Universal Studios Hollywood is located at 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California 91608. Attractions include:

• Movie-based theme park
• Studio tour
• City Walk entertainment
• Shopping and dining complex
• Universal City Walk Cinemas
• The Gibson Amphitheatre concert
• Special event venue

Universal Studios is open every day, however, the exact hours are always subject to change.

The theme park features:

• Revenge of the MummySM – The Ride
• Shrek 4-D
• Jurassic Park – The Ride
• World-renowned Studio Tour that takes guests behind-the-scenes of landmark TV and movie locations and sets as Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds.”

Universal CityWalk has 65 entertainment-themed restaurants, nightclubs, shops and entertainment options.

Universal CityWalk Cinemas offers the best movie-going experience in Los Angeles with 19 screens that includes one of Southern California’s largest IMAX venues and newly renovated stadium-style seating.

NBC Universal was formed in May of 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vinvendi Universal Entertainment. It is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. In addition, NBC Universal owns and operates:

• A valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks
• A premier motion picture company
• Significant television production operations
• A leading television stations group
• World-renowned theme parks

The Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood sees over 125 million visitors each year, taking them behind the scenes of the movie and television industry’s biggest hits.

Popular Rides include:

• Revenge of the Mummy: This is Universal Studios Hollywood’s famous psychological thrill coaster that features an all-new ‘More Shocking’ experience that is said to leave a person breathless. Not my cup of tea, however, I am certain there are many people who do enjoy such a ride. At any rate, if you are a person who would like to be left “breathless,” this is probably a ride you won’t want to miss while visiting Universal Studios Hollywood. Incidentally, it is also said this particular ride will change you….forever. So, if you like who are right now and don’t want to be changed forever, then maybe you should try some of their rides and pass this one up. There are face heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists at every turn as you escape the Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror. Ride it only if you dare is a heart-felt warning.
• Shrek 4-D: This is said to be taking adventure to the next dimension, an attraction that puts you in the action with hair-raising, eye-popping, and butt-busting effects so real, all your senses will be on ogre-time.

I am not sure which of these rides would be the scariest. I am certain that I would be most content with both feet on the ground watching out for the movie stars I might see and whatever else this place might have to offer me. I will definitely have to pass on the Revenge of the Mummy and the Shrek 4-D rides! But for those who dare, this could be a very shocking type of an experience while visiting Universal Studios Hollywood.

Source: Universal Studios Hollywood Online

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