Universal City, CA â€“ Universal Studios Hollywood showcases exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of its upcoming â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ thrill ride and reveals its eagerly-awaited opening date as Thursday, June 25, 2015.
The captivating 90-second behind-the-scenes footage offers insightful perspective on the making of this adrenaline-charged attraction along with interviews with several of the Fast & Furious franchise cast members and stars of the ride, including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson.
The first-look footage can be accessed here and debuts nationally on NBC during the special telecast of â€œFast Fiveâ€ on Saturday, March 21, at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT
â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furious series in a groundbreaking mega-attraction, conceived as a new installment to the Fast & Furious films that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Featuring Vin Diesel (Dominic â€œDomâ€ Toretto), Dwayne Johnson (Luke Hobbs), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz), Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce) and Luke Evans (Owen Shaw), â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ will catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of fast cars in a harrowing escapadeâ€”at perceived speeds in excess of 120 miles per hourâ€”to save one of their own from an international crime cartel.
Sharing their enthusiasm for â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Supercharged,â€ cast members had this to say during their on-set interviews for the behind-the-scenes shoot:
â€œI get a chance to become Luke Hobbs and kick-assâ€¦all in 3D,â€ said Dwayne Johnson.
â€œItâ€™s really a sensory driven experience, and I canâ€™t wait to see what happens,â€ commented Michelle Rodriguez.
Tyrese Gibson added, â€œEverything about Universal Studios puts you in the driverâ€™s seat to really experience Hollywood.â€
â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ is a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride and new grand finale to the world-famous Studio Tour. The dynamic hydraulic motion-based ride will tell an original Fast & Furious story that fuses sophisticated hyper-realistic special effects with a state-of-the-art 3D audio system and 3D-HD imagery, projected onto the worldâ€™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 will employ 34, 4K projectors and a sophisticated projection configuration system to envelop guests in unprecedented realism.
Coupled with an intense blend of thrilling visceral effects, â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ will take guests on a wild ride that begins the moment they board the Studio Tour. Exclusive interstitial contentâ€”that was filmed with the cast membersâ€”will be featured on the tram monitorsâ€”highlighting interactions as they engage guests en route to the rideâ€™s climatic scenes. Along the tram route and featured on the ride, sightings of numerous prop cars from the Fast & Furious series, including Domâ€™s iconic Dodge Charger, will enhance the story.
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Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the â€œ5 Towersâ€ state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the incredibly popular 3D Ultra-HD adventure, â€œDespicable Me Minion Mayhemâ€ and immersive â€œSuper Silly Fun Land,â€ the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, â€œTransformersâ„¢: The Ride-3D,â€ the intense, award-winning ride, â€œKing Kong 360 3-Dâ€ on the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, â€œRevenge of the MummySMâ€”The Rideâ€ and â€œJurassic ParkÂ® â€”The Ride.â€ As part of its milestone 50th anniversary celebration in 2015, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut a slate of dynamic new attractions, including the electrifying 3D-HD thrill ride, â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ as the grand finale to the famed Studio Tour, â€œSpringfield,â€ hometown of Americaâ€™s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning â€œThe Simpsons RideTMâ€ and the â€œNighttime Studio Tour,â€ offering evening tours of the iconic movie backlot.