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Our Spring Break Destination Pick for 2024: Universal Studios Hollywood!

Looking for somewhere to go for Spring Break? Universal Studios Hollywood is a solid pick for everyone in your family. Get ready for an epic adventure that will have the whole family buzzing with excitement! From thrilling rides to delicious food and non-stop entertainment, Universal Studios Hollywood is the ultimate destination for a memorable spring break getaway.

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“Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” 3D Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood – Gru’s neighborhood

Rides Galore:

Let’s kick things off with the main attraction – the rides! Universal Studios Hollywood boasts an impressive array of attractions that cater to thrill-seekers of all ages. One of the crown jewels of the park is the new Super Nintendo World. The ride Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge is something unlike any ride you have ridden. Make sure you get the express access because this is a popular ride! Outside the ride the Super Nintendo World is truly incredible. The colors, moving pieces, and design put you right in the middle of Mario’s world where you feel like one of the characters in a game. To make the experience even better you can get a Power-Up Band that allows for even more fun and adventure in the Mushroom Kingdom. Don’t forget to stop at Toadstool Café before you leave!

Jurassic World – The Ride, an immersive experience that plunges guests into the heart of the iconic film is not to miss. Prepare to come face to face with towering dinosaurs as you navigate through the lush jungles of Isla Nublar. With its breathtaking animatronics and heart-pounding drops, this ride is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.

If you’re a fan of high-speed thrills, look no further than Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride. This indoor roller coaster takes you on a wild journey through ancient Egyptian tombs, complete with sudden twists, turns, and even a few surprises along the way. Be sure to hold on tight as you encounter fire-breathing scarab beetles and other ancient curses!

And of course, no visit to Universal Studios Hollywood would be complete without a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Step into the magical world created by J.K. Rowling and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. From the spellbinding Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride to the enchanting Flight of the Hippogriff coaster, there’s no shortage of wizarding wonders to discover. Don’t forget to grab a meal at The Three Broomsticks and stock up on sweets at Honeydukes before you leave! We brought home lots of fun surprises from Honeydukes this trip.

Foodie Delights:

After working up an appetite on all those exhilarating rides, it’s time to refuel with some delicious eats. Luckily, Universal Studios Hollywood offers a variety of dining options to suit every taste bud. Craving some classic theme park fare? Head over to Mel’s Diner for a juicy burger and crispy fries. We also had their funnel cake and it was delicious! For something a little more famous, make a reservation at The Three Broomsticks and enjoy the Harry Potter themed atmosphere. Of course you can’t go wrong with the darling Minion Café either!

Entertainment Extravaganza:

But the fun doesn’t stop at just rides and food – Universal Studios Hollywood is also home to a wide range of live shows and entertainment experiences. Be sure to catch the high-octane WaterWorld show, where performers dazzle audiences with death-defying stunts and jaw-dropping special effects. Or, for a dose of nostalgia, check out the Universal Plaza stage for live performances featuring your favorite characters from film and television.

Studio Tour at Universal Studios

And let’s not forget about the world-famous Studio Tour, a must-do experience for any visitor to the park. Hop aboard the iconic tram and embark on a guided journey through the legendary backlot of Universal Studios. From iconic film sets to behind-the-scenes secrets, this immersive tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the magic of Hollywood filmmaking.


Be on the lookout for fun characters that roam the park! We found Mario, Luigi, the Scooby Doo Gang, a Minion and other fun characters. They can be found throughout the park all through the day.

Where to Stay:

If you’re looking to stay close to the action, there are plenty of hotel options located near Universal Studios Hollywood. Many of these hotels offer exclusive packages that include park tickets and other perks, making them the perfect choice for families looking to maximize their spring break experience. Plus, with convenient shuttle services to and from the park, getting around couldn’t be easier.

Alternatively, if you prefer to stay further afield, there are plenty of accommodation options available throughout the greater Los Angeles area. From luxury resorts to budget-friendly motels, there’s something to suit every budget and preference. Just be sure to plan ahead and book your accommodations early, as spring break is a popular time to visit Universal Studios Hollywood.

Getting To Universal Studios Hollywood:

When it comes to getting to Universal Studios Hollywood, there are a variety of transportation options to choose from. If you’re driving, the park offers ample parking for guests, with both general and preferred parking options available. However, keep in mind that parking fees can add up quickly, so be sure to budget accordingly.

For those looking to leave the car behind, public transportation is also a convenient option. Universal Studios Hollywood is easily accessible via Metro bus lines, with several stops located near the park entrance. Additionally, many hotels in the area offer complimentary shuttle services to and from the park, making it easy to get there without the hassle of driving.

Universal Studios Hollywood is the perfect spring break destination for families looking to make memories that will last a lifetime. With its thrilling rides, delectable dining options, and captivating entertainment experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So pack your bags, gather your loved ones, get your tickets here, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure at Universal Studios Hollywood!

Tickets were provided in exchange for this review, but all opinions are my own.

March 8, 2024

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