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Spend less time on the side, enjoy more time on the rides! Get a head start at Universal Studios Hollywood with this fantastic time-saving ticket.

Our guide to Universal Studios Hollywood Express

Skip the regular queues at Universal Studios Hollywood with Universal Express. The Universal Express ticket includes a full day’s admission to the theme park and one-time express access to each ride, attraction, and seated show. If you’re short on time or want to make sure you experience everything the park has to offer, this is the perfect ticket for you.

Each day Universal Studios Hollywood only offers a limited number of Universal Express tickets. Peak dates often sell out in advance – pre-book now to avoid disappointment. With a pre-purchased Universal Express ticket, your admission and express access to the rides is guaranteed.

With your Universal Studios Hollywood Tickets, you can discover a host of thrilling rides, shows, and attractions including:

The World-Famous Studio Tour

Get a closer look at where and how your favorite movies are made on the world-famous Studio Tour. Keep an eye out for the actual production of tomorrow's hit films as you tour through soundstages, Backlot streets, fantastic movie-making demonstrations, and astounding special effects. And hold on tight for the Studio Tour’s grand finale, Fast & Furious - Supercharged!

Jurassic World

Prepare yourself for an epic adventure! Enter into an immersive land where you’ll experience the heart-pounding Jurassic World – The Ride, based on the blockbuster film franchise. Then come face-to-face with Blue at the Raptor Encounter and excavate dinosaur fossils with the kids at the interactive DinoPlay.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it's all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. 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.

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash – NOW OPEN

Discover the exciting world of Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets when you meet your favorite characters on the all-new ride, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, now open. Join Max, Duke, Gidget, and Snowball on a journey through the streets of New York City as you get ready to celebrate at your very own welcome-home party.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

Join Gru, his daughters, and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and thrilling ride. Start your journey in Gru’s home, where you’re recruited for his latest scheme – one where you’ll become an actual Minion.

Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride

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!

DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda

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!


A Tidal Wave of Explosive Action! The hit motion picture comes surging to life in a spectacular tidal wave of death-defying stunts, awesome explosions, and an ocean of thrills!

Select Non-Peak ticket to visit on the following days : 26 Apr-19 May '22; 06 Sep - 11 Nov 22 & 03 Jan - 17 Mar '23.

Select Mid-Peak ticket to visit on the following days : 01 Apr - 30 Apr '22, 20 May-10 Jun '22, 21 Aug - 05 Sep '22, 12 Nov - 15 Dec '22, 18 Mar  - 30 Apr '23

Select Peak Ticket  for use on specific day chosen.


Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Universal Studios Hollywood Express

  • You will be sent a gate ready Universal Studios Hollywood ticket. You must exchange your ticket at guest services once inside the park for your Universal Express Lanyard that must be worn in order to get to the front of the lines.
  • The Universal Express gives you one-time priority access to each ride and attraction plus one-time priority seating at all live shows. If you wish to enjoy any of the rides, attractions or shows a second time you must join the regular queue.
  • Parking is not included.
  • Rides, attractions or entertainment may change operating hours, close due to refurbishing, capacity, weather, or special events, and may otherwise change or be discontinued without notice and without liability.
  • Adults and children aged 3 and over pay the same rate for Universal Studios Hollywood Express™ tickets. 
  • Universal Studios Hollywood tickets are not valid at Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Please Note: It can take up to 7 days for your e-tickets to be uploaded to your customer account; if you are travelling within the next 72 hours please call our reservations team to book for instant ticket delivery.
  • Select Non-Peak ticket to visit on the following days : 26 Apr-19 May '22; 06 Sep - 11 Nov 22 & 03 Jan - 17 Mar '23.
  • Select Mid-Peak ticket to visit on the following days : 01 Apr - 30 Apr '22, 20 May-10 Jun '22, 21 - 05 Sep '22, 12 Nov - 15 Dec '22, 18 Mar  - 30 Apr '23
  • Select Peak Ticket for use on specific day chosen.
  • As COVID regulations change frequently and at short notice, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the requirements that the USA has put in place so that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • *CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.

Important Safety Information

Some imagery shown throughout our website does not represent current operational and safety guidelines. In connection with your purchase of Universal Hollywood products and your visit to Universal Hollywood including Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk Hollywood, please be advised that you must follow Universal Hollywood’s policies, CDC guidelines and the recommendations of health officials. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and Universal Hollywood cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Universal Hollywood, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. When you enter Universal Hollywood, you understand that you are subject to the Universal Hollywood terms of service (including arbitration, class action waiver, assumption of risk, and infectious disease release of liability) located at www.universalstudioshollywood.com/web/en/us/terms-of-service.


Frequently Asked Questions for Universal Studios Hollywood Express

What does the 'Express' include?

The Universal Express includes Park admission and one-time express access to each attraction and priority seating at each show (excluding children's play areas, food and retail locations). If you wish to enjoy any of the rides, attractions or shows a second time you must join the regular queue.