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World Famous Studio Tour

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

Including Video Studio Tour Guide Jimmy Fallon

Go behind the scenes of a real working movie studio!
Studio Tour Includes:
Behind-The Scenes Tour of the Backlot - including Flash Flood Experience, Earthquake: the Big One, The set of the War of the Worlds, Come face to face with Amityville’s biggest menace: Jaws, King Kong 360 3D, Wisteria Lane, Bates Motel and  the Grand Finale - Fast & Furious: Supercharged!

WaterWorld

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

Experience WaterWorld – Universal Studios #1 rated show. Join an adventure that surges to life with jumping jet-skiers, perilous plunges, firefights, massive explosions, and an in-your-face plane crash you need to see to believe.

Approximate Run Time: 20 minutes

The Walking Dead Attraction

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

Enter the post-apocalyptic world of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in a year-round attraction. Prepare to fight for survival in a fully immersive journey as you navigate through a world overrun by hungry walkers. Follow in the footsteps of the human survivors as you battle your way through nightmarish iconic landscapes that bring the most popular cable TV show in history to life!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it’s all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, now open at Universal Studios Hollywood™. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade™, and sample fare from some of the wizarding world’s best-known establishments. Plus experience pulse-pounding rides and attractions that transport you into a world of magical thrills and excitement.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

Experience Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and join Gru, his daughters and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and thrilling 3-D ride.

Start your adventure in Gru’s home, where you’re recruited for his latest scheme – one where you’ll become an actual Minion. After making it through “Minion training” things don’t go as planned! Within moments, you’re launched into an unforgettable trip through his super-villain laboratory. The laughs keep coming after the ride with an interactive, Minion-inspired dance party.

DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda

Get ready for another level of awesomeness at DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda, now open. Discover the all-new multi-sensory attraction using state-of-the-art visual effects and cutting-edge technology, including the first-ever interior projection mapping, 360 surround sound audio and sweeping physical effects, to engulf you in a world of adventure. Join Master Po and more from DreamWorks’ blockbuster franchise on a thrilling journey of awesomeness destined to stimulate your senses, exercise your wit and unlock the hero within through the power of kung fu.

Character Sightings

Character Sightings

Kids of all ages love meeting the characters in the Park.

  • Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron
  • The Minions
  • The Simpsons
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona
  • Curious George
  • Scooby-Doo & Shaggy
  • Raptor Encounter (Seasonal)
    …and many more! You never know who you might meet!

Transformers™: The Ride-3D

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

Transformers™: The Ride-3D is an immersive, next generation thrill ride blurring the line between fiction and reality.

Fusing 3D HD media and flight simulation technology, this epic ride creates an experience unlike anything this planet has ever seen. Based on the popular movie franchise, this mind-blowing Transformers adventure puts you in the middle of the ultimate war zone.

Fight alongside Optimus Prime and try to survive as you protect the Allspark from Decepticons over four stories tall. Remember, the future of the human race is counting on you.

Prepare for the greatest battle you’ll ever ride!

The Simpsons Ride™

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

Grab a seat with The Simpsons™ on a virtual reality roller coaster ride. As the journey begins, someone is sabotaging Krustyland, Krusty the Clown’s low-budget theme park, and you’ll smash and blast through the park with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie in an over-the-top non-stop adventure. Don’t worry. We’ll try to get you back in one piece.

The action feels so real on this indoor simulation you’re sure to let out a “woo hoo” or two. And keep an eye out for cameos from countless Simpsons characters as you soar across Springfield and beyond.

Revenge of the Mummy℠ – The Ride

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

Plunge High Speed Into Total Darkness

If you dare, face heart-pounding special effects and unexpected twists at every turn as you escape the Mummy’s revenge in life-like horror. It WILL change you … forever!

The ride catapults guests at speeds up to 45 mph in virtual darkness.

Many of the Egyptian hieroglyphics on the walls spell out real words and ancient warnings.

Jurassic World™ - The Ride

Jurassic Park - The Ride

This summer, brace yourself for the opening of the new epic adventure - Jurassic World™ - The Ride - based on the blockbuster film franchise.

Be there when the gates open to experience just how real it is!

Special Effects Show

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

Get an exclusive behind-the scenes look into your favorite blockbuster movies in our Special Effects Show as stunts, practical effects and cutting-edge technology come to life.

Join Hollywood’s best stunt performers in recreating the sounds, sights and illusions that fool the cameras to create unforgettable moments in your favorite films. Learn the secrets behind realistic physical combat sequences, horror scenes, zero-gravity space travel and even live animation! Through professional demonstrations and audience participation, movie-making magic becomes a truly unforgettable, surround-sound experience.

Run Time:  25 minutes

Universal’s Animal Actors

Universal Studios Hollywood℠

See your favorite scenes from The Secret Life of Pets re-enacted, and watch exclusive film content at the Universal’s Animal Actors show!

Witness Tinseltown-trained critters putting pet tricks to shame with their animal antics!

The animals aren’t just in the live show, they’re in control!

Who knows, you might even get to co-star!

Run Time:  20 minutes

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18) The Walking Dead © 2018 AMC Film Holdings LLC. Kung Fu Panda ©2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. ©2018 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know.

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For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 31 August 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice


Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.
 

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 06 October 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

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Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are prioritising those customers due to travel before 06 October 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

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If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking, and you are due to travel before 06 October 2020, please log in to Manage my booking to call or message us. 

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're good to go


If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. Log in to Manage my booking to request a call back to amend your holiday. Please bear in mind we’ll work through requests in departure date order so may take longer than usual for us to get back to you

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

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To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

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