Park & Ride Photos

Universal Studios Hollywood offers hundreds of opportunities for great photos in different formats.

Photo Center

The park’s central photo center is located in the entry plaza, across from the Studio Store and next to the stroller & wheelchair rental center. Anytime an official park photographer takes a picture of you, they’ll hand you a slip of paper with your number – bring this slip to the photo center to purchase your park pictures in varying sizes and frames.

Hollywood Photoland

Character Photos

Some character meet and greets (like Transformers) have a photographer on hand taking official photos with a snazzy camera. They’ll hand you a slip to find and purchase your picture at the aforementioned Photo Center. Don’t worry, though: you can still take pictures with your own cameras.

Additionally, you’ll find photographers scattered throughout the park taking general shots (especially in the entry plaza at the beginning of the day). You’re not obligated to purchase a photo taken, so feel free to pose!

On-Ride Photos

Currently three attractions offer on-ride photo opportunities: Jurassic Park: The Ride, Revenge of the Mummy, and The Simpsons Ride.

Jurassic Park: The Ride
Photo Taken: During the climactic, 84-ft drop.
Sold At: Jurassic Outfitters, right as you get off the ride.

Revenge of the Mummy
Photo Taken: Just after the ride’s launch.
Sold At: A special counter just outside the ride’s exit.

The Simpsons Ride
Photo Taken: As the ride ends and your vehicle descends, Krusty the Clown snaps a photo.
Sold At: A special counter just outside the ride’s exit.

While some might be tempted to do something inappropriate for the camera, keep in mind Universal will not sell illicit photos.

Photo Ops

There are a number of photogenic spots throughout the park. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Views of LA: Get a grand view of Studio City and surrounding areas of Los Angeles in a little-seen corner to the right of Super Silly Fun Land.
  • Apollo 13: Pose with Tom Hanks and the rest of the Apollo 13 uniformed cast on the StarWay to the Lower Lot.
  • Hollywood Hills: Pose in front of the famed backdrop after exiting the Universal Studio Tour.
  • Minion: If you can’t catch the costumed characters, there’s a sculpted, permanent Minion located in front of the Character Shop in the Lower Lot.
  • Raptor: Similarly, if you can’t catch the Raptor Encounter, there’s a sculpted Raptor next to the Jurassic Park gates.
  • Universal Studios Globe and Gates: A classic, can’t be missed photo spot at the entrance to the park.
  • Retro Universal Studios Hollywood Logo: The original park logo can still be found in a lovely photo spot just past the park’s exit turnstiles.

For information on getting photos with your favorite characters, check out our Character Guide.