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Despite the higher price tag, this movie studio tour has still received quite excellent ratings (read reviews here). The overall Universal Studios Hollywood experience has a score of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
A few visitors have even suggested that this trip around the studio is worth the price of admission.
Although most customers feel that the ticket price is a bit high, even the critics can’t deny that they had a blast.
PARAMOUNT PICTURES STUDIO TOUR
Unlike the other movie studios, Paramount Pictures actually offers three different studio tours. Their main tour is 2 hours long and covers quite a lot of ground on the back lot.
However, if you want to experience more, their VIP tour lasts for 4 ½ hours and includes access to several additional areas. The VIP tour also provides a gourmet lunch at a unique location in the studio.
Alternatively, you can also choose a 2 ½ hour night tour that reveals a lot of historic locations such as notable theaters and original film vaults.
No matter which option you choose, you’ll definitely learn a lot about the history of Paramount.
$60 for the studio tour | $189 for the VIP tour | $78 for the night tour
Availability of Studio tour: Daily, every half hour from 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Availability of VIP tour: Monday-Friday at 9:30 AM & 1 PM
Availability of Night tour: Saturdays at 7:30 PM & 7:45 PM
As you can probably imagine, the testimonials for this experience are quite positive (read reviews here). Some guests even noted that they made friends with their tour guides and continue to stay in touch with them to this very day.
Additionally, customers also appreciated the opportunity to see some behind-the-scenes areas that bring the history of Walt Disney to life. One visitor even suggested that this trip allowed them to become kids again as they explored secret and wonderful locations at the happiest place on earth.
If you’re looking for a better price on these tours and other activities in Hollywood, you might want to consider one of the following combo packages.
Studios like Warner Bros. and Universal often work with tour companies to provide their services at lower prices.
There are several options to mull over, and almost all of them provide additional tours and services. If you plan on spending more than one day in Hollywood, these combo deals are definitely worth a look.
GO LOS ANGELES CARD
There’s a reason that this is one of the premier attraction passes in Los Angeles. In addition to offering access to a variety of notable locations, they also provide admission to some studio tours.
In particular, you can enjoy the Universal Studios tour, the Warner Bros. Studio tour and the Sony Pictures Studio tour with this pass.
Although you’ll need to get a 3-day pass for some of these activities, others are included with the 1-day pass for less than $100 per person.
Given that this tourist pass also supplies tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm, it’s fair to say that the Go Los Angeles card is a real bargain.
Ticket Price: $85 for 1-day pass | $129 for 2-day pass | $205 for 3-day pass | $269 for 5-day pass | $315 for 7-day pass
This attraction pass is available every day of the week