The countdown begins to the latest addition to the backlot tram tour at Universal Studios Hollywood bringing the family of Fast & Furious to the world famous backlot tram tour. In a press release that was sent today and you can read below this promise to be the epic conclusion for fans young and old.
The new attraction is the second new item coming to the theme park with the soon to be opened Springfield area from The Simpsons and a new nighttime tram tour, a first in the theme parks 50 year history.
You can read more about the new attraction in the press release below:
Itâ€™s more than a movieâ€¦itâ€™s now a ride!
Universal Studios Hollywood Launches â€œRoad to Fastâ€ Campaign
Featuring Original Images and Making-of Video with the Stars of its New
â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ Thrill Ride: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson,
Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans
Highly-Anticipated Mega-Attraction Races onto the Scene on June 25 as
New Grand Finale of Theme Parkâ€™s World Famous Studio Tour
Universal City, California, April 28, 2015 â€“ Universal Studios HollywoodSM Â shifts into high gear for the June 25 opening of â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ with the launch of â€œRoad to Fast,â€ a dynamic campaign featuring a series of original images and an engrossing behind-the-scenes video, including interviews with the cast of its new thrill ride: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans.
A collection of six images, each featuring the stars of the ride depicted in a variety of action sequences, will be unveiled sequentially beginning today with a group shot of the characters racing alongside a Studio Tour tram.Â A lengthier, more complex look at the making-of this revolutionary new attraction, featuring insightful perspective and commentary from the cast and producers, is also being released, and can be seen here.
â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furious series in a groundbreaking mega-attraction designed to catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of street racing at perceived speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour.Â This high-octane ride is conceived as a new installment to the Fast & Furious franchise and will debut as the grand finale to Universal Studios Hollywoodâ€™s behind-the-scenes Studio Tour that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sharing their enthusiasm for the ride, the cast of â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ had this to say:
â€œThis is new territory for us…to create something as immortal and immersive as thisâ€¦that all the fans of our franchise can actually live through and be a part of,â€ said Vin Diesel.Â â€œItâ€™s a testament to that loyal and dedicated fan community that has always been our #1 champion.â€
â€œOnce you go on the ride, itâ€™s an opportunity to physically feel some of the adrenaline that we feel everyday while weâ€™re filming,â€ continued Vin Diesel, adding, â€œYeah, Iâ€™m excited to ride it!â€
â€œWhen you have something as unique and special as the Fast & Furious franchise, you want to create an experience for the fans that they can only feel and experience at Universal Parks,â€ said Dwayne Johnson, continuing, â€œTo be immortalized in a ride, is a very cooI thing.Â I get a chance to become Luke Hobbs and kick assâ€¦all in 3D.â€
â€œYouâ€™re in Hollywood alreadyâ€¦youâ€™re able to get on the tram and experience your favorite movie and TV show sets; thatâ€™s a big deal. Everything about Universal Studios puts you in the driverâ€™s seat to really experience Hollywood,â€ said Tyrese Gibson, adding, â€œFast & Furious has the best fans in the world!â€
â€œItâ€™s really a sensory driven experience, and I canâ€™t wait to see what happens,â€ said Michelle Rodriguez, adding, â€œItâ€™s so cool — the Studio Tour!â€
â€œYouâ€™re completely immersed in the experienceâ€¦youâ€™re on a high-speed chase…itâ€™s an amazing experience, and the guys that build these are true magicians,â€ said Luke Evans.
This dynamic hydraulic motion-based thrill ride will tell an original Fast & Furious story, fusing 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.Â 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 visceral effects, â€œFast & Furiousâ€”Superchargedâ€ will take guests on a wild ride that begins the moment they board the Studio Tour.Â Exclusive interstitial contentâ€”that was filmed with the cast membersâ€”will be featured on the tram monitors, highlighting interactions as they engage guests en route to the rideâ€™s climatic scenes.Â Along the tram route sightings of numerous prop cars from the Fast & Furious series, including Domâ€™s Dodge Charger, will enhance the story.
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.Â World-class rides and attractions include â€œDespicable Me Minion Mayhemâ€ and â€œSuper Silly Fun Land,â€ the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, â€œTransformersâ„¢:Â 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, new attractions include 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 tours of the iconic movie backlot on select evenings.