Guided tour

LA: Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour

4.7 / 5

95 reviews

LA: Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour

From US$ 349 per person

Experience a day of action-packed entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood and go behind the scenes of the world’s largest movie studio and theme park. Skip the long lines at all the attractions and get exclusive access to VIP areas.

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  • Go behind the scenes on a VIP Tour
  • Beat the crowds on an early visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; sip butterbeer, visit Hogwarts, and shop for wands at Ollivander’s
  • Skip the line with unlimited VIP access to all rides like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Transformers, Minions, and The Simpsons
  • Tour the world’s largest working movie studio and see how movies & TV are made on a VIP visit to the Universal Backlot, not open to the general public
  • Enjoy complimentary valet parking at the park entrance, a full breakfast buffet, and a gourmet lunch in a private dining lounge open only to VIPs
Full description
Go behind the scenes at a real working movie studio with a 1-day entrance ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood. Enjoy VIP treatment as you explore by special trolley and disembark at areas not open to the general public. Visit real sound stages where blockbuster movies and TV shows are filmed, and get a sneak peek at the enormous props warehouse. Avail of unlimited skip-the-line access to all the rides and attractions and get access to the VIP lounge to enjoy a light breakfast or gourmet lunch. Rides and Attractions: Fast & Furious - Supercharged: Hold on tight for the all-new Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride that exceeds speeds of 120 miles per hour and catapults you into a high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Get the chance to become one of the mischievous Minions on a hilarious 3D ride. Transformers: The Ride Brave an epic ride that fuses HD 3D media and flight simulation technology to put you in the middle of the ultimate war zone. Studio Tour Go behind the scenes and explore Hollywood’s most famous back lot at the world’s largest working movie studio. King Kong 360 3D Test your survival instincts and prepare to be caught in the middle of a terrifying struggle between a 35-foot T-Rex and King Kong. Springfield Grab a Homer-sized helping of donuts at Lard Lad, imbibe at Moe’s Tavern or the first Duff Brewery Beer Garden and crash through Krustyland on The Simpsons Ride. Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride Face the heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists as you escape the Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror at speeds up to 45 mph in virtual darkness. Shrek 4D Take adventure to the next dimension in Shrek 4D, with hair-raising and eye-popping effects so real all your senses will be on ogre-time! WaterWorld Experience a tidal wave of explosive action at WaterWorld. Join an adventure that surges to life with jumping jet-skiers, perilous plunges, firefights, massive explosions and an in-your-face plane crash. Special Effects Show Learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies, and become an expert in Hollywood movie effects magic. Universal’s Animal Actors Witness Tinseltown-trained critters putting pet tricks to shame with their animal antics as the animals take control. Universal CityWalk Kick back with all the great food and live music entertainment of Universal CityWalk. Get some retail therapy with over 30 shops to browse.
  • 1-day, VIP entrance ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Priority access to all rides with unlimited skip the line pass
  • Early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Ollivander’s Wand Shop
  • Professional guide and escort of Universal Studios and Theme Park
  • Guided tour of the Universal Backlot and a working sound stage (not open to the general public)
  • Tour of World Famous Property Department, home to thousands of set pieces and decorative items used for film and television production.
  • Priority seating at select shows and theaters
  • Access to exclusive VIP dining lounge
  • Light breakfast buffet and full gourmet lunch prepared by Universal’s very own executive chef.
  • Valet Parking at park entrance ($40 Value)
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • You must present physical or digital proof that you've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children under 12 years old and people with medical conditions or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination must provide either a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative Covid-19 antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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  • Please note that this tour may be rescheduled +/- 1 hour from the time booked
  • Please note that your ticket is only valid for your selected date and time
  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable
  • Requests to change your reservation must be made at least 48 hours in advance
  • You will need to arrive at VIP Reception at least 20 minutes before your scheduled tour time
  • Children must be at least 5 years old to attend, and at least 17 years old to attend without an accompanying adult
  • Tickets may not be copied, transferred or resold
  • Tickets are only valid for the named person
  • Tickets cannot be combined with other offers, separately ticketed events, discounts, Halloween Horror Nights or sightseeing tours
  • All or parts of the park are subject to change or closure without notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 95 reviews

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Although a little pricey, it was a lifetime experience for me and my family. Our guide was phenomenal. The food offerings were amazing. The BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT was the closure of the Jurassic Park ride. It happened to be all of our favorite and one of the main rides we were looking forward to.

March 3, 2020

Super well thought out program. Small groups guide you through the park. (Our group was 10 people) The tour in the small bus was great. The food was very tasty. There was something for everyone here. The guide (Scott) always explained what happened before entering the individual attractions, so that you could decide whether you wanted to face the attraction or not.

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October 22, 2019

Fantastic experience! It starts with valet parking in the Frankestein car park, the closest to the park. Then great breakfast. In small groups, tour of the studios with more than the other visits to a set where sit com are running and to the warehouse where the furniture for the film is rented ... a dream! Seen among the other furnishings of the Gladiator, the Mummy, Snow White and the Hunter. Stop for photos in the square of Back to the future. From the bus you can also see the lodgings for actors and reserved parking J.lopez Brad Pitt etc. First and after lunch, always with the guide, you make the main attractions by skipping the row! The buffet lunch is a reserved restaurant with a varied and refined menu that ranges from sushi to roastbeff to fries. During the tour, water is supplied at will and a poncho not to get wet in the games. After the tour, around 3.00 pm, with the VIP Pass you can access ALL the attractions and shows from the express entrance, saving hours of queue. UNFORG

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September 4, 2019

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