Summer Days at Universal Studios Hollywood

Last week we celebrated summer 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood. We have been so excited to go because we love Trolls and you can meet Guy Diamond along with Branch and Poppy! The new Jurassic World ride is open and it is epic! The return of Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle light show is happening until August 11th. There are so many great things to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood so make sure you pack up the family and head to Universal Studios Hollywood this summer!  With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the California Neighbor Pass invites guests to experience 175 days of fun for $149 when purchased online.  Visit for more details.  Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

They had great Trolls merchandise, but what I love about Universal Studios Hollywood is you can seriously find merchandise and souvenirs for every single character or attraction at the park.  It is so great!

The lower lot of Universal Studios Hollywood has Transformers The Ride 3D, Revenge of The Mummy Ride and the new Jurassic World Ride. The entire lower lot looks so good. If you love dinosaurs, Jurassic Park or Jurassic World then you could spend all day at the lower lot!

There is a dino play area for younger guests to climb, crawl and explore. There is a rope plank bridge, jungle climber, dig site and so much more! My kids loved this area!

The Raptor Encounter with Blue including a new baby Raptor and Triceratops is so cool. The kids loved this!

This might be my favorite picture ever!  This was so cool!

The new Jurassic World ride was amazing. I loved it. I did buy a poncho in line because you get soaked on the ride. I also suggest upgrading your tickets to Universal Express so you don't have to wait in the regular line because the line can be long. Also, if you don't mind riding next to strangers and it is not a big deal to ride with your party or who you came with, you can just walk right up to the single rider line. You basically get right on the ride when you do the single rider line. The ride is about 7 minutes long. I loved it. There is a BIG drop at the end and I believe the drop is like 85 feet so before you take little ones on the ride just be prepared. Plus, you have to be 42 inches to ride.

I took a shower with dinos and lived to tell about it!

Jurassic Outfitters has clothing, collectibles, toys and merchandise and everything is inspired by Jurassic Park and Jurassic World.

Jurassic Cafe has authentic Costa Rican starters and entrees. I am dead serious when I say everything was so good. The salad was my favorite, but OMG all the food was so good at the Jurassic Cafe.

Isla Nu-Bar has tropical themed blended drinks and Island cocktails. They are all served in collectible Tiki inspired cups.

On the upper lot you can visit Fun Land (my kids love this). This over the top outdoor family play zone and carnival games area is a recreation of the amusement park from the movie Despicable Me. You can also meet the minions, Gru, and his daughters in this Fun Land. Make sure you ride Silly Swirly Fun Ride and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. My kids love both of these rides!

Animal Actors is a 15 minute show and you can see some furry stars from Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. The Walking Dead Attraction, the Special Effects Show, The Simpsons Ride, and the Studio Tour, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Kung Fu Panda Adventure, and Water World are all on the upper level too.

If you love The Simpsons, you will love Springfield. You can enjoy a Krusty Burger, a Homer size donut and visit Moe's Tavern.  Righ in Springfield two of my favorite places to eat is Luigi's Pizza and Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck.

We love taking the Studio Tour. It is 60 minutes. You get to tour the world famous Universal backlot and go behind the scenes where some of the most world famous movies have been made.

If you have read the Harry Potter books or loved the movies, you will LOVE The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Make sure you ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. This ride is amazing. They have a single rider line in case the regular line is long. You have to be 48 inches to ride. There is also Flight of the Hippogriff, which is a family friendly ride. You have to be 39 inches to ride. Make sure you visit each shop, buy a wand, and have some butterbeer! This entire area is just so amazing. At night you can view the light show that happens in The Wizarding World Of Happy Potter.

You can meet so many of your favorite characters all throughout Universal Studios. Make sure you download the official Universal Studios Hollywood Park App. Also don't forget to visit Universal CityWalk, which is full of fun, amazing restaurants, and shops.

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