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Universal Studios Hollywood: Anyone know of a parking area close to Universal Studios that doesn't cost $12.00?

From Shauna McMunn
Posted May 22, 2008 at 2:22 PM
So parking is ridiculous for Universal Studios Hollywood - and even just for City Walk!! So does anybody know of any close-by free parking areas? I don't mean designated parking areas, because I'm sure those are all pay-lots. But what I mean is shopping centers or malls or train depots where you could park and leave a car for free...

Any ideas?


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From brian lochridge
Posted May 22, 2008 at 2:53 PM
It's only 12 bucks! I'm not rich but $12 to park is not so much that I'm willing to park further away. People need to get into the correct mind set when you are headed to a park. It's going to be expensive just know that.

From Robert Niles
Posted May 22, 2008 at 3:39 PM
There's a Red Line (subway) station at the bottom of the hill, at the corner of Lankershim Blvd. There's a pay lot there, or you could park at one of the other stations and take the train to the Universal City station. (Don't know if that effort's worth saving the few bucks, though.)

From Tim Strickland
Posted May 22, 2008 at 5:28 PM
$12 for City Walk... its not exactly a park, and that really sucks.

From Cody H.
Posted May 26, 2008 at 3:12 PM
For Disney world there is no free parking in disney except in the downtown disney areas and the resorts but they are layed out so that it is impossible to not pay the fee. Also people who stay at the hotels in disney get to park free anywhere including MGM. It saved us over $100 so add that in before going for an out of park hotel

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted May 27, 2008 at 10:13 AM
As Robert stated there is a Red Line Metro stop and the bottom of the hill. Just be careful since technically this parking lot is for Metro only, they could issue you a ticket.

There is also a park a ride a little further away. If you are driving down the main hill, continue across on Campo de Caheunga Way. Turn left onto Ventura Blvd and then make a left into the park and ride.

Personally, if you don't want to pay for the parking, I say leave your car behind and use the Metro.

From Rob P
Posted June 2, 2008 at 2:45 AM
The Metro station is there true enough but , unless you're prepared for a long walk, bear in mind that the buses don't run late in the evening.

So if you're planning a day at the Park followed by a movie or meal in City Walk it can be tricky fitting it all in.

Is it worth it for a $ 12 saving ( less the bus fare ) ?

From LJ Warner
Posted June 12, 2008 at 2:41 PM
as someone said there is the Metro station parking or use one of the other stations and ride the red line which will cost you $5 per person. So if there are more than 2 people it would be cheaper to park at USH. Also check with any of the resturants they may "validate" your parking (discount on meal) and the movies did run a discount if you presented the parking stub ($10 for movie get $5 off with stub) and that is always changing.

From Brandon Mendoza
Posted July 10, 2008 at 2:40 PM
I wouldn't try to leave my car at any free shopping mall parking lot or shopping center parking lot. I've seen people's cars get towed for being in a parking lot for more than 3 hours. You think they're not watching, but they are!

It might be better just to split the parking between four or more people in the car/ van.

Plus, you're gonna be so tired from walking when you're done with the park. And if you're out there until past sundown, you definitely won't be in the mood to be walking in the dark.

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