Universal Studios Hollywood is a premier tourist destination when visiting Los Angeles, and on the drive up/down, you can gawk at the elusive HOLLYWOOD sign in the hills. Unlike some of the other amusement parks, Universal Studios can definitely be completed in one full day. There are a handful of rides and several shows that are re-played throughout the day. I really like the Hollywood Studio tour that shows you the different studios and sets that movies use, revealing some tricks of the trade. Many shows were also filming during our tour. I absolutely loved the Simpsons and the Mummy rides. We went on Halloween, which fell on a Friday so all the local kids were at school, clearing the park quite nicely. We were able to ride all the rides multiple times and stood in lines no more than 5 minutes. I would suggest going on the weekdays during the academic year.
I loved the fact that at the red carpet launch of the new Transformers 3D The Ride at Universal Studios the great Steven Spielberg was enamored enough to film the proceedings on his iphone. You are never too old for Universal Studios!