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Universal Studios: Hollywood's Movie Magic

Camille Reddick
February 16, 2024

Hollywood Studios is where movie magic comes to life! This California theme park's cutting-edge rides and attractions bring you into scenes and storylines from your favorite films! You'll even have a chance to interact with lifelike holograms of characters you've loved since childhood! If you're planning an unforgettable trip to Hollywood, you don't want to skip these attractions at Universal Studios that make movie magic real!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Hogwarts Hogsmeade

This is one of the most anticipated attractions to ever come to Universal! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an immersive experience that lets you soar above Hogwarts™ castle, try out your wand skills at Ollivanders at Hogsmeade™, and battle evil with Harry and his friends! The rides that bring people worldwide to Universal to get a taste of the Harry Potter magic include Flight of the Hippogriff™ and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™! Don't forget to grab pumpkin juice or butter beer while exploring wizard-worthy shops and restaurants!

The World-Famous Studio Tour

This iconic experience is something that no film buff should skip! Departing from Studio Tour Plaza, this tour brings you behind the curtain to see how Hollywood magic is made. This 60-minute experience brings you behind the scenes to see where many of your favorite television shows and films were filmed. The tour includes some live sets!

Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge

Calling all gamers! This experience inside Universal Studios Hollywood is where real life meets the gaming console. During this fun experience, you'll put on special goggles to join Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach in an epic battle against Bowser that brings you through underwater courses and cloud courses in search of coins that will bring you the coveted Golden Cup. You'll even find yourself in Bowser's castle! The first-of-its-kind technology used to create Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge makes this one of the top attractions at Universal Studios!

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Everybody wants to be a Minion! When you visit Universal Studios, you can join Gru and his daughters on a wholesome, thrilling adventure that brings you from Gru's house to a villainous laboratory. The catch is that you must do it all as a Minion! The highlight of this ride is a Minion dance.

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash

This fun attraction brings you on an unforgettable journey through the streets of New York City with Gidget, Snowball, Max, and Duke! If all goes according to plan, you'll find your new home as one of the best kid-friendly attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash is a top pick for families coming to the park.

The Fun Keeps Going Outside the Park

There's no question that a visit to Universal Studios will be a highlight of your trip that you'll be talking about for years to come! The rides and attractions here are simply better than they've ever been. However, you'll still want to expand your horizons by checking out some of the cultural attractions in Los Angeles. Regarding cuisine, culture, and shopping, nothing tops Little Tokyo. This guide to fun things to do in Little Tokyo shows you exactly where to go!

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