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The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood

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  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Duration: Flexible (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2030VIP

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Travel by December 31, 2014 and the price displayed includes a 14% discount off our previously offered price!

Immerse yourself in a full day of movie-making magic with a specially trained guide as you discover the Universal Studios Hollywood℠ the general public doesn’t get to see. On top of that, enjoy additional VIP benefits such as all-day admission to the park, unlimited Front of Line access to all rides and attractions, exclusive reserved seating at all shows, a gourmet lunch, valet parking upon arrival and so much more!

Spaces for the VIP Experience are very limited and advance reservations are required. So make sure to book in advance and reserve your space!

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
Ever wanted to be treated like a movie star? With the VIP Experience you can enjoy just that. This unique experience includes an extensive guided tour of Universal Studios Hollywood℠ and its motion picture studio with access to areas of the studio lot that the general public never sees.

Your VIP guide will also escort you to the park’s most popular rides and attractions, taking you in via special exclusive VIP entrances. Afterwards, enjoy time to explore the vast park on your own, you can skip the queues at every attraction, get the best seats in the house for every show, enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch and more.

The VIP Experience offers:
  • A full day of movie-making magic with a specially-trained guide to tour locations closed to the general public
  • Tour historic Backlot locations
  • Walk through actual sets of War of the Worlds
  • Roam the largest prop warehouse
  • Take photos at the original Psycho House
  • Front of Line access to ALL rides, shows and attractions
  • Reserved seating at ALL shows
  • Gourmet lunch in exclusive dining location
  • Light refreshments served in our exclusive VIP Lounge
  • Valet Parking

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You must exchange your voucher at the VIP Window of Universal Studios Hollywood, located next to the Guest Services Window at the right side of the entrance to the park
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Please note: Park hours vary based on season. It is advised that you call and reconfirm directly with Universal Studios Hollywood prior to your date of travel.

Departure times will be advised upon reconfirmation. Please follow the directions listed on your pre-paid voucher which will be received after booking.

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The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood

The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood

Inclusions:
  • Admission into Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Admission and Front of Line pass to all Universal Studios Hollywood attractions and shows
  • Valet parking
  • Gourmet catered lunch
Exclusions:
  • Beverages
  • Sideshow games
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Movie tickets for Universal CityWalk Cinemas
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to availability and production restrictions
  • The VIP Tour has limited availability, and reservations are required
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Children age 4 and under are not allowed on this tour

Please Note: In order to maintain the safety of guests, modified operating procedures have been put in place. Guests visiting the park will have their bags inspected by staff. Large bags and coolers will not be permitted in the park. Outside food is not permitted inside the park with the exception of bottle water, fruit and baby food.

World's First-Ever Theme Park Guaranteed Rain Check

All guests visiting Universal Studios Hollywood on a day when the park receives over 1/16" of rainfall will be offered a rain check good any time in the following 30 days! Please see staff at the time of your visit for further details.

Itinerary:
Rides, Shows and Attractions:

Now Open! Join Gru, his daughters and the mischievous Minions on the heartwarming and hilarious 3-D ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. Start your adventure in Gru’s home, where you’re recruited for his latest scheme – one where you’ll become an actual Minion. Then visit a re-creation of the first film’s memorable seaside carnival, “Super Silly Fun Land,” an all-new, over-the-top outdoor family play zone inspired by the lively experience shared by Gru and his three adorable girls: Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Transformers™: The Ride 3D:
An immersive, next generation thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality. Fusing HD 3D media and flight simulation technology, this epic ride creates an experience unlike anything this planet has ever seen. Based on the popular movie franchise, this mind-blowing new Transformers™ adventure puts you in the middle of the ultimate war zone. Fight alongside Optimus and try to survive as you protect the Allspark from Decepticons® over four stories tall. Remember, the future of the human race is counting on you. Prepare for the greatest battle you'll ever ride. Transformers™: The Ride 3D.

Studio Tour:
Go behind-the-scenes where movies are made and where Hollywood’s biggest stars work daily. Take the world famous Studio Tour for a fresh, behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking secrets. Experience the largest movie set street expansion in Hollywood history built with creative consultation from Steven Spielberg himself. See the sets from ABC's hit series Desperate Housewives and witness special effects used in blockbusters like The War of the Worlds, Universal Pictures’ King Kong and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

King Kong 360-3D:
Your heart pounds. Your adrenaline flows. Your survival instincts are on overload. You’re caught in the middle of a terrifying struggle between a 35-foot T-Rex and the 8th wonder of the world – King Kong. You’ve never experienced him this real before. Welcome to King Kong 360 3-D the world’s largest, most intense 3-D experience. Here, you won’t just see it, you won’t just hear it: you’ll feel it. It’s 3-D to the next level. Terror has a new home: King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson.

The Simpsons Ride™:
Join America's favorite animated family as they take you on a wild and hilarious adventure on the Simpsons Ride. Ride alongside Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie as Springfield comes to life with action packed fun and excitement at every turn.

Revenge of the Mummy- The Ride:
Face heart-pounding special effects and shocks at every turn, plus raging mummy warriors, on a rollercoaster ride into the world of The Mummy!

Shrek 4-D™:
Join Shrek and Donkey in a stunning 4-D adventure to rescue Princess Fiona, with an extra dimension that lets you FEEL the action- right from your own seat! Four dimensions of thrills add up to one amazing experience.

Jurassic Park® - The Ride:
Survive a Jurassic jungle river adventure 65 million years in the making. Escape the gigantic and ferocious T-Rex and other dinosaur terrors, with only one way out... straight down an 84-foot waterfall in a raft!

WaterWorld® - A Tidal Wave of Explosive Action:
High-powered stunts, extreme action, death-defying feats and breathtaking pyrotechnics-all with you just inches away!

House of Horrors:
Get ready to scream your head off at House of Horrors. Your worst nightmares will come true as you make your way through the dark and windy terror maze. Come face-to-face with Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Chucky, and several of the most frightening characters from some of the most scariest horror movies of all time.

Special Effects Stages:
Don’t miss our Special Effects Stage, where you'll learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies. Become an expert in Hollywood movie-making as you learn about CGI, stop motion, motion capture, and 3-D technology

Universal's Animal Actors:
Come see what happens when the world's most talented animal stars take over the show! You're sure to laugh and be amazed at this live performance. Who knows, you may even co-star!

The NBCUniversal Experiene: Celebrate Universal Studio’s Centennial in this interactive, behind-the-scenes exhibit featuring authentic props, wardrobe and artifacts from 100 years of Universal film history!

The Blues Brothers®: Treat yourself to the musical stylings of Jake, Elwood and the coolest blues band to ever take the stage!
Terms and Conditions:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Voucher Info:
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Lizzi H, September 2014

This is definitely the best way to visit Universal Studios! We had a lovely breakfast with plenty of choice and was then met by our guide for the day. He took us to the different rides and walked us straight to the front of the queues, he also gave us plenty of information. We then stopped for a brilliant buffet lunch, again with plenty of choice and the food was delicious. Then it was time for the studio tour where we saw the different sets and got to have a wander around them, it was interesting to hear the different films sets had been used in that you didn't realise. We then had the rest of the day to ourselves and it was a definite bonus to still be able to jump the queues for rides. It was a brilliant way to spend my sister's birthday and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Universal Studios, it is well worth the money!

Reviewed by: Aline S, August 2014

OMG! One of the best tours I did on my trip. Skip the line pass with this is amazing. Not waiting for rides - best way to enjoy the most of your day and the attractions at Universal Studios. VIP seating is also well worth it as once again you don't have to go and start lining up half hour or more before the performance / show and still get the best spots in the house! Great use of your time here. So much fun on this tour! You also get to walk around the sets and see "hot sets" as part of this tour.

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