Exciting Things to Do in Los Angeles

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Exciting Things to Do in Los Angeles for Thrill Seekers

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  • Mike D
    Oakley, CA232 contributions
    Right after rope drop we went to Harry Potter ride walked right on.. then took the elevators down lot.. quickly did all three rides there.. We had the four big rides all done within a hour.. after that we just walked around and enjoyed the day and the park. We covered the whole park in about 6 hours hit all the best rides and shows / tram ride.. went back to the hotel for a swim.. no reason to do a second day..
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • deesselisa
    Hot Springs, AR86 contributions
    This is the best part of Universal and why we went. They need more rides or make the hippogriff one longer for instance and with more entertainment value. But the other HP ride is amazing, one of the best I've ever been on. Navigating the lockers for your items was not lovely, so go early on this ride before you've bought wands and things that might not fit in there. However, I could stay in that part of the park all day. Should have just stayed there; and just went and played with the wands. The food at 3 broomsticks is great and so is the butterbeer. The robes for sale need to be better fabric, they were too itchy so we opted out.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Travelaround59
    London, UK1,695 contributions
    A great landmark unfortunately the place was closed for filming so it was not in use but maybe without anyone you enjoy more the architecture and the stone/cement/material of the construction: shining grey lunar landscape.
    Very worth the walk
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • CharG1965
    San Diego, CA77 contributions
    I have never been here and I have lived in Orange County for 33 years. It was a beautiful drive. My husband loves to drive and her really enjoyed all of the switchbacks. I was happy to just be a passenger as if I was the driver I would not have appreciated all of the spectacular scenery along the way. Due to time constraints, we didn't go all the way to Wrightwood (another day when we have more time!) Highly recommend as you feel you are so far detached form civilization, but in reality only a hop skip and a jump from the greater LA area. Bathrooms and picnic areas were open and there were quite a few people gathered at those areas. We wanted to isolate so did not stop there. Tons of hiking and a few overnight camp areas up in the Angeles National forest as well for those more adventurous.
    Written 3 August 2020
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  • WBJM2009
    Little Rock, AR743 contributions
    My favorite ride at Universal Hollywood. Seriously, it was so fun. My 8 year old son didn't love it and he loves rollercoasters.
    Written 27 January 2022
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  • Siji S
    4 contributions
    Although the queue was tremendously long and we had to wait for 1 hour and 30 minutes, the experience was amazing. Everyone should make a try to come to this ride!
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Ben
    Nanuet, NY6 contributions
    Not for the faint of heart, or faint of digestive juices. $17 entry fee seemed a bit steep initially, but while it's small, they pack a lot of bang for the buck in each small room, and it starts strong with the serial killers room (I didn't care however for the crass homophobic A-Z serial killer poems, though clearly from another era). I wasn't a fool and kept my phone concealed because dems the rules, but I did sneak a few photos of the shrunken heads, though the photos were fully blocked by the lining of my pants pocket.

    I was probably the only person there without goth/metal/punk attire, or a passion or even passing interest for true crime, cults or dead people. But if you have a crush on Charles Manson, morbid fascinations or are just a little sick in the head, this place will leave you happier than a pig in mud. You can watch live surgery and embalming on 1970s educational videos, look at gruesome crime scene photos and read about interesting patents for casket technology, my favorite of which was hands-down the anti-grave robber underground casket torpedo.

    After about 90 minutes of engorging my brain with bloody atrocities, sliced open human guts and some very cute Victorian child coffins, I left so dizzy and bewildered that I immediately stumbled from this museum onto a Hollywood celebrity tour, which was a pleasant reminder that someday they will also die. Would not do again but someday I will enthusiastically recommend this to my future 22-year old deadbeat son to get rid of him for a while.
    Written 25 October 2019
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  • heather j
    San Diego, CA197 contributions
    This ride is a highlight of the park. It’s a longer ride with lots of details. The line to wait to board the ride is a walk through Hogwarts with some things to look at and keep you entertained while waiting. There are free lockers to stow your belongings before getting into the queue. I suggest going there early as soon as the park opens to avoid the inevitable super long wait times for it in the afternoon.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • heather j
    San Diego, CA197 contributions
    It’s a cute little coaster. Good for younger kids. There’s nothing extreme about it and not much to look at. Worth it if the line is not too long, but I’d be disappointed if I had to wait for more than 30 minutes to ride it.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Bella
    Stone Mountain, GA2 contributions
    Noelle was a great tour guide! She was very informative, kept us laughing, and made sure we were good and safe along the tour!
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Sara C
    Oswego2 contributions
    This was our first trip to California, first time in the Pacific Ocean, and first experience with surfing. Nick and Sean were amazing. Nick eased any fears I had at taking my kids surfing, responded promptly to any questions, and was friendly and welcoming during the entire process. Sean was an amazing instructor- patient, friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraging. He also knew how to relate and assist even my youngest son in surfing. This experience was the highlight of our trip for many in our group. I had looked at several other surf schools and am so happy that I chose Aloha Brothers. Couldn’t have been a better experience!
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Will Ermish
    Santa Monica, CA1 contribution
    This is the best surf school on earth. Hands down. If you come to LA, you absolutely have to get a surf lesson with these guys!
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • Steve C
    Los Angeles, CA30 contributions
    These guys know their stuff - sold me the perfect bike and have answered my many questions during the sales process. It's my second e-bike from them.
    Written 30 April 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lynnruth
    Pacifica, CA19 contributions
    Scot Nery is a genius and a star entertainer. The people he books for each show are unusual and fun. This is a show anyone and everyone would love. Guaranteed
    Written 23 January 2020
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  • Sascha L
    1 contribution
    Was a very nice Tour with you. Thank you very much!
    Dennis has told us many Informition about Los Angeles and he was very friendly.
    Written 5 October 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.