As Covid-19 cases are on the decline, the state of California is FINALLY allowing theme parks to reopen with limited capacity after one year of being completely closed. Universal Studios Hollywood has recently announced reopening on both their website as well as their app.
Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening on April 16. Tickets will be on sale exclusively to CA residents beginning on April 8 and attendance will be limited in accordance with government guidelines. Universal CityWalk and the Universal Cinema are already open with limited capacity, physical distancing, and required face coverings.
Universal Studios Hollywood is rolling out the red carpet to resume operations and welcome guests back to the theme park beginning on Friday, April 16. Tickets can be purchased online beginning on Thursday, April 8. At this time, theme park visits are limited to California residents and party size is limited to a maximum of three households and ten people.
For parks in counties in the red tier of the state’s four-tier reopening plan, visitors can only be brought back at maximum capacity of 15%. In the orange tier, guests can be welcomed back at up to 25% capacity. In the yellow tier, more people can visit the parks, at 35% capacity.
The California Department of Public Health recently released is guidelines for amusement parks which can be viewed and downloaded here.
While most rides will be operational, including Studio Tour, the all-new The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, Jurassic World The Ride’s spectacularly realistic new dinosaur, Indominus rex, some rides, attractions and shows will reopen at a later date as the theme park complies with government restrictions.
Universal Studios Hollywood continues to work in partnership with health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include physical distancing, required face coverings, and significant limits on in-park capacity.
Of course, these new experiences are among the many welcoming attractions and themed environments that await guests upon their return to Universal Studios Hollywood, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and the critically-acclaimed rides, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff, Transformers: The Ride-3D, Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, Despicable Me’s Super Silly Fun Land, and Springfield, U.S.A., home of America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons.
The theme park’s signature attraction and world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of an authentic production movie and television studio and where they can experience such thrill rides as Fast & Furious—Supercharged and King Kong 360 3D, will also open.
Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood will be available to California residents only and can be purchased online beginning on Thursday, April 8.
The theme park will also celebrate Annual and Season Pass Members—who will be among the first to visit—with a series of complimentary Bonus Days on select days from Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, May 16; these Bonus Days can be reserved by Annual and Season Pass Members online starting on Monday, April 5. Annual and Season Pass Members will be able to resume regular use of their passes starting on Monday, May 17.
Already existing Pass Members will be among the first to visit with a series of complimentary Bonus Days on select days from Thursday, April 15 (a special Pass Member Preview day!) through Sunday, May 16; these Bonus Days can be reserved online starting on Monday, April 5. Pass Members will be able to resume regular use of their passes starting on Monday, May 17.
Due to capacity limits, until further notice, guests with unredeemed tickets purchased prior to April 8, 2021 will need to make an advance reservation at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for their visit dates.