Given that the 4th of July (Independence Day) is a national holiday it can often be a great time to get away with family without using many (or any) vacation days.
One such getaway you may wish to take is to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in California.
Universal Studios Hollywood is open on the 4th of July. However, given that the 4th is a national holiday this date can be one of the busiest all year at the park.
This isn’t necessarily a reason to skip visiting Universal Studios on (or over) Independence Day. However, we would recommend being prepared and planning accordingly to maximise your visit and minimise stress.
Is Universal Studios Hollywood Open On The 4th of July?
Universal Studios Hollywood is open on the 4th of July. As are all the stores and restaurants within CityWalk.
The 4th of July park opening times for this year, however, based on previous years we estimate the park will open at 8am and close at 10pm.
Is Universal Studios Hollywood Busy On The 4th of July?
Given that the 4th of July is a national holiday the theme park is often incredibly busy.
So too are the days before and after the date with people taking a long weekend.
We, therefore, recommend planning your trip to Universal Studios Hollywood in advance and in detail if you plan to visit over this holiday.
- Buying your park tickets in advance
- Researching Universal Express Passes or the VIP Experience
- Checking ride height requirements in advance
- Checking the parks opening hours
- Deciding how you’ll get to the park
Does Universal Studios Hollywood Do Anything Special For The 4th of July?
Typically Universal Studios Hollywood has a special Independence Day celebration on the 4th of July complete with fireworks.
These fireworks are included as part of your theme park admission, however, they are subject to change at any time.
We recommend checking the Universal Studios Hollywood website to see if there are any other special events planned during your visit.
Does Universal Studios Hollywood Do Anything On Independence Day Weekend?
Depending on the exact day on which the 4th of July falls, Universal has been known to extend its special fireworks celebration over into the weekend.
This is often based on estimated crowd levels and has not been confirmed for this year, so keep checking the Universal Studios Hollywood website for more information.