Every Ride At Universal Studios Hollywood! | Past & Present

Universal Studios Hollywood has numerous "attractions" typically categorized as rides or shows.

Because of ride closures, new rides being built and certain shows being remade or only operating on a seasonal basis, the amount of rides and shows at Universal Studios Hollywood can change frequently.

This guide details every ride and show currently open at Universal Studios Hollywood as well as a list of all former attractions no longer open! 

Topics We'll Cover On Rides At Universal Studios Hollywood:

  • Total Rides and Shows
  • Rides at Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Shows at Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Former Rides, Shows, and Experiences
  • Universal Studios Hollywood Discounts & Deals

 

Universal Studios Hollywood Archway

Total Rides and Shows

There are currently 12 rides and 3 shows at Universal Studios Hollywood. Seven of these rides are simulator experiences, two roller coasters, one water ride, one immersive tram tour, and one spinner ride.

There are also five additional shows at Universal Studios which only perform on a seasonal basis. 

The World-Famous Studio Tour contains two separate immersive 3D experiences in King Kong 360 and Fast & Furious - Supercharged which feel like additional rides, but we'll only count rides here if they have their own dedicated queues.

The Studio Tour for example is multiple rides all packaged into one!

Hogwarts Express Train

Rides at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood has eleven rides with more on the way as Super Nintendo World nears completion!

Universal classifies rides into categories such as simulators, rollercoasters, water rides, kid's rides, and more. Our breakdown of each ride is below!

  • Simulator Experiences
    • The Simpsons Ride
    • The Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash
    • Transformers: The Ride 3-D
    • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
    • Dreamworks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda
    • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
    • Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge
  • Roller Coasters
    • Revenge of The Mummy
    • Flight of the Hippogriff
  • Water Rides
    • Jurassic World - The Ride (the fastest ride at Universal Studios Hollywood!)
  • Kid's Rides
    • Silly Swirly Fun Ride
  • Tram Tour
    • The World-Famous Tram Tour
      • Fast & Furious Supercharged and King Kong 360 3D are two experiences part of the Tram Tour which are 3D/simulator experiences.

NOTE: Even though Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey as well as Mario Kart are classified as a Simulator Experience, they are so much more!

These thrill rides are an incredible mix of simulators, real-life elements, and massive animatronics. 

Super Silly Fun Land Entrance at Universal Studios Hollywood

Shows at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood currently has three shows which run almost year-round.

There are also five shows which are seasonal and only perform for part of the year.

  • Year-Round Shows
    • Special Effects Show
    • Universal's Animal Actors
    • WaterWorld
  • Seasonal Shows
    • The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle (Holiday Season)
    • Holiday Frog Choir (Holiday Season)
    • Grinchmas (Holiday Season)
    • The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (random - typically Summer)
    • The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle (Halloween)

Universal Studios Hollywood Directors Statue

NOTE: Seasonal shows are typically announced 1-2 months before the season's start, this list includes the most recent and commonly occurring seasonal shows, but these are subject to change and might not come back every year. 

Year-round shows close a couple of times throughout the year for routine maintenance and upkeep but perform for most of the year. 

Former Rides, Shows, and Experiences

Universal Studios Hollywood is constantly updating its attractions which sometimes means longstanding rides or shows must be removed to make way for newer ones.

In total 49 attractions have been replaced at Universal Studios Hollywood!

Below is a list of the gone, but not forgotten former attractions:

  • The Adventures of Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacular
  • The Adventures of Curious George
  • An American Tail Live Show
  • Animal Actors School Stage
  • Animal Planet Live
  • The A-Team Live Stunt Show
  • Aquazone
  • Back to the Future: The Ride
  • Backdraft
  • Battle of Galactica
  • Beetlejuice's Rock and Roll Graveyard Revue
  • The Blues Brothers R&V Revue
  • The Burning House
  • Castle Dracula
  • Chicken Run Walkthrough
  • Coke Soak
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Musical
  • Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
  • E.T. Adventure
  • The Fast and the Furious: Extreme Close-Up
  • Fear Factor Live
  • Fievel's Playland
  • Flintstones Musical Revue
  • From Coraline To Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience
  • Jurassic Park: The Ride
  • King Kong Encounter
  • The Land Before Time Adventure
  • The Land of a Thousand Faces
  • Lucy: A Tribute
  • Ma and Pa Kettle Farm
  • Miami Vice Action
  • The Mummy Returns: Chamber of Doom
  • Nickelodeon Blast Zone
  • Rockslide
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle Live
  • Rugrats Magic Adventure
  • Screen Test Theater
  • Shrek 4-D
  • Special Effects Stages
  • Spectrablast
  • Spider-Man Rocks!
  • Star Trek Adventure
  • Terminator 2: 3D
  • Totally Nickelodeon
  • Universal's House of Horrors
  • Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula
  • The Walking Dead: A Walk-Through Attraction
  • The War Lord Tower
  • The Wild Wild Wild West Stunt Show
  • The World of CineMagic

Universal Studios Hollywood Discounts & Deals

By purchasing in advance online you can save $10+ per person on Universal Studios Hollywood tickets. This includes Universal Express Pass which will get you expedited entry on the most popular rides and shows! 

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