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Universal Map and Tips

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Universal Map and Tips

Hi All,

We are visiting Universal on 7th Sep (Sunday) and have bought Front in line pass already. Could someone please let us know if there is any map online for the Studio which we could check upfront and decide our rides and walking path?

Any tips to cover all rides?

Also we are reaching on 6th Sep evening around 6ish in LA and want to check would we be able to cover Hollywood Sign, Walk of fame, Malibu Beach during evening?

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1. Re: Universal Map and Tips

Walk of Fame in the evening? Sure. The Hollywood sign is not lit up so you'd want to do it before sundown. Malibu you won't see much after dark.

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Will you have a car? Where are you staying?

Universal has 2 maps on their website.

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Hi HopSkipJump - yes we have a car and we are staying at Travelodge Hollywood - Vermont / Sunset.

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My family was just at Universal Studios last month, and here are some tips:

1) If you can, get there early just before the park opens up. It didn't seem to get really crowded until 1-2 hrs after they open. That way, you can get a jump on the popular rides and not have to wait long.

2) The newest ride is the Minion Mayhem, so you should probably go to that one first (it's on the upper level, so it is pretty close to the main entrance).

3) Next, I'd go for the Simpson's Ride which is on the upper level, right before the escalators that will take you down to the lower levels.

4) Head to the lower levels, and go for the Mummy Ride, then Transformers, and finally the Jurassic Park ride (be prepared to get wet!).

5) I'd skip the "Special Effects Show", but do attend the "Waterworld" Stunt show.

6) When you're ready for lunch, all the lunch places inside the park are packed with long lines. The best thing to do is exit the park (get a hand stamp and a return ticket), and eat at one of the restaurants in the Citywalk area. When you're done, just re-enter the park and continue to have fun!

7) There are lockers just inside the front entrance, and also just outside the Mummy Ride if you want to store your stuff and not have to tote it around the park.

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You'll not see anything in Malibu at night, but the real issue is you can't see it without a rental car, either! The Hollywood sign can be seen from most of LA if you know where to look. You'll get a good view from the Hollywood and Highland shopping center, but again, not at night - it isn't lit. Hollywood is a good 1.5 hour bus ride to the beach communities - closest are Santa Monica and Venice.

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"The Hollywood sign can be seen from most of LA if you know where to look." I'll disagree with that, or suggest that it's a bit overstated. L.A. is absolutely huge and spread out. I grew up there (in the San Fernando Valley, and went to college at UCLA, from where we never saw the sign, not that we cared--it's just a sign). Mount Lee, on which the sign sits is not all THAT big. It is true, however,that there are several places from which you can view it, including central Hollywood, Griffith Park observatory, etc.

Walk of Fame is a section of Hollywood Boulevard, and some adjoining streets, on which there are stars with names of actors, recording artists, radio announcers, producers, etc. You should be able to see it in 30 mins. unless you are looking for many specific names. Some people look for the famed handprints and footprints in cement. Those are in a small area in front of the Chinese Theatre. You can take tours of that theatre,and the Dolby Theater (where Oscars are given out) if you pay.

Edited: 02 September 2014, 17:49
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