Fast & Furious theme park ride: Vin Diesel brings his lead foot and bad attitude Universal
Judging by the $1.4 billion Furious 7 has racked up in worldwide box-office grosses since hitting theaters in early April, audiences remain as highly revved as ever for the “ride or die” adventures of the film’s outlaw band of multi-cultural wheelmen led by Vin Diesel’s Dom Torretto.
Starting next month, fans can strap themselves into the driver’s seat for their own Furious experience with the launch of “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” a theme park attraction set to open at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 25.
“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 in a statement.
Set in the high-stakes underground world of street racing, the thrill ride simulates speeds of 120 miles per hour and features stars from the Fast films including Tyrese, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez. While the action will certainly feel familiar enough to anyone who has buckled in for any of the franchise’s seven blockbuster installments, its footage of the actors doing crazy, “living life one quarter mile at a time” stunts is all-new—the grand finale to Universal Studios Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes Studio Tour.
“What we wanted to do was give those tram guests the experience as if they had driven into a Fast and Furious film,” says Chick Russell, show producer for Universal Creative, in a YouTube clip touting the attraction.
Adds Rodriguez: “It’s really a sensory-driven experience.”
You can watch a first-look clip at “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” below: