Attention, Fast & Furious fans. You may want to book a vacation in Southern California this summer.
On June 25, Universal Studios Hollywood officially opens its latest ride to visitors. Details are scarce on Fast & Furious: Supercharged, but movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans all have starring roles in the attraction.
And Universal is promising a high-tech thrill ride of an experience.
In anticipation of the opening, Universal has released a 90-second sizzle reel with video of the actors talking about the ride and a few snippets of the making of the ride itself along with green screen footage from filming. Just what happens when you enter the attraction is being kept top secret, but Universal says that the story puts fans in the middle of an adventure where the crew has to "save one of their own from an international crime cartel."
NBC will air the 90-second clip on Saturday, March 21 during a broadcast network screening of Fast Five that starts at 8:00 PM. But who wants to wait that long when you can watch it right here right now?
Universal Studios describes Fast & Furious: Supercharged as an epic, "groundbreaking mega-attraction conceived as a new installment of the Fast & Furious films." It involves a ride element that, through the use of technology, will make guests feel like they're traveling at speeds over 120 miles an hour. The ride utilizes hydraulics for simulating the motions of a high-speed car ride, along with "sophisticated hyper-realistic special effects" and both 3D audio and 3D visuals. It boasts the world's longest 360-degree screen, at almost 400 feet long that employs 34 projectors operating at 4K resolution.
"Supercharged" also functions as a new grand finale to the Studio Tour.
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