My father is 84 and had a lot of fun too !
16 reviews of Universal Studios in English
BUT, I have to say, that the customer service is really good and nice. They did listen to our complain and we found a solution.
So, I think in a few years, we will come back to go through all attractions. :-)
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simply the best
long waits though!
start with the lower lot: do the mummy and jurassic park then the studio tour then attack the other attractions.
we left waterworld till the end!
all in all, was amazing!
id definitely go back - if im back in LA
Shiver me timbers, the House of Horrors left my bladder weak and my knees cowering against the tarmac as papier mache freaks and loons came hurtling out of every nook and cranny to run us outta house 'n' home reelin' and screechin'. Worse was to come, as I had a massive bust up with an ex lover which would have caused a commotion on British soil, but thankfully was drowned out by an ever present gaggle of saccharin'd up toddlers. This place is unmissable for anyone who buys into the lifeblood movie and musical legacy that has made Hollywood the tour de force that it is today, and will be tomorrow.
This is a very good theme park, well worth a visit.
It caters to the older kids to adults, although young kids can go.
Plenty of shows and rides to go on, some are a bit dated but i suppose they all can’t be new!
One word of warning, for those not used to being charged for everything, parking is not free. If you are asked if you want to upgrade your parking spot to closer refuse, it only takes an extra 5 mins max to walk.
We were fortunate enough to have won VIP tickets to Universal Studios. What a Fab day! From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. We were shown into this wood panelled breakfast room, where we had breakfast, met our personal guid and we chose what we were having for lunch. We were then taken round the park and were head of the line for everything. I thought the Terminator show was great, Waterworld was great fun and the new Simpsons ride was awesome. After lunch we were taken on the back lot tour. If you’ve ever seen the film “Big Fat Liar” well its just like that. We played in the prop store, saw the Deperate Housewives houses, went on to the set of “Life”. Took photos of ourselves as cowboys, really something. After the tour we were able to get 25% discount in the park shops with our VIP passes. We left the best till last, the Jurassic Park ride, you will get wet, but VIP’s get given yellow ponchos to keep you dry. It was a magic day. I’d suggest if you can afford it stump up the $150 for a VIP pass.
We nearly didn’t go here but were very glad we did as it is a great day out and not too expensive. We bought the package that allowed us to queue jump and it was worthwhile and I imagine even more worthwhile on very busy days.
There is so much to do there for all the family. We went on all the main rides, did a studio tour and looked round the many shops. There are loads if restaurants including a Hard Rock Cafe and plenty of places to have your picture taken.
It is accessible on the Los Angeles underground system but obviously also has a large car park.
I felt I had to do all the touristy stuff while I was in LA and that included universal. I never really had to queue long for any rides, I went in September. My favourite ones were definitely the 3D ones they are so funny. There are many food and drink outlets all reasonable, with plenty of choice.
i LOVED this place… we didnt even get there that early and we managed to go on all the rides we wanted to more than once! most queues were short (apart from the mummy). i agree that the food places are really good and cheap too!
my favourite ride was the 'tour’ which took you behind the scenes around the film sets and even down wisteria land which i ADORED! i think i went on the tour like about 4 times trying to see some celebrities haha lol it was so much fun
this is well worth the trip… maybe even better than disney because of the food & gift shop prices and the lack of queues!
Universal Studios is well worth a visit. It is expensive and inevitably you will end up queuing to get on some rides but it is still worth it. There is something for everyone and plenty of rides for children. There are also numerous places to eat and drink. The Jurassic Park ride was my favourite and I also liked the 3D Terminator film. I would recommend that you go early in the day to make the most of it and to avoid long queues.
This was an expensive day out. We had fun but there werent enough 'fast’ rides for us. Loads of things for kids to do and lots of opportunities for kids to get photograph taken with characters. The back stage tour was great, with a well-informed guide. Wouldn’t visit again
Start with the train tour. Between shooting studios, you will cross the Red Sea or come face to face with King Kong.
Next, you can drive “back to the Future” (Yes, with the Delorean) or escape to “Jurassic Park”.
After all this exitement, go rest yourself on a bench, watching actors reinventing “Waterworld” (take care, you can get very wet) or confront yourself with Backdraft’s fires….
In conclusion, you can expect to have a big time there if you ever go to LA, from 7 to 77 years (or is it the other way round?)
Sometimes I have to give in and admit to things that I am wrong about.
For many years, I always short changed Universal Studios as being cheesy and lame. I laughed at people going in there to basically “sight seeing” and paying up the wazzu to do that. What can you really do at that place? You basically walk around and take pictures of all the cool place you might pass by.
It’s not cheap either at $61 a pop now. Good news is that it’s an year pass with some black out dates. You have no other option as that is the lowest admission price for adults.
My biases is blatant just like the French food I avoid. It’s not until I joined the staff for our annual retreat at New Year’s Day where I can see for myself if I still harbor bitter feelings towards this place.
Surprising it subsided.
Getting a much more recent exposure to absorb the place helps. First, the main attraction to the whole entire “amusement park” if you call it, is the 45 minute tour at the Universal Lot. I had experienced the Warner Brother tour and the Paramount tour. I had to say that the Universal lot still is the best at giving out tours about the famous lots where many of the famous movies and TV shows shooting takes place at. Obviously people are ready to expect the King Kong, Jaws, and the Earthquake segments. But it’s still neat to see all the props and sets are built at. One of the newest feature was the Fast and The Furious feature. That was pleasant to see.
Was there any real amusement park feature rides? Three. The Revenge of the Mummy ride, Jurassic Park, and the Back to The Future ride. Those rides are brief, but fun nonetheless. I’m sure everyone wants to bring up Shrek 4D or Terminator 3D. Those I can live without.
There are also live demonstrations like Backdraft, Waterworld, Fear Factor, and Special Effects Stage. You can feel the flame on the first, wetness on the second, feel like watching a TV on the third, and be a little amaze on the last.
True to the fact if you come on a not-so busy day, you’ll probably finish those attractions in 4 hours or so.There’s so many gift-shops to food places, you’ll probably need to stop to gather yourself.
Overall, the experience of going here was much less stressful than going to Disneyland and dealing with kids mobbing Mickey or Donald. In here, every kids wants to meet Spiderman or SpongeBob.
At the end of the day, I was surprised that I enjoyed the entire day at the park with so many spots to browse and only have to spend $12 for food. Trust me, I once spent $110 at Disneyland and I still don’t know why I wasn’t full. Hmmm…this worried me.
Definitely a fun trip for the whole family. Plus there’s Universal Citywalk right next to the park, so you’ll never have to worry about food or entertainment for the whole day.
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