Universal Studios Hollywood is taking its millions of annual Studio Tram Tour guests on a wild ride starting tomorrow, June 24, 2015, with FAST & FURIOUS SUPERCHARGED. The surprise hit franchise comes to the park and pits guests right in the middle of an explosive chase through the streets of Los Angeles in 360 degree HD 3D. The experience uses holograms, practical sets, water and explosion effects to make the experience seem incredibly real.
Comcast top brass were present for the kickoff festivities along with Universal Parks & Resorts leadership and the principal cast of the film to open the attraction. Media guests got to get inside some sweet rides for photos, including Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger.
Dancers welcomed Larry Kurzweil, Ron Meyer, Vin Diesel and more to the stage to cut the chain, but an FBI raid interrupted the proceedings. Soon stunt cars were flying all around Courthouse Square, culminating in a thrilling jump through the Fast & Furious marquee.
Universal Studios Hollywood is on a roll this year. With the all-new SPRINGFIELD bringing the world of The Simpsons to life, this new FAST & FURIOUS SUPERCHARGED attraction and new nighttime tram tours starting on July 4th on select nights, the park is sparkling in preparation for what’s coming next year. Spring 2016 will see the grand opening of THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER, bringing HARRY POTTER AND THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY to Hollywood visitors in 4K 3D.
But don’t wait till then to plan your visit, the self-proclaimed Entertainment Capital of LA is really starting to live up to its name and things are only getting better.
Dom’s Dodge Charger.
Red Carpet setup.
Mario Lopez filming his segment for EXTRA.
The attraction itself is the final stop on the world famous Studio Tram Tour. After your tram is revealed to be carrying a valuable witness, you are put under the protection of the cast of Fast & Furious and ordered to take shelter in a nearby warehouse. From there, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Luke Evans bring your tram into the world of Fast & Furious.
The experience starts with a convincing hologram effect as the good guys brief you before taking you to safety. As your tram pulls into the safe house, the bad guys have traced you and break through the walls before a simulated pulse-pounding race takes place in 3D all around you. It’s a great finale to the existing Studio Tram Tour. It’s amazing what they can get trams to do these days!
Check it out yourself as part of the Studio Tram Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood.