Good for: amusement park feel, action seeking people, Dates, family outing
Not good for: Anyone who likes good food., if you need peace and quiet
Lonely Planet review for Universal Studios
Universal Studios first opened to the public in 1915, when studio head Carl Laemmle invited visitors at a quaint 25¢ each (including a boxed lunch) to watch silent films being made. Nearly a century later, Universal remains one of the world's largest movie studios, even if today's visitors are directed to movie-based theme parks at which their chances of seeing an actual movie shoot are approximately nil.