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The best way to get to Universal City is by automobile. You have two options with two different prices when parking your car. If you chose the first class parking (preferred), you are much closer to the park and very easy to find your way back to your car once you came out, since the parking levels are named after various movie characters and famous actors or singers like Michael Jackson or Terminator. Preferred parking $13.00; general parking $8.00
We parked our car at the Frankenstein parking section. In the preferrd area.
I think it's a very bright idea for people who are not so good with remembering numbers. It is also convenient when coming out of the park, tired.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
With the ever climbing parking rates of Universal's many lots and garages, I have found it most economical to utilize the city’s public transportation facilities. There is a bus and underground rail stop located directly across from the Universal Studios entrance on Lankershim Boulevard. Having lived in New York City, I will be the first to say that Los Angeles’s public transportation leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to its limited routes and sticking to schedules. Also, traveling late at night can be tricky. But that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize the location’s free parking. Yes, FREE PARKING!
Enter on Campo de Cahuenga Way (it looks like a highway entrance ramp; that’s because it is but also connects conveniently to Ventura Boulevard). When in, make a left and follow the lot ‘til you don’t see signs lining the rows. There are plenty of spots available all day long, just make sure you don’t park in one that requires a permit. It will be obvious. Cross Lankershim Boulevard and take the shuttle to a CityWalk stop. You can get to the theme park, studios, pretty much everything you would do in Universal City.
Only bad thing is that the shuttle stops running at about ten on most nights, forcing you to bum a ride, pay a cab, or walk down a fairly steep hill. Better than paying $12.
Updated May 28, 2008
This is the main attraction of Universal Studios Hollywood and the line can take hours except on front of the line passes. The Tram Tour is the signature attraction at the park, and goes into a working movie studio, with various film sets on the lot. In recent years, guests have sat in multi-car trams for the duration of the ride. The Tour lasts about 45-50 minutes and is led by a live tour guide who can be seen throughout the tram on video screens. It travels through the Front Lot, Backlot and various attractions, passing sets and props from movies along the way.
Written Jul 30, 2012
the 2 1/2 hour drive to Universal Studios from San Diego via Interstate 5 north and US 101 North. Was at the San Diego Area attending a convention and we decided to have a daylong hop to los angeles and universal studios in between breaks in the convention since I am fond of going back there and since we had an annual pass ticket for just $ 54 (my nurse friend knows someone there who gve us the discounted price for the annual pass ok, hehehe). the drive was fast but a bit slow in the LA area because of traffic but thanks to the Satellite Navigator Maps (GPS to you slow learners), the drive was a charm.
Updated Nov 27, 2009
The best way to get there is own transporation - CAR
Once you're safely in the park, walking would be the best way to commute, sometimes you do get tired when you walk for so many miles. This is a picture of a broken rail which was taken on park ride. The t-ram actually went through the broken rail, well it wasn't broken when we were passing it, the tram stopped in the middle of the rail and the whole thing shook and shook, it was fabulous. After the commotion, we went pass thru it, and then after we're clear off the rail, and have a good view of it, the whole thing broke into two. Everyone gasped hehe that was fun :)
Written Aug 25, 2002
Universal Studios is located between Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway. Our address is 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608. Exit at Universal Center Drive or Lankershim Boulevard.
Written Aug 24, 2002
If you are staying in The Sheraton (or the Hiton I think), there is a comlimentary shuttle bus to take you to the park gates. Unless it is there waiting as you step out of the hotel, it really isn't worth getting on it, as it is quicker to walk. I suppose it might be a good idea if you have a pushchair (stroller) with you as the walk from the hotel does involve a flight of stairs.
Written May 14, 2007
2 Reviews and 425 Opinions I have stayed at this Sheraton only one night and having checked in at 2:30am and out at 11:00am, it...