Universal Studios Hollywood Now Re-Open!

Universal Studios Hollywood is officially re-open as of today! Since its closure in March of 2020, Universal continued to work hard on new attractions, dining options, and more. So when you step through the archway gate, you can expect some exciting new things to enjoy as the perfect “welcome back” celebration!

What’s New?

Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash

The biggest new addition to the park is the brand new Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash attraction! This all-new dark ride is filled with amazing details and impressive animatronic figures- 64 to be exact!

Guests exit through the gift shop in Pets Store where you can “adopt” you very own little plush pup and shop other Pets merch.

Jurassic World Although this ride re-opened in 2019 with the Jurassic World overlay/additions, the impressive Indominus Rex animatronic has now been added to the finale scene. This Indominus Rex is no joke. It spans approximately 55 feet long and 22 feet tall! Its massive size and impressive movement make it all the more realistic and terrifying! Minion Cafe The Despicable Me area’s quick service restaurant (formerly Gru’s Lab) has a whole new look and menu! Menu items include: grilled cheese, nachos, and sweet treats.

We recommend the chocolate banana pudding cup with Nutella spread!

What’s Returning?

Most of the park’s offerings will be back and fully operational. This includes fan-favorites, such as:

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

  • Transformers: The Ride – 3D

  • Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride

  • The World-Famous Studio Tour

The park will also have the usual food, retail, characters, and other entertainment available for guests to enjoy.

Safety Guidelines

Universal has enhanced their sanitization procedures and implemented several additional safety measures. Some include:

  • Face coverings required

  • Temperature checks before you enter City Walk

  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the park and before entering all attractions

  • Social distancing in queue lines, dining areas, and throughout the park

For full safety guidelines, visit their site here.

Tickets & Passes

USH is offering “Bonus Days” to pass members which allow members to be among the first guests welcomed back on select days between April 15th-May 16th. Advanced reservations are required during this period, so be sure to log on and snag a spot!

If you had a ticket that was previously purchased prior to April 8th, 2021, you ticket is valid to make a reservation to visit the park.

For those looking to purchase a ticket for an upcoming visit, or become a Pass Member, you can log onto Universal’s website for prices and details. Reservations are required for newly purchased tickets as well and can be made during your online purchase. 1-Day tickets range between $99-$129 depending on the date chosen. For complete details on attending the park, check out their site here.

We are so thrilled for the return of Universal Studios Hollywood and can't wait for more SoCal parks to make their grand re-opening soon! Make sure to take a look at TETV's Tik Tok and check out some exclusive content from Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, Jurassic World, and more! Click here & give us a follow!

Are you planning to visit USH soon? Tell us what you're most excited about in the comments!

All photos courtesy of Jamie Bartkowicz



Jamie Bartkowicz

TETV Sr. Producer & Marketing Manager

"The frightening and most difficult thing about being what somebody calls a creative person is that you have absolutely no idea where any of your thoughts come from, really. And especially, you don't have any idea about where they're going to come from tomorrow." -Hal Riney

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