If you’re planning a visit to Los Angeles, then one of the must see attractions is the world famous Universal Studios Hollywood.
Whilst many visit Universal Studios for its high-energy and fun theme park rides, it is also one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios still in use. You never know who or what you might see!
Universal Studios Hollywood is home to a number of thrilling attractions, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, motion simulators, stage and stunt shows, and much more. There is so much to see and do, that you will most definitely keep coming back for more.
In case you need any more persuading, we’ve rounded up three of our personal favourite rides at Universal Studios Hollywood which we highly recommend.
3. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
As motion simulators go, the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is one of our favourites in the park. During the 3D ride, you’ll join Gru, his daughters, and the Minions on a crazy ride where you get the chance to become an actual Minion. As you go through Minion training, things start to go haywire, leading you on a thrilling journey through the laboratory. The Simpsons Ride is a close second, but Minion Mayhem narrowly beats it in our opinion.
2. The World-Famous Studio Tour
This is the best backlot tour you will ever experience – fact. Join Jimmy Fallon as he takes you around 13 city blocks on four acres of historic studio lot. During the tram tour you will see some iconic backdrops and sets from movies over the years whilst you will also pass studios where a number of TV shows are currently filmed.
The studio tour includes a number of interactive sections including King Kong 360 3D, Fast & Furious Supercharged, and a visit to see Jaws and Norman Bates – eek. The tour is rather lengthy but well worth every second so make sure it’s one of your first priorities when visiting the studio.
1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or not, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is quite simply a truly magical ride. The motion simulator takes you on an unforgettable journey through Hogwarts. Joined by Harry, Hermione and Ron, you will visit iconic locations such as the Gryffindor Common Room and Dumbledore’s Office, before returning to the castle grounds for a game of Quidditch and back into the Main Hall.
No words can do this ride justice – it is simply something you have to experience for yourself. It’s a must for any Potterhead, and even non-fans will be completely transfixed by the sensational experience. We promise that after you ride it once, you will want to go back again and again and again.
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