Early Admission to Hogwarts with Universal Studios Hollywood Preferred Hotel Program

The hottest ticket in Hollywood right now is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and the Universal Studios Hollywood Preferred Hotel Program now gives you early admission to Hogwarts.  Stroll the streets and browse the shops of Hogsmeade before the crowds descend on the village.  This hotel benefit is a huge perk of staying at the on-site Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort, and the Universal Studios Hollywood Preferred Hotel Program promises the same advantage.  Continue reading for more details and participating hotels.

WWoHP Opening Day at Universal Studios Hollywood

Harry Potter film talent, Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), joined Universal Studios Hollywood’s President, Larry Kurzweil and the Hogwarts Express conductor to officiate the opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” on April 7, 2016 at Universal Studios Hollywood, courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood

From Universal Studios Hollywood’s Press Release

Universal Studios Hollywood is rolling out the welcome mat to guests booking their stay at any one of over 20 Los Angeles partner hotels as part of the destination’s newly launched Preferred Hotel Program.

The diverse array of hotels extends from ocean side in Santa Monica to the heart of the San Fernando Valley, and from a vibrant Hollywood and West Hollywood to a bustling downtown L.A., providing travelers with a broad selection of neighborhoods that best suit their vacation and business needs while visiting the City of Angels.

Hilton Universal CIty

The Universal Studios Hollywood Preferred Hotel Program is accessible through the desktop and mobile websites, features a listing and descriptive overview of each of the hotels along with a “book now” option designed to make the process as easy as possible. Many of the select hotels also offer a variety of amenities, including complimentary shuttle service to Universal Studios Hollywood, free hotel parking and complimentary breakfast. When guests confirm their hotel package, which consists of hotel accommodations and tickets to the theme park, they will receive the added benefit of one hour early entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood

Tour the streets of Hogsmeade at WWoHP at Universal Studios Hollywood, photo by Michelle Rae Uy


Over the past five years, Universal Studios Hollywood has undergone an unprecedented revitalization. Today, over 75 percent of the destination has been re-imagined and can be characterized as an entirely new theme park experience.

In addition to the just opened “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” the summer arrival of The Walking Dead permanent attraction, and the recent additions of Fast & Furious: Supercharged as the grand finale to the world-famous Studio Tour, Springfield, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Transformers: The Ride 3D, the Nighttime Studio Tour and the new Special Effects Show, Universal Studios Hollywood is continually exploring new, groundbreaking ways to provide guests with the ultimate Hollywood experience.


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