Universal Studios is BACK! Check Out The Secret Life Of Pets: Off The Leash and More!


Thank you Universal Studios for inviting us to experience Secret Life of Pets new attraction! Our favorite SoCal theme park is back, better than ever!


I recommend purchasing the Universal Express ticket. The Universal Express tickets gives you access to each ride, attraction and seated show that will get you ahead of the line.


First up, The Secret Life Of Pets: Off The Leash is an adorable. The movie is fun and the ride is even better. As you make your way down to The Secret Life Of Pets: Off The Leash ride, you’re emailing down a typical NYC block. Your upfront and center at Katie’s NYC apartment building from The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash ride resides.


This new adventure is inspired by Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets (1) biggest question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?”



The Secret Life Of Pets: Off The Leash combines 64 technologically-advanced animated figures with hyper-realistic media and projection mapping designed to take guests on a journey

to meet some of their favorite Illumination characters from the movies, including Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke, along with a host of other animal friends, who have all been transformed and transported into the live-action world. From blinking eyes to eyebrow movements, from head tilts to head nods, from moving mouths to smiles, from ear curls to lip curls, from full torso twists to physically walking, the depth of mobility and function programmed within each of these loveable characters creates an experience unlike any other theme park ride.



The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! is a heartfelt experience that transforms guests into stray puppies as they journey to become loved and adopted. After all, adoption day is the ultimate rite of passage for every domesticated animal and, as such, the perfect theme of this engaging new ride as these beloved puppies find their forever homes.



The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash is literally across Minions, so it’s a MUST you make your way over to the all NEW The Minion Cafe!!! The Minion Cafe is bright, colorful and a menu that the entire family will want to eat up! From grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken, nachos, salads, desserts and more. Make sure to order Minions specialty shake, it’ll drive you bananas!



The grand reopening of Universal Studios Hollywood also brings guests face-to-face with “Jurassic World The Ride’s” all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, the Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a forceful battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Breaking new ground with highly complex innovations, this fully-articulated life like Indominus injects intense new thrills, excitement and intrigue to the already dynamic ride. Spanning nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and over 22 feet vertically, the Indominus’ imposing presence will be amplified by the fluidity of her motions and synchronized movements that deliver an unprecedented level of authenticity. From the subtle blinking of her eyes, the flexing of her arms and claws and clenching of her jaw as she bears her razor-sharp teeth, the colossal Indominus rex will lunge from her hillside setting, stalking guests just before they descend the giant waterfall drop to escape her grasp.



Here’s are rides and shows we experienced during our visit, hope this helps!

The Secret Life Of Pets: Off The Leash (Upper Lot)

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem (Upper Lot)

Harry Potter & The Forbidden Journey (Upper Lot)

The Studio Tour (Upper Lot)

Flight of the Hippogriff (Upper Lot)

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter (Upper Lot)

Dreamworks Theater Featuring Kung Fu Panda (Upper Lot)

Silly Swirly Fun Ride (Upper Lot)

Special Effects Show (Upper Lot)

Super Silly Fun Land (Upper Lot)

The Simpsons Ride (Upper Lot)

Universal's Animal Actors (Upper Lot)

Water World (Upper Lot)

Jurassic World The Ride (Lower Lot)

Revenge of the Mummy The Ride (Lower Lot)

Transformers The Ride 3D (Lower Lot)








Once you’ve totally experienced Universal Studios make your way over to NBC Sports Grill & Brew now open at Universal CityWalk!



Universal CityWalk Hollywood, located adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood, scores with today’s opening of its newest dining establishment, NBC Sports Grill & Brew, leveling up the concept of sports-themed dining with state-of-the-art HDTV screens. NBC Sports Grill & Brew is reflective of NBC Sports’ award-winning coverage and unparalleled collection of media partnerships that include the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, Roland Garros, and many more.



NBC Sports Grill & Brew menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options as well as traditional fare with an array of cleverly themed courses and much, much more!


For more information including restaurant hours and reservations, you may visit Universal CityWalk Hollywood at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.



I will recommend wearing comfortable shoes, you’ll be walking a lot, bring water with you, most importantly bring zip lock bags, if your kiddo is like mine he likes to eat little by little, so when you buy food you can wrap it up to go!


I hope you have a blast like we did!