Enjoy the red carpet treatment, front of the line access, and private tour of the movies with the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience!
Any fans of theme parks know that a good attraction always tells a story. When the story involves such classics as Back To The Future, Jaws, The Mummy, and Fast and the Furious the attractions are that much better! Universal Studios Hollywood combines the best thrill park rides, shows, and a real working studio where classic films were filmed and new shows are produced on a daily basis. When on my media trip to California I was invited to see all that Universal Studios Hollywood had to offer with the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience.
When you hear the words VIP, there is a mental image that enters the minds of each of us. Exclusive access to things that have never been seen before, special perks, and above all else no worries. Luckily for me, Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience offered all of that plus more! Lets look into some of the perks of the experience.
Parking is included in the cost for the experience but this parking is not any regular parking. You are given free valet service to the front of the park. Just a few steps and you will find yourself on the red carpet!
Located just to the right of the main entrance you will find the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience check in area. This area allows you the comfort of a private check in where you meet your guide for the day. This area overlooks the main entrance to the park and gives you a great look at some of the park. This area also has an amazing breakfast bar that includes sandwiches, fruits, pastries, and a ton of drinks.
In this area you are introduced to your guide who will show you all that Universal Hollywood has to offer. My guide, Tony was very personable and was a plethora of knowledge about Universal, movies, and everything in between! After speaking to Tony for a few minutes he brought me my survival kit for the day which included a water bottle holder, mints, sun screen, and a poncho for Jurassic Park. Before I knew it, we were off to explore the studios!
The studio tram tour at Universal Studios Hollywood is very well known. People will wait hours to be able to see such film locations as Jaws, Back to the Future, War of the Worlds and so much more. The perk of the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience is you get not only a private tour, you actually get to be apart of the movies by getting off and checking out the area! Some of my favorite moments were having my picture taken in front of the courthouse from Back to the Future, standing in the wreckage of a 747 jet from War of the Worlds and getting to be the first person to see and walk through the set of the new NBC show Heartbreaker.
Front of the Line Access:
During our time after the studio tour, we had front of the line access to most of the rides including Transformers 3-D, The Mummy, Jurassic Park, Minion Mayhem, and Water World the show. These rides were done during the time with our guide which was amazing. Instead of waiting in line and using lockers, we jumped to the front of the line and our guide even held our bags for us.
One of my favorite parts of the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience was the visit to the prop warehouse. This warehouse has a vast amount of props, sets, and memorabilia from movies, tv and more! We saw things like E.T, a raptor from Jurassic Park, chairs and tables from shows such as Coach and The Big Bang Theory, as well as props from movies such as Fast and Furious 7! It was amazing to see just how many supplies there are!
In the middle of the experience, we took an hour break to have one of the best meals I have ever had inside a theme park. I don’t think I can say anything bad about the buffet. First off, the buffet was all you can eat and drink. The buffet included salads, cold and hot seafood, a ton of meats, sides and yes a huge assortment of desserts as well! Best part for me was the view! I had a seat overlooking the entire studio!
The entire experience was well worth the price! To have front of the line access you will pay 199.99. For just 100.00 more you get a tour guide, breakfast, lunch, ponchos and toiletries, front of the line access and so much more! I know when I go back I will be using the VIP Experience again! I want to thank Tony and the rest of the staff at Universal Studios Hollywood for an amazing day full of fun and food! For me, there is no other way to experience this park without the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Experience!
Check out my tour guide Tony’s video below of the history of the park!