Universal Studios Hollywood Reservations Explained | Guide & Tips
With theme parks around the country adding reservations to enter the park as well as enjoy restaurants and shows, you might be wondering what Universal Studios Hollywood's policy might be on these reservations.
We'll breakdown Universal's current reservation policy and provide some helpful hints to make the most of your visit to the park!
Everything You Need To Know About Reservations At Universal Studios Hollywood:
- Are Reservations Required To Enter Universal Studios Hollywood?
- Are Reservations Required For Restaurants at Universal Studios Hollywood?
- Are Reservations Required For Rides or Shows at Universal Studios Hollywood?
- Super Nintendo World Reservations
Are Reservations Required To Enter Universal Studios Hollywood?
Reservations are not needed to enter Universal Studios Hollywood.
In mid-2021 reservations were required to visit Universal Studios Hollywood, but that requirement has since been removed.
Now all you will need to enter Universal Studios Hollywood is a ticket valid on your day of visit.
TIP: Even though reservations are not required to enter the park, keep in mind that on busy days (Christmas, New Years) Universal Studios Hollywood could hit capacity and they may limit the amount of people who can enter the park.
This only happens a few days of the year, so you likely won't have to worry about being turned away at the front gates.
Are Reservations Required For Restaurants at Universal Studios Hollywood?
No restaurants inside Universal Studios Hollywood require or accepted reservations.
The only exception to this is Toadstool Cafe at Super Nintendo World which often goes to a waitlist based system when the land gets too busy. You can only add your name to the waitlist by arriving in person to Toadstool Cafe
Many restaurants at Universal CityWalk Hollywood however do accept reservations and for many of the most popular restaurants we recommend making a reservation in advance!
Are Reservations Required For Rides or Shows at Universal Studios Hollywood?
Reservations are available for select rides and shows at Universal Studios Hollywood, but not always required!
Reservation availability is dependent on your day of visit and we've included some of the rides that frequently appear on Universal Hollywood's app for reservations below:
- The Secret Life Of Pets: Off The Leash
- WaterWorld Stunt Show
While reservations are not required specifically for Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge, upon opening of Super Nintendo World you will need reservations to enter the land when it hits capacity.
Super Nintendo World Reservations
Super Nintendo World hits capacity quite often and Universal Studios Hollywood will be using a virtual line system to manage capacity of the land.
After purchasing your ticket and arriving at Universal Studios, you will be able to make a reservation for Super Nintendo World using the Universal Hollywood mobile app.
Be prepared and have the mobile app downloaded in advance, so when you arrive at Universal you can quickly use the app after passing through the entrance gates to make a reservation. After you secure a reservation you will be given a window of time to return to Super Nintendo World and enjoy all the land has to offer.
For more information we recommend reading Universal's guide on Virtual Lines!
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