“Fast & Furious—Supercharged” races into Universal Studios Hollywood with star-studded grand opening

in Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood

A new exhilarating attraction has made its debut at Universal Studios Hollywood. “Fast & Furious — Supercharged” is now a part of the grand finale to the world famous studio tour, based on the Universal Pictures franchise “The Fast and the Furious”.

The stars from the movie, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham, all attended the red carpet premiere of the new ride and were also among the first to experience the attraction. Also attending were Fast & Furious series filmmakers Neal H. Moritz and Chris Morgan, who were joined by Steve Burke, CEO of NBC Universal.

The new section of the ride is a technologically advanced attraction designed to catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of street racing at perceived speeds of 120 miles per hour. (Review here.)

A hydraulic motion-based ride, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” tells an original Fast & Furious story. The attraction fuses 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 34, 4K projectors and a specially configured projection system to envelop guests in unprecedented realism.

Exclusive content filmed with cast members is featured on the tram monitors, highlighting interactions as the cast engages guests en route to the ride.  Along the tram route and featured at the ride, sightings of numerous prop cars from the Fast & Furious series, including Dom’s iconic Dodge Charger, enhance the story.

“Fast & Furious is an exhilarating global film phenomenon that has been consistently characterized as a thrill ride.  Now we can officially say it is,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood.  “As Universal Studios Hollywood’s ambitious epic transformation continues as part of our 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to bring Universal’s incredibly compelling film franchise to life.”

The Universal Studios Hollywood attraction officially opened to the public today, June 24, 2015.

And what’s the future of The Fast and the Furious at Universal Studios? On the red carpet, actor Michelle Rodriguez hinted at the possibility of a similar attraction headed to Universal Orlando and/or an overseas park, but nothing has been announced.

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