Los Angeles, California Activities Since its beginning almost 100 years ago, Universal has offered behind-the-scenes tours of its studio. Today, Universal Studios in Los Angeles takes the concept even further with rides and shows based around the same films the studio has created—including the “Studio Tour”, the park’s signature ride that takes visitors on a tram ride through actual sets preserved from creations like Psycho, War of the Worlds, Back to the Future and more. Other ride highlights vary from the family friendly “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem” and “Shrek 4D” to “Revenge of the Mummy”, an indoor roller coaster that reaches speeds of 45mph. Shows featuring the music of The Blues Brothers and water-based stunts from Waterworld are also here for your enjoyment, along with a full selection from L.A.’s best shops, restaurants and—of course—a movie theater. Universal Studios Hollywood is located less than 40 minutes by car from the Pacific Palms Resort. It’s a great chance to get a taste of all things Hollywood while staying at our City of Industry accommodations.