15 Best Rides at Universal Studios Hollywood: The Must-Do Attractions for 2024
California - September 25, 2023

If you’re looking for the best rides at Universal Studios Hollywood, look no further! We’ve put together a list of the must-do attractions at this world-famous theme park in southern California. From thrilling roller coasters to family-friendly rides, there’s something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Universal Hollywood today!

MomJunky Tip -Most rides have different height requirements as noted below.

Best rides at Universal Studios Hollywood

Jurassic World: The Ride – One of the Best Universal Studios Hollywood Rides for 2024

Take a journey on this water ride and encounter some of the most ferocious dinosaurs ever to roam the earth. Jurassic World: The Ride was once Jurassic Park, but updated and refurbished. It is a classic water ride that will send you careening through the jungles of Isla Nublar. You’ll come face to face with a T-Rex and other prehistoric creatures before plunging 84 feet into the depths of the lagoon. Don’t worry! The Tyrannosaurus Rex won’t get too close!

Jurassic park at Universal Studios Hollywood
Jurassic World: The Ride

This is a thrill ride. Must be 42″ (107 cm) tall. Children 42-48″ (107-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)

While you’re there, take a look at the Raptor Encounters: an enormous, friendly Triceratops and our Baby Raptor!

King Kong 360 3-D

An intense ride that will take you deep into Skull Island where you’ll come face to face with the mighty Kong.  Prepare to be caught in the middle of a frightening battle between a 35-foot T-Rex and the world’s largest freestanding statue.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

harry potter at Universal Studios Hollywood
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Soar above Hogwarts Castle on this magical ride that will take you into the world of Harry Potter.

This is a dark ride and a thrill ride. Must be 48″ (122 cm) tall.

While you are there, check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.™

The Simpsons Ride

Join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie on a wild adventure through Krustyland. If you don’t like roller coasters but want to experience a thrill ride, this is perfect for you as you have all the feelings of being on a roller coaster, however, you are just sitting in a simulated seat.

simpson's ride at Universal Studios Hollywood
The Simpsons Ride

Must be 40″ (102 cm) tall. Children 40-48″ (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

The Secret Life of Pets

A fun-filled ride that takes you through the streets of New York City.

secret life of pets at Universal Studios Hollywood
The Secret Life of Pets

Must be 34″ (102 cm) tall. Children 34-48″ (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)

Fast and Furious – Supercharged

Join the Fast and Furious crew on an adrenaline-pumping ride that reaches speeds of up to 120 mph. You’ll be immersed in the world of high-speed racing as you hurtle through downtown Los Angeles.

Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride

A high-speed coaster that will have you screaming for more.

This is a thrill ride. Must be 48″ (122 cm) tall.

Flight of the Hippogriff

A family-friendly roller coaster that takes you on a flight around Hagrid’s Hut.

This is a thrill ride. Must be 39″ (99 cm) tall. Children 39-48″ (99-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Join Gru and his minions on this hilarious ride that will have you laughing all the way. This is a motion simulator ride. Must be 40″ (102 cm) tall. Children 40-Must be 40″ (102 cm) tall. Children 40-48″ (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

World-Famous Studio Tour

universal studios at Universal Studios Hollywood
World-Famous Studio Tour

Make way to the lower lot. A must for any movie fan, the studio tour takes you behind the scenes of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. See where movies like Jaws and War of the Worlds were filmed, and get a glimpse of some of Universal’s famous sets and sound stages. You can even experience a flash flood and check out the stages from your favorite movies. Some are even a working movie studio, like Jimmy Fallon!

Silly Swirly Fun Ride

fun land at Universal Studios Hollywood
Silly Swirly Fun Ride

A family-friendly ride that will have you spinning around for a 360-degree view of “Super Silly Fun Land” in colorful cars.

There are no height requirements for this ride.

WaterWorld: A live Sea War Spectacular

An action-packed show based on the movie Waterworld. This is a must-see for any fan of the movie. The show features live stunt performers, pyrotechnics, and more. Make your way to the upper lot to see this one.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

A thrilling coaster that reaches speeds of up to 65 mph.

Transformers: The Ride

The Transformers ride is an immersive ride that puts you in the middle of the action as you help Optimus Prime save the world.

transformers at Universal Studios Hollywood
Transformers: The Ride

Must be 40″ (102 cm) tall. Children 40-48″ (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)

Kung Fu Panda

An immersive ride that takes you through the world of Kung Fu Panda.

kung fu panda at Universal Studios Hollywood
Kung Fu Panda

Must be 36″ (91 cm) tall. Children 36-48″ (91-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

Watch out for Character Sightings!

shrek character sighting at Universal Studios Hollywood
Shrek

Make sure you are on the lookout for your favorite characters like SpongeBob, the Minions, and Shrek!

Don’t forget Universal Citywalk.

There are rides, restaurants, movie theaters, and shopping. And it’s all within walking distance of the parks. Citywalk is also home to the world-famous Gibson Amphitheater, where you can see your favorite bands and performers live. There’s something for everyone at Universal Studios Hollywood!

King Kong at CityWalk
CityWalk

So, there you have it! Our list of the best Universal Studios Hollywood rides! We hope you have a blast on your next visit to this theme park! Thanks for reading!

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