An all-new ride, based on Universal Pictures’ huge Fast and the Furious franchise, will be coming to Universal Orlando Resort in 2017, Universal confirmed officially via its blog on Tuesday.
The ride is called Fast & Furious: Supercharged, and is similar to the attraction using the same name at Universal Studios Hollywood whichopened earlier this year. Fast & Furious: Supercharged opened as part of the iconic Tram Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood, California in June and at a grand-opening event, actress Michelle Rodriguez is rumored to mention a future ride in Orlando. It is a common industry practice to have similar attractions at other theme parks, though.
The attraction will be coming to Universal Studios Orlando as a stand-alone ride which is expected to offer more than the Hollywood version. Universal also released a concept image of what looks to be the queue areas for the ride, which will let park visitors explore some of the fast cars from the Fast and the Furious film franchise.
The seventh film of the Furious and Furios series opened in theaters in April and was a massive box office worldwide. It made $1.5 billion and topped the box office for four consecutive weekends.
The Orlando attraction will be unlike anything theme park visitors have ever experienced at Universal Orlando. The ride promises to take thrill-seeking guests on a high-octane race adventureand they will be able to ‘explore the headquarters of Toretto and his team’.The new ride will have a fresh storyline and “incredible ride technology and will feature nonstop action and high-speed cars, according toUniversal’s blog post. Supercharged will putits visitorsin the middle of the action. Guests will board specifically designed vehicles and take off on an ‘adrenaline-pumping’ experience while riding along with Fast and Furious stars.
To make space for Fast & Furious: Supercharged, the current residents of the plot, Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue and its neighbor, Disaster: A Major Motion Picture Starring You, will be removed. The Disaster attraction will be officially closed September 8 and the Beetlejuice will be shut down later this year.
Well, if you are a Fast and Furious superfan and thrill-seeker, buckle your seatbelt and start the engine as Supercharged is coming to Orlando.