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Here you’ll find our insider guides to enhancing your Universal Studios Hollywood vacation.

The CI Universal Hollywood Center houses our freeinvaluable collection of Universal Studios Hollywood vacation-planning content. It includes over a hundred pages dedicated to Universal City’s attractions, restaurants, and more. Plus, we offer readers six surprising advantages over other conventional guidebooks and websites:

  • Near-constant coverage of new and insider developments throughout the park
  • Extensive, in-depth analysis of all construction projects and park developments
  • Top-notch multimedia, with thousands of HD photos and video content
  • First-hand coverage of annual events (including Halloween Horror Nights and Grinchmas) with annually-updated and relevant trip advice
  • Real-time, real-guest reviews of the theme-park attractions and restaurants
  • Constant in-park photo updates broadcast live from Universal City

We are proud to launch California Informer as the sister site to Orlando Informer, where over three million families plan their perfect vacations and become resort experts every year. We couldn’t be more excited to expand our offerings and become the premier independent resource for guests visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, as well.

Just learning about our in-depth content? Please read this page:
Using California Informer to plan your Universal Studios Hollywood vacation


CI Universal Hollywood Center table of contents

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  • Full-service restaurants
    • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
    • Buca di Beppo
    • Camacho’s Cantina
    • Dongpo Kitchen
    • Hard Rock Cafe
    • Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
    • Johnny Rockets Burgers & Shakes
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company
    • Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge
    • Tony Roma’s
    • Wasabi at Citywalk
    • Vivo Italian Kitchen (coming 2018)
  • Quick-service restaurants
    • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
    • Blaze Pizza
    • Cinnabon
    • The Crepe Cafe
    • Jamba Juice
    • KFC/Pizza Hut Express
    • LudoBird
    • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
    • Mini Monster
    • Panda Express
    • Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs
    • Poke Bar
    • Smashburger
    • Starbucks Coffee
    • Subway
    • Taco Bell
    • Voodoo Doughnut
    • Wetzel’s Pretzels
  • Shopping
    • Abercrombie & Fitch
    • ANGL
    • Billabong
    • Bubba Gump Shrimp Store
    • The Dodgers Clubhouse
    • Element
    • Flip Flop Shops
    • Fossil
    • Francesca’s Collection
    • GUESS Accessories
    • Hard Rock Store
    • Hot Topic
    • IT’SUGAR
    • Locker Room by Lids
    • The Los Angeles Sock Market
    • Nectar Bath Sweets
    • Popcornopolis
    • Shoe Palace
    • The Raider Image
    • Sephora (opening spring 2018)
    • Sketchers
    • Sparky’s
    • Things From Another World
    • Universal Studio Store
    • Zen Zone
  • Entertainment
    • Extra TV
    • iFLY Indoor Skydiving
    • 5 Towers Music Stage
    • Howl at the Moon
    • Universal Cinema (featuring Imax)