Earlier this year, Universal Studios Hollywood opened a Fast & Furious attraction themed after the popular films, and Universal Orlando fans went, “What? Why not us?” Well, wait no more!
Today, Universal Orlando announced Fast & Furious: Supercharged will join its incredible lineup of attractions, and is scheduled to open in 2017.
Led by film stars Vin Diesel (Dom Toretto), Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Tyrese Gibson (Roman), guests will feel like part of the “Fast family” as they embark on a thrilling new Fast & Furious adventure. They will be immersed in the underground racing world made famous in the films, explore the headquarters of Toretto and his team and even get to check out some of the supercharged cars they’ve seen on the big screen.
Then, guests will board specially-designed vehicles and take off on an adrenaline-pumping ride with their favorite stars from the films. They haven’t told us details about the ride itself, but the Universal Studios Hollywood version pr kit listed it as “a hydraulic motion-based ride that fuses sophisticated special effects with a state-of-the-art 3D audio system and 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world’s longest and most expansive 360-degree screen. Spanning nearly 400 feet in length to encircle Studio Tour guests within a newly constructed 65,000-square-foot structure on the legendary backlot, the sprawling custom-built screen employs thirty-four 4K projectors and a specially configured projection system to envelop guests in unprecedented realism.”
Fast & Furious: Supercharged will replace Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue and Disaster: A Major Motion Picture Starring You! at Universal Studios Florida. Disaster! will close September 8, with Beetlejuice probably closing after Halloween Horror Nights 25 has its run this year. With all that room, chances are the Universal Orlando version of the ride may be similar to the USH version.
I guess we’ll know closer to the date, when they release more details.
So what do you think? Are you excited to have a Fast & Furious ride here in Orlando?
[Artwork courtesy Universal Orlando]
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