Universal Hollywood Trip Planning
Mom Approved Travel

Looking for help with Universal Hollywood tickets and a Universal Travel Agent? You found the experts!

Mom Approved Travel is a U-Preferred Universal Travel Agency who specializes in Universal Hollywood tickets and vacation packages for families!

Mom Approved Travel takes away the overwhelm of planning a Southern California family vacation and Universal Hollywood trip by assisting with much more than simply assisting with your purchase of Universal Hollywood tickets! We will help you with everything you need including best time to travel, where to stay, how long to stay, what to do in the parks and in the LA area, dining options, assistance with transportation, giving you tips and tricks along the way to make the most of your precious vacation time and dollars in a way that fits YOUR family.

With convenient partner hotels, epic attractions, delicious dining options, immersion in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ or the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a wide variety of fun for all ages and thrill levels, and packaging additional LA tours and experience options, a Mom Approved Southern California vacation that includes Universal Hollywood has everything you need for a family vacation that will make everyone happy!

At Mom Approved Travel, one of our core beliefs is Moms should get to have fun on her Universal vacation too. What that means is, Mom should actually enjoy going on vacation – she should not be stressing or spending her precious time worrying about which attractions are best for the kids, how to handle early access hours, where to find Butterbeer, how to best navigate Universal Hollywood, how to incorporate it into a Southern California vacation, spending hours researching all the packing things, or making sure she doesn’t miss important payment, activity, or deadline. Mom can spend her time and energy elsewhere (like finding the right Hogwarts house shirts or Mario shirts for everyone) when she partners with Mom Approved Travel!

That core belief is why we plan Universal Hollywood vacations a little differently. Our personalized Universal trip planning approach is crafted to protect the precious time and hard-earned travel dollars of overwhelmed Moms (and Dads). We take a way the guesswork and our unique Mom Approved processes allow you to focus on the fun and spend less time worrying about or messing with the logistical details of your vacation- we take care of those for you!

Your family is unique, which is why it is important to have a Mom Approved Travel Advisor that understands this and will curate a Universal Hollywood vacation for your family unique to their interests, thrill level, needs and wishes!

Why book a Universal Hollywood trip with
Mom Approved Travel?

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We help busy Moms and families plan Universal Hollywood vacations

Booking a Universal Hollywood vacation with Mom Approved Travel

With a powerful combination of experience, expertise and connections, Mom Approved Travel will take away the overwhelm of planning a Universal Hollywood vacation so you can focus on the fun!

It is important to know we are Professional Travel Advisors, not order takers. We take the time to find out your needs and get to know more about your family. Every Travel Advisor at Mom Approved Travel believes vacation memories are priceless. Your vacation is not simply a transaction to us, we are invested in making sure you have the ideal Universal Hollywood and Southern California vacation experience for your family.

We are extremely knowledgeable about the latest updates at Universal Hollywood and we invest a lot of time in continued education, we leverage our extensive first-hand experience and our Travel Advisors are always current on the highest levels of training offered by Universal Parks and Experiences.

When booking your Universal Hollywood Vacation with a Mom Approved Travel Advisor, you’ll receive:

  • Assistance purchasing the right Universal Hollywood ticket options for your family
  • Confidence knowing you are booking the best hotels near Universal Hollywood for your family
  • Professional Universal Resort Vacation itinerary planning assistance
  • Knowledge of how to minimize your time in line and navigating the newest attractions effectively
  • Peace of mind knowing you’re booking with a Universal “U-Preferred” Travel Agency

Your Mom Approved Universal Travel Agent will also:

  • Monitor your reservation for promotions until you travel, eliminating any worry about missing a promotion
  • Share their first hand, expert knowledge of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ 
  • Customize a Universal vacation package for your family
  • Keep you informed throughout your vacation planning process

Because of our proven expertise, performance and relationship with the Universal Parks & Resorts – we are proud to be designated as a Universal U-Preferred Travel Agency. We leverage our resources and our relationship with Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations to help you have the best Universal trip ever!

We work directly with Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations to utilize their Best Price Guarantee as we have firsthand access to currently available packages, pricing, and promotions. Click here to get started on your Universal Hollywood Vacation with a Mom Approved Travel Universal Specialist!

Your family is unique, which is why it is important to have a Travel Advisor that understands and will curate a Southern California vacation including Universal Hollywood for you that is as individual as your people are!

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What is there to do at Universal Hollywood?

Universal Hollywood has thrills, chill and fun!

Universal Hollywood is an action-packed day with thrilling rides, entertainment, and magic of the movies.

There is so much to explore in a fun filled day at Universal Hollywood vacation, but here are a few Mom Approved favorites! 

World-Famous Studio Tour

Universal Hollywood is home to the World-Famous Universal Studio Tour where you will go behind the scenes into a working movie studio to explore real film sets where some of your favorite Hollywood movies are made, learn a little bit about set design thanks to Steven Spielburg’s War of the World, and come nose to nose with Peter Jackson’s King Kong. This tour lasts about an hour, so length is perfect for  families and you NEVER know who or what celebrities you may encounter!


SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ is new, incredibly themed immersive land that takes you into the world of Super Mario™. Battle Team Bowser on the groundbreaking Mario Kart™ ride. Play interactive games throughout the land and track your score with a Power-Up Band™. Dine at Toadstool Cafe™, meet Mario and friends, and grab exclusive merch at the 1-UP Factory™ store.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Hollywood’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter allows you to immerse yourself into a world of magic as you soar with Harry Potter above Hogwarts™ castle on Flight of the Hippogriff™ , procure a wand at Ollivanders in the shops of Hogsmeade™  and watch out for Whomping Willows as you fly on your broomstick on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, experience shows, shops and don’t worry – there is plenty of Butterbeer and chocolate frogs to delight your tastebuds!

What about dining at Universal Hollywood?

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Universal Hollywood Resort offers great dining options at CityWalk and inside the theme parks.

Dining at Universal Hollywood

Universal Hollywood offers a variety of dining options to satisfy every appetite, from quick bites to sit-down meals wherever you are: in the theme park or while exploring CityWalk.

Universal Hollywood Wizarding World Dining

In the Upper lot of Universal Hollywood inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ you will find Three Broomsticks™, the iconic tavern full of immersive theming, tasty bites including fish and chips and Butterbeer! If you are looking for magical libations, head over to Hogs Head™ pub for Wizarding World favorites and adulty beverages including a nice selection of wine, spirits and mixed drinks.

Universal Hollywood SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ Dining

Inside the immersive Mario-themed land of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ you will find the CUTEST spot for tasty treats at the Toadstool Cafe™ where Chef Toad invites you into his home to indulge in dishes he’s cooked up while watching playful scenery of the Mushroom Kingdom taking place outside via the screen-based window visuals. 


At Universal Hollywood,  CityWalk is close to everything and has great dining options for everyone from favorite sit-down restaurants like Mom Approved favorite –  Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, The Crepe Cafe and Voodoo donut and more. You’ll never go hungry at CityWalk!

No matter what your taste buds are craving, Universal Hollywo0od has something for everyone. So, come hungry and get ready to indulge in some of the tastiest treats and savory bites in town!

What about
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ at Universal Hollywood?

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ at Universal Hollywood takes you into the world of Super Mario™.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ at Universal Hollywood

For fans of the Super Mario Bros™ franchise, there is no better place to be immersed into the world of Super Mario™ and make your childhood dreams come true! You can even enjoy a character meet with Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach! Selfie with Mario? The 10 year old in us says, YES please!

Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge

You will wear special goggles on this 3D & 4D ride as you battle Team Bowser alongside Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach as upi steer through courses underwater and in the clouds collecting coins and throwing shells to win the ultimate prize, the Golden cup! This ride utilizes cutting edge-technology, has a 40″ height requirement and child swap option.

Toadstool Cafe™

An immersive counter service dining option with themed bites is conveniently located between 1-UP Factory Store and the entrance to Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge–directly beneath Bowser’s Castle and utilizes a waitlist or virtual queue on busier days. This kid-favorite dining option features incredible theming and tasty bites.

1-UP Factory

The 1-UP Factory is the heavily themed shop located in Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood where all your Super Mario Bros™ merchandise dreams can come true! You will find Super Mario Bros™ plushes, tees, hoodies, pins, toys, home decor, cups and pretty much anything else your heart could dream of!

Power-Up Bands

Using Power Up bands allows you to enter the land like you are in an actual video game! It allows you to punch “?” boxes and bricks, uncover secret items and fully compete in challenges and games by tapping points and collecting gifts. 

Your Power-Up Band is an optional purchase that  works with the Universal Studios Hollywood app to keep track of your coins, keys and stamps. You will complete key challenges throughout the land in order to collect keys. Once you collect 3 of the 4 keys, you can go to Bowser Jr’s castle for the final showdown!

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Are you Ready to
Start Planning
Universal Hollywood?

How to work with a Mom Approved
Universal Travel Agent

You have decided you want to want to experience an Epic Universal Hollywood vacation as either a standalone trip or as an addition to an Southern California vacation.
You have decided you want to use an experienced, trusted family Universal Trip Planner at Mom Approved Travel.
Now what?

Working with a Mom Approved Travel Advisor to plan your Universal Vacation is easy, promise! You can now rest easy knowing our team is made up of avid Universal experts who maintain the highest levels of training for Universal Hollywood and Universal Parks and Experiences.

The very first step is to fill out our trip request form. If you already have a MAT Travel Advisor, or you know who you would like to use, fill out our quote request and choose their name from the drop-down menu.

If you are not sure which MAT Travel Advisor you would like to work with, or if you are looking for a Universal Hollywood Travel agent near you:
(though it is not necessary to use someone close to you) simply:

Visit our MAT Team page to meet our Travel Advisors
Fill out our quote request and choose “surprise me” from the drop-down menu and we will match you with a MAT Advisor and Universal Hollywood Planning Specialist to fit your family best based on your responses.

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