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Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

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Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

Dear TA members,

Thank you all for your posts; they are a great help to plan our trip to California in December.

We are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers (15,17) and visiting LA in Dec 16-21: we plan to go to Universal Studio for one day. Can we buy tickets at the gate? or must we buy online before we leave (BTW we are from New Zealand)?

Can you please comment on the weather in LA, Las Vegas and San Francisco in Dec. Should we bring a lot of warm clothes? In case we want to buy clothes and other stuff, are there any Wal-mart/Target/(what else) stores around Holywood?

Thanks,

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1. Re: Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

You can purchase tickets at the Ticket window near the entrance upon arrival.

You can also look at the Mousesavers website which is a good resource for you as they list current discounts on attractions for you ( they dont sell tickets) as you may be able to purchase them ahead of time for a discount

mousesavers.com/discounts-and-deals-at-other…

As far as weather in Las Vegas, it just depends on the year. Right now its quite nice here, just a lighter jacket at night. But things can change in a few weeks, so its a good idea to just keep track of the weather online right before your visit to see what you might need as far as warmer cloths go.

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2. Re: Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

I hope you have more than five days for your trip to visit LA, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Can you give us more detail on your itinerary?

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3. Re: Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

Generally LA in December can be mild weather, or a bit chilly. Rain is possible. The best advice for visiting our city is to pack clothes that you can layer. Heavy overcoats or anything like that are not needed. But pants, t-shirts, light sweaters and light jackets are what to pack.

Yes, there are plenty of places in or near Hollywood to purchase clothes. There's a Target store that's one bus ride away from Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. if that's where you're staying (Metro Bus 212 or 312), and The Grove shopping center (along with a Ross Dress For Less and a K-Mart, both across the street from the Grove) are also one bus ride from there, Metro Bus 780 or 217.

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4. Re: Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

Thank you for the reply, Are ticket prices the same on line and at the gate? Should I purchase a parking tciket before arriving?

Thanks for the help.

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5. Re: Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

Hi Puter, Yes, we will be spending more than 5 days in California. 5 days in LA and then drive to Las Vegas for 5 days (during Xmas) and then drive to San Francisco for 5 days stay. We will be staying at Seal Beach and San Luis Obisco on the way to San Fran.

Our must do list: LA: Hollywood area, Madame Tussaud, Space Shuttle at Science Museum, Santa Monica pier, The Grove

Las Vegas: relax and Grand Canyon, want to see a circus show

San Fran: Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge walk, Cable Car, Pier39

We want to attend a cirque du solei show; but online ticket prices are very steep. Can we purchase show tickets in LV? Is it possible to do a day trip to Grand Canyon in December (Xmas time). Is it too tiring?

Appreciate any suggestions to see & do.

Thanks,

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6. Re: Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

Seal Beach and San Luis Obispo on your way to San Francisco? From Las Vegas? You're going way out of your way and doing some backtracking as well.

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7. Re: Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

can you but universal day tickets as we have been before and this time we only plan on going once for the day so dont wish to but a 14 day pass?

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8. Re: Can we buy Universal Studio tickets at the gate?

I'm not aware if a 14-day pass at Universal. If you go to Universal's website (universalstudioshollywood.com) you'll see all the ticket options, all of which you can purchases at the gate.

Why do you want to pirchase at the gate,btw?

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