Child Switch Universal Studios Hollywood

Nestled in California, Universal Studios Hollywood is a captivating family destination.

The movie-themed park boasts remarkable rides, iconic film settings, and renowned lands like Harry Potter and Super Nintendo. 

Taking your toddler to any theme park is an exciting family outing, even though handling rides with little ones can be a bit tricky.

To save parents time, Universal Studios has the innovative ‘Child Switch’ program that offers a solution for the youngest members of your group.

Here’s how it works: if you have children too small or unwilling to experience a particular ride, the Child Switch program comes to the rescue. 

At select attractions, simply select one group member to stay with the little ones at the designated Child Switch area while the rest of your party takes a ride. 

Once the ride ends, switch places so those who initially stayed back with the kids can enjoy the same attraction without facing the regular wait time.

This program is a game-changer for families, allowing everyone to enjoy the full spectrum of Universal Hollywood’s attractions.

It’s a seamless process that makes your visit flexible and ensures everyone enjoys the fun.

As the program may vary slightly depending on the attraction, Universal Hollywood provides a handy guide with instructions.

You can also ask any friendly team member within the park for additional assistance; they are always ready to make your visit as magical as possible.

Waiting Areas 

Universal Studios Hollywood’s Child Switch option has the added convenience of dedicated family rooms at each participating attraction.

These indoor spaces offer a cozy spot to wait, keeping kids safe from the hot sun, cold weather, and rain.

Some rooms even have TVs and books to make waiting more enjoyable for families

Some Child Switch areas aren’t rooms; for example, the Simpsons ride has a separate seating spot. 

No matter the setup, these special spots are perfect for grabbing a snack while you wait for your turn.

Universal Studios allows outside food, so bring some theme park-friendly snacks to munch on during the child swap.

Upper Lot

In the Upper Lot, the convenience of the Universal Studios Hollywood’s Child Switch program extends to two popular rides. 

For Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, approach the Universal team member near the Gate A entrance to request a Child Switch Pass. 

While the attraction lacks a dedicated waiting area, you can bring your child to the adjacent Super Silly Fun Land playground for a playful wait. 

For The Simpsons Ride, you will find the Child Switch area to the left of the giant Krusty the Clown head, adjacent to the drinking fountains. 

Lower Lot 

Navigating the Child Switch process for the Lower Lot rides is easy, with clear instructions for each attraction. 

For Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, follow the exit stairs, make a right before the turnstiles, and locate the marked door for the Child Switch area. 

Transformers: The Ride– 3D requires a request for a pass from a Universal team member at the main entrance.

Head right, pass the Single Rider line, and take the elevator to the first floor for the Child Switch and disembarking station.

At Jurassic Park- The Ride, find the dedicated Child Switch entrance by proceeding through the main Jurassic Park archway.

Continuing down the pathway, find the ‘Lockers – Child Switch – Gate A’ sign on the left. 

You can request a pass and enter the main Child Switch room here.



How does Child Switch work at Universal Studios Hollywood?

The Child Switch program at Universal Studios Hollywood allows a member of your group to wait with kids while the rest of the group rides. 

Afterward, you switch places so those who waited can enjoy the ride without waiting in line again. This feature maximizes the experience for both adults and children.

What are the child switch rooms at Universal?

Child Switch has designated waiting areas near loading zones of specific attractions. 

A family member with young children or those who prefer not to ride can stay with the child in the room while the rest of the group enjoys the ride.

These family-friendly spaces offer a comfortable indoor setting, shielding from weather extremes. Some rooms also feature TVs and books. 

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