A Summer Day at Universal Studios


A summer day at universal studios


A Summer Day at
Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios is one of those theme parks that you should consider wearing a good pair of shoes for. I was planning to wear sandals and I’m thankful that I did not wear them. Last minute I opted to wear my Nike running shoes because I kind of knew the lines were going to be massive.
I was not wrong! Waiting times were anywhere from an hour or two depending on the popularity of the ride. Plus when we went the temperature was around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. So make sure you stay hydrated and eat something when in the lines.

                       Places to eat at Universal:

Three Broomsticks
Hog’s Head Pub
Krusty Burger
Moe’s Tavern
Cletus’ Chicken Shack
Duff Brewery Beer Garden
Luigi’s Pizza (absolutely amazing pizza)
Bumblebee Man’s Taco Talk
Lard Lad Dounts
Suds McDuff’s Hot Dogs
Phineas Q Butterfat’s Ice Cream
Gru’s Lab Café
Despicable Delights
Hollywood & Dine
Jurassic Café
French Street Bistro
Starbucks + many more

A summer day at universal studios

We went around the park a few times trying to decide what we wanted to do first. A really handy thing is the Universal app, which tells you the waiting times for each ride. This is great because you can plan your day according to the app.  The Transformer and Jurassic Park rides had the longest waiting time during the time we were at the park. Rides and attractions open and close at different times during the day.
I didn’t get a chance to go and thoroughly explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The lines were massive from people trying to get butter beer and wands that I decided not to go in.
The studio ride was my favorite thing to do. We went around the sets where they film shows like Bates Motel, the movie Jaws and some scenes of the show Bones. We did get a chance to see something actually being filmed at that time but we didn’t get a chance to stop and see.

                Other Entertainment at Universal:

The Nightmare Lights at Hogwarts Castle
DreamWorks Character Celebration
Raptor Encounter
Extra at Universal Studios Hollywood
Ollivanders
Frog Choir
TriWizard Spirit Rally
Despicable Me Carnival Games
The Simpsons Carnival Games
WaterWorld
Special Effects Show
Universal’s Animal Actors

A summer day at universal studiosA summer day at universal studios

It was super interesting to look at the majority of the sets and have people explain to us how and what they film. We even got to see how they make rain, flash floods, thunder and even ‘earthquakes’.

          Some of the Ride and Attractions at Universal:

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Fast & Furious-Supercharged (available during the Studio Tour) This wasn’t working when we went.
The World Famous Studio Tour
King Kong 360 3-D (available during the Studio Tour) didn’t see this during the tour
The Walking Dead Attraction
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem (the funniest thing ever)
Jurassic Park- The ride (get ready to get soaked)
Transformers- The ride 3D
The Simpsons Ride
Revenge of the Mummy-The ride
Shrek 4-D
Super Silly Fun Land
Silly Swirly Fun Ride
Special Effects Show
Universal’s Animal Actors
WaterWorld
Character Sightings (the Transformers, Minions, Simpsons and many more)

A summer day at universal studios

A summer day at universal studios


A summer day at universal studios

Overall, this trip was so much fun because the whole family was there. If you follow me on Instagram then you might have seen some things on Instastories. I managed to post quite a bit on there during this trip.

A summer day at universal studios

                Shops at Universal:

Universal Studio Stone
Ollivanders
Honey Dukes
Owl Post
Super Silly Stuff
Transformers Supply Vault
Character Shop
Hollywood Photoland
Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment

A view from the second floor at universal studios

Universal Studios Cinema

A little fun note: look into the VIP tickets in order not to spend so much time making line for the rides.

Have you been to Universal Studios before? How about City Walk?


City Walk at Universal Studios


A summer day at universal studios


A summer day at universal studios


A summer day at universal studios


A summer day at universal studios



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