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.

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We'll breakdown Universal's current reservation policy and provide some helpful hints to make the most of your visit to the park!

Are Reservations Required To Enter Universal Studios Hollywood?

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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 currently require or accepted reservations. 

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?

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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

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