FeaturesPopular with locals, Family-friendly
Millions of guests have passed through the famous Universal arch that has stood at the gate of this park since it opened in 1990. The six main areas are arranged around a central lagoon, the newest of which is an expansion of the instantly popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter (there's also a sister attraction at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and you'll need a multi-park pass to experience both). Hollywood and New York are a mixture of rides, live shows, and dining options, while Production Central houses a portfolio of famous characters, from Transformers to Minions and Shrek. Live characters wander the park, so photo opportunities are possible with everyone from Woody Woodpecker to Marilyn Monroe. The park is also a working production studio.