Universal Studios California

You’re in Hollywood, the nerve center for America’s entertainment industry. Why not go behind the scenes for a look at how these films are created? The simple purchase of two Universal Studios tickets will let you experience everything that the movie industry has to offer – located conveniently in downtown Los Angeles, Universal Studios California is far more famous for its collection of incredible rides, each one more thrilling than the last.

Each of the many rides is based on a well-known movie or TV show – the Revenge of the Mummy prides itself on one unexpected turn after another, the Jurassic Park ride includes an 84 foot vertical drop sure to scare the holy crap out of you, and immerse yourself in a battle to save humanity in the Terminator 2: 3D ride.

The studio tour portion of Universal Studios California is equally superb, if a little less dramatic. You won’t be thrown through winding curves or into space wars at 50 mph, but you will be able to see the TV sets of famous shows like CSI and Crossing Jordan, along with special effects rehearsals of the newest action blockbusters (all shows, of course, are subject to change depending on when you visit).

Universal Studios tickets also allow you to take in a number of different performances, from the always hilarious Animal Actors - where the country’s most talented furry creatures put on a show of their own – to the Special Effects stage, where you will get yet another behind the scenes look at the secrets behind the production of movies like King Kong and The Mummy.

Universal Studios vacation packages are a cheaper and effective way to see everything the park has to offer for a lesser price. Many nearby hotels offer package deals, and most of them make a shuttle ride and park tickets for Disneyland available also. Perfect for a family who want to experience two of the most popular California tourist destinations you’ll find.

For real savings, grab a Southern California CityPass as part of your Universal Studios vacation package. Every adult pass includes a $100 discount on five of the area’s most visited attractions – along with cheaper Universal Studios tickets, you will also receive reduced rates for signature tourist destinations such as Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, SeaWorld San Diego and a choice between the famed San Diego Zoo or the Zoo’s Wild Animal Park. For an additional $10, you can purchase the “front of the line” option, which will allow you to bypass anyone else waiting for entrance into the various parks. Five amazing attractions for one low price will save you significant money if you are doing more than just sticking around one place.

But even if you are, Universal Studios California provides days of fun for all ages – between stepping onto a real movie set and taking a seat on some of the world’s craziest rides, here you will have an experience you will remember for years to come.

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