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Use Our Site To Plan the Perfect Day at Universal Studios Hollywood

Welcome to the California Informer Universal Hollywood Center, the world’s largest and most up-to-date online resource for Universal Studios Hollywood trip planning – comprehensive, obsessively updated, and always free!

Universal Studios Hollywood is called the Entertainment Capital of Los Angeles for a reason. Between its world famous Studio Tour, action-packed thrill rides like Transformers: The Ride 3D, behind the scenes shows like the Special Effects Show, and the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a day at Universal Studios Hollywood seems like a no brainer.

But without a proper plan, a day at Universal Studios Hollywood can quickly careen out of control with insane crowds, huge queues and crazy prices. To us, that isn’t acceptable. If you’re lucky enough to spend a day at Universal Studios Hollywood, we want to arm you with the best possible knowledge and tools to provide you and your family with the best possible experience. You’ll find everything you need to know here in the CI Universal Hollywood Center.

Important tip: Rely on our table of contents! If you ever feel lost amongst our hundreds of pages dedicated to Universal Hollywood trip planning, just click the “CI Universal Hollywood Center” banner at the top of any page to return to the table of contents.

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Here are a few easy steps to get you started on planning your perfect Universal Studios Hollywood vacation.

STEP 1: Head to the PREPRODUCTION section of our guide to find information on tickets, transportation, VIP experiences, what to pack, and more.

STEP 2: Download and survey the official park map of Universal Studios Hollywood, found on our maps & rider accessibility page.

STEP 3: Explore the Upper and Lower Lot attractions to get a feel for what’s available in the park.

STEP 4: You’ll now have a fairly solid idea of the fundamentals of Universal Studios Hollywood. Check out our crowd calendar (coming this week) to evaluate the crowd levels on the day of your visit. Pay special attention to any holidays or special events going on during your visit.

STEP 5: Dig deeper into our PREPRODUCTION and LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! sections, exploring various experience options, tips & tricks, character guides, and more. Consider reviewing our FREE touring plans and picking one that best suits your interests and needs.

STEP 6: Want updates in real time? Check out our social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for being a part of the new California Informer family. We can’t wait to help you and your family have a great day at Universal Studios Hollywood!