Universal Studios Hollywood Touring Plan
Touring plans make it easy for you to get the most out of your trip by outlining the order you should visit rides and attractions, allowing you to enjoy the top experiences in the park.
This touring plan was created for those visiting only the Universal Studios Hollywood park for a single day; however, those visiting the park for a longer period may still take advantage of this plan. This touring plan assumes that you are entering the park at the opening time and staying until the closing time. Although this plan is specifically designed for those without a Universal Express pass, which allows you to skip the regular lines at participating attractions, it may still be used by such visitors.
Prior to visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, we recommend that you download the official Universal Studios Hollywood app on the App Store or the Google Play Store. The app provides wait times, showtimes, an area-wide map, and more.
ENTERING THE PARK
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles at least 30 minutes prior to park opening, especially on projected busy days. You can view the predicted crowd level for the day of your visit by using our FREE Universal Studios Hollywood crowd calendar. When you have entered the park, you can grab a guide map to help locate the park’s rides and attractions and to view showtimes as well as other details. If you download the official Universal Studios Hollywood app, this information and more can be accessed on it.
Experience by 2 PM
The following attractions typically experience the longest wait times, so we suggest visiting them as soon as possible. You should visit the attractions in this exact order to quickly access them. Please note the crowd levels throughout the day may impact when you are able to complete this section of the touring plan.
NOTE: You may need a reservation to enter Super Nintendo World. Reservations can be made using the Universal Studios Hollywood app. This may require you to slightly alter this touring plan so that you can ride Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge.
Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride
Jurassic World – The Ride
Transformers: The Ride-3D
Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge
The Secret Life of Pets: Off the LeashThis attraction may utilize a Virtual Line during your visit, requiring you to reserve a time slot via the Universal Studios Hollywood app or an in-park kiosk to ride. Plan accordingly.
If you completed the attractions listed above and it's around 2 PM or shortly after, you should fuel up before continuing this touring plan. If it's not quite that time, continue forward, and take a meal break when it does reach that time. Then, continue where you left off. We've highlighted some noteworthy dining locations located in the nearby area, but if you don't want to take too much time out of the day, you can always pack snacks with you or purchase some at the many concession stands in the park.
The Springfield area is home to numerous quick service dining locations offering everything from chicken, burgers, pizza, and tacos. Eateries in this region include Cletus' Chicken Shack, Krusty Burger, Luigi's Pizza, Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck, and tons more. There are a lot of different quick options for you to enjoy in this area, and they're all situated within close proximity of each other.
Three Broomsticks is located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The level of detail in this restaurant is amazing, which makes it a top spot. Meals sold here include fish and chips, beef pasties, spare ribs, turkey legs, shepherd’s pie, rotisserie chicken, and chicken and ribs.
Vegetarians and Vegans
If you're a vegetarian or vegan, you can find quite a few meals in the park. Click/tap here to view our Universal Studios Hollywood vegetarian and vegan guide. In this guide, we highlighted the different dining locations offering meals available to you as well as which options will satisfy your diet.
Experience by 5 PM
The attractions listed in this section are other popular experiences. We placed the attractions in this specific order for easy navigation; however, you may be required to adjust the order due to scheduled showtimes and openings. As previously noted, crowd levels may impact when you are able to complete this section.
WaterWorldThis attraction has scheduled showtimes. Plan accordingly and arrive early.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Flight of the Hippogriff
After experiencing the attractions listed above, you should unwind and enjoy a meal. We've listed a few dining locations that are within close proximity to you.
Cocina Mexicana is your stop for a Mexican quisine. This location serves taco platters, sopes, margaritas, and more.
Mel's Diner places you into a '50s themed diner inspired by the American Graffiti film. At this quick service eatery, you can enjoy ramen, a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken tenders, cupcakes, and more.
This is a quick service dining location located next door to the Despicable Me attraction. The menu features rotisserie chicken, chicken fingers, sandwiches, nachos, salads, and desserts.
Vegetarians and Vegans
If you're a vegetarian or vegan, there's no need to worry. We've highlighted the dining locations and meals that will satisfy your diet in our vegetarian and vegan guide, which can be viewed by clicking/tapping here.
Experience by Last Few Hours
The attractions in this section don't necessarily need to be followed in this order due to their close proximity.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Kung Fu Panda Adventure
Experience at Any Time
The attractions in this section are not top-priority experiences. You can experience them at any time of the day.
Super Silly Fun Land
Silly Swirly Fun Ride
For full information about Universal Studios Hollywood’s rides and attractions, click/tap here.
TIP: If you’re only visiting the park for a single day, we recommend eating breakfast prior to arriving at the park in order to experience more attractions. It’s important to remember, however, that you shouldn’t rush your way to every attraction. Take time to enjoy the different areas of the park, especially The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Super Nintendo World. Cherish your memories by taking photographs with characters and at the various themed areas.
NOTE: It is not guaranteed that you’ll experience all of the park’s rides and attractions by following this touring plan. We recommend skipping any ride or attraction that you may not be interested in.
UNIVERSAL EXPRESS VISITORS: Although you have the ability to skip the regular lines at the attractions, greatly reducing your wait times, following this touring plan will still allow you to visit the top attractions in an efficient way and will prevent you from making unnecessary detours.
GUESTS VISITING MULTIPLE DAYS: If you’re visiting this park for more than one (1) day, we recommend sticking to this touring plan for the first day to ensure that you visit the top attractions. The next time you visit the park, you can choose to revisit the attractions you enjoyed most or experience the attractions that you previously skipped.