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DAY TRIP:

September 13, 2007

Universal Studios is synonymous with Hollywood, and its “world-renowned, behind-the scenes” tour of the back lot studio offers visitors a glimpse into the entertainment industry.

Blockbuster movies and current hit television shows are filmed daily. Actor Steve Carell’s movie, “Evan Almighty,” the follow-up to Jim Carey’s “Bruce Almighty,” due out later this year, is being filmed on the back lot at Universal, along with new episodes of the hit TV series “Heroes,” “CSI” and Jennifer Love Hewitt’s “Ghost Whisperer.” Many of the park’s attractions are based on movie themes. , including “Jurassic Park,” and “Shrek”

HOURS

Universal Studios Hollywood is open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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ADMISSION

General Admission tickets are $61 for visitors over 48 inches; $51 for visitors under 48 inches. VIP Experience tickets are $199 and include admission to production locations and studio facilities and working soundstages; front-of-line access to all rides, shows and attractions in the theme park, and reserved seating at all shows; entry to the VIP lounge and an all-you-can-eat pass and valet parking. The front-of-the-line pass is $109 and includes admission and priority access to all attractions.

GETTING THERE

Take the I-5 north to the 101 north toward Los Angeles. Take exit 11B to Universal Studios Blvd. Turn right on to Universal Studios Blvd. Stay straight and go to Buddy Holly Drive. Turn right onto Hotel Drive; follow signs to Universal Studios and the parking areas.

THEMED CHARACTERS

Guests to the park and kids of all ages will be greeted by costumed characters from popular television shows and movies including The Simpsons, Scooby-Doo and Shrek.

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