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Vin Diesel: Fast & Furious Universal Studios Hollywood ride launches

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Vin Diesel got to test drive a new ride on Tuesday, but it wasn’t your typical Fast & Furious-type car.

The actor and his co-stars were on hand at Universal Studios Hollywood for the launch of the park’s new Fast & Furious – Supercharged ride.

“I know when we were making it, it felt like we were creating something that I had never experienced. We employed all kinds of incredible technology,” the actor said before a ceremony opening the ride. “I’m really excited to get in there and feel it out and get that adrenaline pumping.”

Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham all joined Diesel at the ride’s opening, where they used bolt-cutters to break open a chain in lieu of a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony. Diesel also gave a shout-out to their late co-star Paul Walker, telling the crowd, “This one’s for you Pablo.”

Diesel and his co-stars are all featured in the attraction, which takes parkgoers on a simulated car chase with the help of 3D glasses and 360-degree screens.

Back in May, Diesel praised the ride as being able to put fans inside the experience of Fast & Furious. “Once you go on the ride, it’s an opportunity to physically feel some of the adrenaline that we feel everyday while we’re filming,” Diesel said.

The ride opened to the public on Wednesday. See more from the stars at the launch event in the video below.

 

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