Electrifying New 3D-HD Attraction Features Original Cast from Universal
Pictures' Global Blockbuster Film Franchise, Summer 2015
City, California, April 8, 2014 - Pulse-pounding, adrenaline-inducing action
will become the finale of Universal
Studios Hollywood's world-famous "Studio
Tour" with the summer 2015 introduction of the gripping, high speed, 3D-HD thrill
ride, "Fast & Furious-Supercharged," inspired by Universal Pictures' most
successful film franchise of all time and featuring original cast members from
This technologically advanced, epic
ride will reunite stars from the Fast
& Furious series in a groundbreaking mega-attraction, conceived as a
new installment to the dynamic film franchise that can only be experienced at
The Entertainment Capital of L.A. "Fast
& Furious-Supercharged" will catapult guests into the high-stakes
underground world of fast cars, where-after their identity is exposed-they'll
join the cast in a harrowing escapade to save one of their own from an
international crime cartel.
"Fast & Furious is an exhilarating
global film phenomenon that has been consistently characterized as a thrill
ride," said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. "As Universal Studios Hollywood marks its 50th
anniversary, this definitive and quite literal Fast & Furious thrill ride will propel guests into the action alongside
many of the series' heroes, just as the theme park itself is thrust into high
gear as part of an epic five-year transformation."
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 world's longest and most expansive 360-degree screen. Spanning nearly 400 feet in length to encircle
Studio Tour guests within a newly constructed 50,000-square-foot structure on
the legendary backlot, the sprawling custom-built screen will employ 18, 4K
projectors and a never-before-used front-projection system to fully envelope
guests in unprecedented realism.
with an intense blend of thrilling visceral effects, "Fast & Furious-Supercharged"
will take guests on a wild ride that begins the moment they board the Studio
Tour. Exclusive interstitial content,
filmed with the cast members, will be featured on the tram monitors
highlighting interactions with their interactions as they engage guests en
route to the ride's climatic scenes.
Along the tram route, sightings of numerous prop cars from the Fast & Furious series, including Dom's
iconic Dodge Charger, will enhance the story.
adventure will culminate with spectacular action sequences that send guests
spiraling through the streets of Los Angeles-at perceived speeds in excess of
120 miles per hour-aided by the elite team of unforgettable heroes.
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embarked on a new medium of immersive entertainment that brings to life the characters,
hyper-realistic action adventure and custom-made effects to transport guests
into the exciting world of Fast &
Furious," said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. "Our collaboration with Universal Pictures to
bring this franchise to life through epic storytelling and technological
breakthroughs continues to be a hallmark of Universal Studios Hollywood."
About Universal Pictures'
Fast & Furious Franchise: Across six high-octane installments, the Fast
& Furious franchise has enjoyed an incredible ride around the
globe, earning more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office. Last
year, Fast & Furious 6 had the biggest opening weekend in
Universal Pictures' history, globally and internationally, setting new records
for Universal and the franchise at almost every turn. The next
installment of the series built on speed, Fast & Furious 7, will be
released by Universal on April 10, 2015. James Wan directs this chapter, and Neal H.
Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by
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 "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert
venue. World-class rides and attractions
include the intense, award-winning ride, "King Kong 360 3-D" on the famed
behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, "TransformersTM: The Ride-3D," "The Simpsons RideTM," "Revenge of the
MummySM-The Ride," "Jurassic Park® -The Ride," and the much
anticipated 3D Ultra-HD movie motion-simulator adventure, "Despicable Me: