evening one night followed by arriving for rope drop on day two. Even if you do every single show, attraction, 2 meals, and spend time exploring, you should be able to accomplish everything in a single full day if you are reasonably efficient.
Spreading things out over a night and the following morning makes things a lot more pleasant, and means far less waiting in line. Plus, it gives you a chance to experience both day and night in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. (Speaking of which, huge Harry Potter fans who want to spend an entire day in Hogsmeade, and then elect to spend a second day doing the rest of the park.)
If you’re considering doing more than a couple of days, you might consider an Annual Pass. This mostly applies to Californians who might want to revisit later in the year. We have the lowest tier (the “Season Pass”) and it cost us slightly less than a 2-day ticket. There are blockout dates and this pass doesn’t include parking, but it has been a great value for us.
You might also find discount offers on 1-day tickets or Annual Passes at Costco, Ralph’s, Vons, and other California grocers. Sam’s Club and AAA sometimes offer discounts on tickets for their members, so be sure to check that out if you’re eligible.
If you’re driving to Universal Studios Hollywood, add 30 minutes to whatever Google Maps estimates as your drive time so you can arrive before park opening. If you’re trying to make it from your Disneyland-area hotel to Universal Studios Hollywood for rope drop, there’s a reasonable chance you will be driving during at least part of rush hour. When you sit at your computer and plan this all out at 11 p.m., this traffic won’t be accounted for.
The plus side to leaving early and arriving to USH at rope drop is that few other people will do it. Los Angelenos are unfamiliar with the concept of being “on time” since the traffic gods more or less preclude that. Crowds tend to show up about 1-2 hours after park opening, and tend to tour the park in a predictable manner. If you can get ahead of the wave of crowds, you can really come out ahead at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Upon arrival, here should be your priorities, in order:
- Super Nintendo World
- Transformers: The Ride 3D
- Jurassic World – The Ride
- Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride
- Studio Tour
- The Simpsons Ride
- Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
- Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Okay, a bit of explanation for all of that. First, we strongly encourage all but the most hardcore Harry Potter fans to skip Ollivanders. It’s basically a pre-show for buying wands, and takes valuable time early in the morning. Likewise, Flight of the Hippogriff is a waste of time if you’re over the age of 5.
Your main goal should be getting down to the Lower Lot attractions (Super Nintendo World, Transformers, Jurassic World, and Revenge of the Mummy) as early as possible. This area of the park, separated by a series of escalators and stairs, used to start slower in the morning. Super Nintendo World has changed that, but you should still attempt to beat the rush down there.
Secret Life of Pets, Forbidden Journey, Simpsons, and Despicable Me are the 4 attractions that are going to draw long waits early-on. This is because they are the popular rides near the front of the park. If you can ride these before the “crowd wave”, awesome. If not, save them until the end of the day when lines will taper off.
Honestly, the above itinerary works about the same forwards and backwards. You either want to beat the crowds or outlast them. Crowds peak at Universal Studios Hollywood in the late morning and early afternoon, and decrease after that. We highly recommend staying until park closing and then doing dinner afterwards in CityWalk.
With that approach, not only will you experience lower crowd levels at the end of the evening, but you’re also less likely to be stuck in traffic in the parking lot that is the Hollywood Freeway during rush hour. Park opening and closing times vary based on season, but it’s always our goal to not leave USH until after 8 pm. Any time before that is a recipe to be stuck in traffic on the 101.
If you’re willing to use it, Single Rider will save a ton of time during busier times. Single Rider is available at the following attractions:
- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
- Jurassic World – The Ride
- Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride
- Transformers: The Ride 3D
While we like (and recommend) doing all of the shows, the biggest can’t miss at Universal Studios Hollywood is the Studio Tour. Do not confuse its placement on the itinerary above as it being of low importance. It is the must-do at USH. (We only place it later in the day as lines tend to get shorter later in the day.) Do not miss it.
If you’re visiting during a season when the Nighttime Studio Tour is being offered, we highly recommend doing both the regular Studio Tour and the Nighttime version. Every ride on the Studio Tour is different, but night brings a new element to the attraction.
Seriously, we cannot stress it enough: do the Studio Tour. This is the defining attraction of Universal Studios Hollywood, and the only thing we make a point of doing each time we visit. (Just don’t get your hopes up about the Fast and the Furious sequence…it has more cheesiness than the movies, but without the redeeming charm and heart.)
Gate A/Front of Line Pass
“Gate A” is Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Front of Line” pass, which is like FastPass at Disneyland, except that Gate A costs money. In some cases, a lot of money. Prices for Gate A start at +$100 the cost of single day tickets and increase in cost depending upon the season (the busier it is, the more you pay).
We are not proponents of purchasing Gate A unless you are going during the height of tourist season (think summer, spring break, or any national holidays), and even then, we would advocate taking advantage of Universal Studios Hollywood’s many Single Rider lines or arriving at park opening and utilizing an efficient park touring strategy like the one above.
If you follow our plan above, the Front of Line/Gate A pass is just not necessary the vast majority of the time. Maybe it would be on like the 10 busiest days of the year, but we have never had an issue doing everything in USH during a single day without Gate A.
Where to Stay
There are a number of variables that play into this. First, are you visiting Universal Studios Hollywood as a day-trip from Disneyland? Is the visit part of a Southern California vacation? A California road trip? Let’s address each of these…
Disneyland Day Trip – Stick to your hotel in Anaheim and just drive there and back. Traffic aside, this is pretty simple. Universal doesn’t open at the crack of dawn, so you’ll have a reasonable amount of transit time while still being able to make park opening.
Southern California Vacation – If you’re doing this and don’t mind changing hotels once–which is what we recommend–we’d suggest doing (at least) a split stay, having a hotel in Orange County/Anaheim for the Disneyland, beach, and whatever else in the O.C. portion of your trip, and then a separate hotel in Los Angeles or near Universal Studios Hollywood.
California Road Trip – If you’re doing a road trip down/up the state (let’s say flying into San Diego and flying out of San Francisco with a one-way car rental), we would recommend Universal Studios Hollywood being what you do on your last day in the Los Angeles area before heading north.
The night before, stay in L.A., but the night after, drive up to Santa Barbara. It’s a little over an hour drive, but getting back to your (much closer, distance-wise) hotel in L.A. could take just as long that night. Staying in Santa Barbara gets you away from the city and prepared to enjoy sunrise over the ocean the next morning without having to fight traffic to head north.
When it comes to specific hotels near USH, we like the Garland and Sheraton Universal Hotel. Both are really close to the park, with the Sheraton being a short walk and the Garland being a short (free!) shuttle ride. You’ll also find the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City “on-site” at Universal Studios Hollywood.
There’s also a Metro Red Line station at Universal Studios Hollywood, making anything along the Red Line super convenient to the park, including options in Downtown LA. Rather than going for a bland chain, you might consider something eclectic or with old-Hollywood charm, like the Safari Inn.
When booking in Los Angeles, be mindful of neighborhoods, parking charges, and resort fees. If you find a “too good to be true” price, it probably is. If you are picking a hotel specifically for USH, we recommend looking north of downtown Los Angeles. Burbank and Glendale can be better options than Hollywood/Los Angeles. Neighborhoods like North Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, and Los Feliz are also smart picks.
To save money, check out the Universal Studios Hollywood hotel + ticket packages offered via Get Away Today. They have several hotels from which to choose, but our top pick is definitely the Garland. It’s a great resort-style property with a ton of personality, great rooms, and posh amenities. The Sheraton is also chic and nice, but it’s the kind of hotel you could find anywhere.
There are no two ways about this: driving in Los Angeles sucks. And, if you’re visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, there’s a good chance you’ll drive through L.A. to get there. However, that doesn’t have to be the case!
As noted above, there’s a Metro Red Line station located at Universal City, which is a short walk from both the park itself and CityWalk. The Metro Red Line is a subway running between Downtown Los Angeles and North Hollywood, with stops in or near the Civic Center, Financial District, Wilshire Boulevard, Hollywood & Sunset Boulevards, Koreatown, and the San Fernando Valley.
Even if you’re staying in Orange County near Disneyland, you can get to Universal Studios Hollywood without driving. Simply take the Pacific Surfliner from Anaheim to Union Station in Los Angeles, where you can then catch the Metro. We only recommend this for the most traffic-averse, as it is a bit of a hassle.
Most people will want to drive themselves from Disneyland to Universal Studios Hollywood. There aren’t any good shuttles, Uber is too pricey, and public transit can be convoluted and inefficient. Unfortunately, traffic can be bad too, and should not be underestimated. Plan on at least an hour, and potentially closer to 2 depending upon traffic.
For the most part, if you’re visiting California and plan to go anywhere off Disneyland property, you’ll want to rent a car. Traffic can be intimidating, but if you drive between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm or 9 pm and 7 am, you’ll be absolutely fine. We’ve done a lot of one-day rentals from rental car agencies within walking distance of Disneyland, and then have just done after-hours drop-offs.
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Once you ride the movies right into the gift shop and buy the movies with your American Express–official credit card of the Entertainment Capital of L.A.–it’s time to dine (at?) the movies.
If you’re fine with counter service dining, Universal Studios Hollywood has several solid options inside the park. As a whole, I do not think the culinary experience is on par with Disneyland’s, but the highlights are more than serviceable. The best options, in my mind, are the counter service restaurants in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Three Broomsticks) and the Simpsons restaurants in Springfield.
The food at Three Broomsticks is pricey, but it’s near-table service quality. The Simpsons food is mostly guilty pleasure stuff, but the burgers and waffle chicken sandwich are excellent. Don’t knock them until you’ve tried ’em!
Then there are the snacks. Universal Hollywood’s snack game is strong. Holy cow. Obviously, you’re going to want to try Butterbeer–perhaps all three varieties.
At Three Broomsticks, snacks deserving of your attention are the potted cream and sticky toffee cake. Both are incredibly delicious, and although you should share them, you probably won’t want to.
Then there are the donuts the size of your head in Springfield, deserving of another holy cow. There are some interesting varieties, but these should be split. After eating the maple bacon one pretty much by myself, my teeth hurt.
One thing you might want to consider is purchasing a refillable Coke Freestyle mug. Depends upon whether you want a lot of Coke or the souvenir mug. Coke Freestyle machines located throughout the park’s restaurants, and normal drink purchases in restaurants are not entitled to refills. Unlike in Florida, there is no Universal Dining Plan at USH.
Universal Studios Hollywood does not do much in the way of seasonal events. The one exception to this is Halloween Horror Nights, which you might make an effort to see or to avoid, depending upon your perspective. This is a hard ticket event in which you step onto the set of some of your favorite horror movies, and walking through those sets as actors attempt to scare you. This event is not for children under the age of 13, and is definitely adult in tone.
Halloween Horror Nights are a huge draw for Universal and they definitely attract an adult crowd. If you have no young kids and like horror movies, you’ll probably enjoy this event and find it worth the cost of the ticket. If you have a younger family, you’ll want to avoid it. If you’re traveling during the months of September and October, be mindful of the Halloween Horror Nights schedule.
Christmas is celebrated with decorations and Grinchmas entertainment, but there’s nothing that requires advance-planning or around which you should schedule.
I think this is probably covers just about everything most people will need to know when planning a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood as an add-on to your Disneyland or Southern California vacation. If you would like to see some of these topics covered in greater depth, please let me know in the comments.
Planning a Southern California vacation? For park admission deals, read Tips for Saving Money on Disneyland Tickets. Learn about on-site and off-site hotels in our Anaheim Hotel Reviews & Rankings. For where to eat, check out our Disneyland Restaurant Reviews. For unique ideas of things that’ll improve your trip, check out What to Pack for Disney. For comprehensive advice, consult our Disneyland Vacation Planning Guide. Finally, for guides beyond Disney, check out our Southern California Itineraries for day trips to Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and many other SoCal cities!
Are you considering visiting Universal Studios Hollywood? If you are a USH veteran, can you fill in any of the ‘gaps’ here or add tips of your own? If you’re a first-timer, is there anything else you’d like to know? Chances are if you have questions still, so does someone else! Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
The Garland is indeed a great hotel. A great 1970s style with modern rooms, fantastic restaurant and bars and a 10 minute walk to the Brady Bunch house!
Headed here in August for a day, am taking note of the tips
Hi Tom! We’ve used your park strategies in all of the Orlando/California parks, and we’re hoping for an updated strategy guide for Universal Studios now that Super Nintendo world is open. Specifically, I’m wondering if we don’t do the early entry, if you think it would be best to rope drop Super Nintendo at park opening, or would it be better to do all of the rides in the upper lot first and try Super Nintendo closer to park closing. Thanks for everything you do!
Thanks for the great info! I will be visiting USH early March 2023. I am wondering how the opening of Super Mario world will impact the rope drop strategy? I am assuming best approach will be to head immediately there. Wondering if you are planning to revamp the strategy to include this?
Amazing post, as always! Thank you. 🙂
I have the EXACT same question as Colleen. For someone planning to be there early March 2023, do you have any suggestions for us regarding how to tackle the order of the rides? My priority is definitely with Super Mario World, but perhaps there’s a good way to do this?
I end up buying the Express Pass, since we are only spending one day. However, the Mario Kart ride is not included in their Pass (but the access to the land is reservation-free at least). So I am wondering if I should just rope drop and go straight to the Super Mario World land, line up for the Mario Kart ride, and only then do the other stuff using the Express Pass? Any suggestion is really appreciated. Thank you!
I would love to know that as well! DTB has never steered me wrong and would love to know their thoughts on how SMB changes park strategy. I also was hoping for some virtual line advice too…last time i was there, i missed the virtual line for Pets and ended up not being able to ride. The process was confusing and when i asked a park employee they could only advise to keep checking the app…Really don’t want to miss Mario! Any advice is appreciated:)
We bought the California neighbor pass and have 4 trips planned this year I’ll have to try the studio tour at night. Our last trip we only did 3 rides because we were so entertained by the streetmosphere this cute little park kept us busy for two days
Thanks for the update! We are heading there in late February, very excited for a very different US than Orlando. Any tips on parking? From what I can find online, it looks like there are several lots all very far from the park entrance but there didn’t appear to be much info available. Any tips? Thanks!
Just a heads up, Despicable Me opened an hour after park opening throughout 2022. Not sure if 2023 will be the same story, but neither was the story my dad told me about how babies are made (moving out of mom’s house on my 40th was something of an eye-opener). I’m a fan of clearing the upper lot first as well, but I get in the first group for Simpsons instead. It’s a slow loader and feels like a waste of time that early, but if you get in the first one or two groups, Forbidden Journey and Pets will still be minimal waits by the time you get out. By the time you’re done with all that, DM should finally be open. I don’t think the strategy should change much unless the Nintendo World VQ is a tough ticket. In that case, you might want to put on those New Balance sneakers you got two Christmases ago and train on your high school’s bleacher stairs in preparation for the ultimate rope drop scramble.
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Little late to the game…planning for two days at Universal. Bigger group so bathroom breaks take up about 45% of our day. Purchased the VIP ticket for second day.
After reading this, I’m thinking do the Studio Tour for the evening of the first day and get the Studio Tour via VIP during next day.
Also, any table service recommendations?
Great article! Thank you. You helped me choose a place for my next trip. This is a great place to stay with children.
Another important tip. You should take with you to the park sunscreen, sun hat, jacket, snacks, cell phone charger, charging cord and a water bottle. Consider a compact backpack or purse that will fit into a small locker.
Universal Studios Hollywood is one of Southern California’s best theme parks, and a great side trip if you’re visiting Disneyland. Highly recommend!
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great stuff, as usual Tom, thx! We are planning a 10+ day Easter trip starting in SD and ending with two nights in DL before heading home to NY. trying to figure out how to squeeze in USH for one night (arrive PM visit/rope drop for the day) before heading to DL. I’m good from your info about how to attack the arrival for PM and Rope Drop. My two questions are should I be paying up for front of line passes (tues/wed after Easter), and am I going to be in for that ~2hr drive you described if I try to drive to DL mid-day (we are a huge DIS family and have not yet done UHS). IF too aggressive a plan I will just plan a trip next time in Orlando in ’22) Merry Christmas!
What specific food have you had or would you recommend at the three broomsticks? Do you remember anything about the lunch or dinner main course meals?
in my research i stumbled upon a $25 per person bus that hits all the major areas (disneyland, knotts, universal) which is probably what our family would do in order to get to universal and back on a disneyland trip. i have no desire whatsoever to rent a car in southern california.
I’d love to get more info on this as we plan on doing Univ from a hotel across Disney.
Would you mind sharing more. I’m looking for trans. to univ from the Disney area hotels. Thanks
Do you have a post on the Pacfic Coastliner? I have three smaller kids that love trains and thought they may love it, but you mentioned it’s cumbersome. Any further thoughts/details?
Kids are 3, 4, 6, 20, 21. Will have a double stroller.
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if i buy a 1 day ticket to ush will i be able to go anywhere in the park or will it be just for a specific theme? i also have a 4yr old coming with me. will there be any rides that she will be able to ride?