7 Must-Try Universal Studios Hollywood Rides in 2021 & 2022


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  • Immerse in the Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood when you visit the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction!
  • Be amazed by the adorable characters from Despicable Me, The Simpsons, The Secret Life of Pets, and King Kong.
  • Minimize the wait in all these attractions when you book your Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Express Pass ticket here! 🎊

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SAFETY GUIDELINES (as of Oct. 7, 2021)

● Universal Studios Hollywood guests who are at least 12 years old must show proof of either (1) a full FDA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccination; OR (2) a negative test taken within 72 hours of visit. (Home test or self-tests are not accepted.)
● Guests who are 18 years old and above must show a photo ID to enter.
● Children under 12 years old are NOT required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result.
● Face coverings are required to be worn at all times.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rides You Shouldn’t Miss

With all the rides, shows, dining spots, and character encounters at Universal Studios Hollywood, you can surely expect no dull moment during your visit. However, if you want to maximize your trip (and say that you’ve really been to USH 😉 ), then make sure not to miss these rides and attractions at the theme park:

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Potterhead or not, anyone can definitely have a memorable time in this attraction at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! The Forbidden Journey will let you in the Hogwarts Castle and tour the Gryffindor common room, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, Dumbledore’s office, and the Room of Requirement. To complete the magical experience, you’ll get to soar above the castle grounds in a ride that will have muggles believing in magic! 🪄

This Harry Potter ride in Universal Studios Hollywood has been recognized as the 2017 Editor’s Choice – Best Thrill Ride by Parenting OC Magazine.

2. Jurassic World – The Ride

It just got real. These were the words shown in the Jurassic World teaser above, and, boy, you better believe it! Aside from spotting triceratops at The Raptor Encounter, you’ll also get to witness an epic battle between the new Indominus rex and the Tyrannosaurus rex. As for the ride itself, it’s going to be so impressive as you’ll find a lot of familiar and peculiar dinosaurs in this Universal Studious Hollywood ride.

3. King Kong 360 3-D

Get up close with the mighty Kong, the eighth wonder of the world! This award-winning ride at Universal Studios Hollywood is the world’s largest 3D experience and will have you in the middle of a battle between the 35-foot T-Rex and King Kong. Be amazed by the 3D technology built by Peter Jackson and immerse yourself in the 3-D powered Skull Island!

4. Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride

45 mph in the dark. Twists and turns. A heart-pounding experience. Yes, The Mummy is back with a strong vengeance! As expected in a Universal Studios Hollywood ride, the attraction’s visitors will get to relive the best scenes of The Mummy films with Egyptian hieroglyphics written on the attraction’s walls to help riders get out in one piece. 😮

5. Transformers: The Ride-3D

Optimus Prime needs your help! Fight along the inspiring leader of the Autobots and protect the Allspark from Decepticons! This Universal Studios Hollywood ride, dubbed as “The Greatest Battle You’ll Ever Ride”, brings an out-of-this-world experience via a flight simulation technology and 3D HD media. As you go through the attraction, make sure to keep an eye on Bumblebee, Megatron, and 13 other Autobots and Decepticons!

6. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem


Ever wondered what it’s like to be a mischievous Minion? This is your chance to know — or better yet, actually turn into one! Loved by kids and kids-at-heart, this Universal Studios Hollywood ride will have you go in a fun “Minion training” experience before you go on a crazy journey at Gru’s laboratory. (Oh, there’s going to be a Minion-inspired dance party towards the end, so make sure not to miss it!)

7. Flight of the Hippogriff

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside Universal Studios Hollywood also has a fantastic. kid-friendly ride called “Flight of the Hippogriff”. It’s set on the grounds of the Care of Magical Creatures, which houses Hagrid’s incredible pumpkin patch. Swoop past Hagrid’s Hut, dive around the patches, and make sure to always be on the good side of the mystical Hippogriff!

How to Skip the Line in These Universal Studios Hollywood Rides

If you want to minimize the waiting time and maximize the fun, consider purchasing a Universal Express ticket! This will grant you a one-time express access into every attraction, seated show, and ride in Universal Studios Hollywood. 👏

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