Traveling with young children? Is a member of your party a child under 48 inches tall? Are you worried about the major attraction height requirements? Never fear! There’s still plenty for children to enjoy at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Discounted Tickets for Children Shorter than 48 Inches
Universal offers a modest discount for children (and adults) under 48 inches tall only when purchased at the front gate. If your child meets this requirement (which will be checked at time of purchase), their admission fee is reduced to between $93 to $104. (versus the typical $99 to $110).
However, you don’t save money by purchasing this ticket, you just lose time. Children ages 3-9 already receive the same discounted park admission when purchased online, in advance. Note this discount only applies on days where admission costs $90-95. Check out Universal Hollywood’s Official Ticketing Website to check prices for the day of your visit.
In any a case, we recommend ignoring this offer and purchasing your tickets online, in advance to avoid waits at the ticket kiosks.
Note that infants ages 2 and under get into the park for free.
Height Requirements for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Rides
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem – 40 inches
Flight of the Hippogriff – 39 inches
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – 48 inches
Jurassic Park: The Ride – 42 inches
Revenge of the Mummy – 48 inches
The Simpsons Ride – 40 inches
Transformers: The Ride 3D – 40 inches
Note that anyone under 48 inches tall must ride with a Supervising Companion, defined as anyone fourteen years of age or older.
As you can see, any child taller than 40 inches can experience the grand majority of the park’s rides. Even if your child does fall short, there’s plenty to do. The following attractions are available without height requirements:
Universal’s Animal Actors
DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda
Ollivander’s Wand Shop
Silly Swirly Fun Ride
Special Effects Show
Super Silly Fun Land
Triwizard Spirit Rally
Universal Studio Tour
The Walking Dead – not recommended for children under 13
The two play areas in particular are great places for young children to blow off steam. They’re conveniently located, with one in the Upper Lot and one in the Lower Lot, near attractions with height requirements. If your entire party wants to experience an attraction, we recommend taking advantage of our Child Switch Guide.
In addition to the aforementioned attractions, there’s plenty of popular characters to see around the park, including Scooby Doo, Shrek & Donkey, Dora the Explorer, and Spongebob. Check out our Character Guide for more information.
Finally, we recommend you take advantage of our One-Day Touring Plan for Children Under 48 Inches. Note that this plan skips rides with height requirements, so refer to our Ultimate One-Day Touring Plan if you’d like to see everything while taking advantage of Child Switch.