Annual visitors: 5.9 million
One of the oldest Hollywood film studios still in use, Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park, and was the first in the now large family of Universal Studios Theme Parks located around the world.
As with Universal Studios Orlando, one of its most popular attractions is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opened in 2016, and features the thrill rides Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as the interactive Ollivander's Wand Fitting Experience and The Three Broomsticks restaurant.
The park is at its busiest during the holidays, including long weekends like MLK Jr. Day weekend, President's Day weekend, and Memorial Day weekend, as well as holiday weeks like spring break, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. The best times to visit are weekdays in January and February, and September through December, excluding holidays.
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Weather is generally mild all year round, so when the kids are back in school, visitors can still enjoy all the perks of the park, but with far fewer people and much shorter lines.