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Universal Studios Hollywood announces new Fast & Furious experience, plus opening years for Springfield, Harry Potter

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Published: April 8, 2014 at 10:32 AM

The Fast and the Furious "dancing cars" have been off the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood for a while now, and today the park confirmed that it will be replacing that experience with another Fast & Furious-themed show on the tram tour.

"Fast & Furious – Supercharged" will be similar to the popular King Kong 360/3D experience on the tour, offering wrap-around 400-foot movie screens to simulate the trams racing through city streets at more than 100 miles per hour, as in a scene from the movie series.

Fast & Furious
Concept art from Universal

The new experience will open next summer and be part of an ongoing expansion of the tram tour, which eventually will begin operating in the evenings with a modified nighttime storyline. And that's also part of the billion-dollar-plus "Evolution" makeover of the Universal Studios Hollywood property, which will include the construction of new hotels (the old Fung Lum restaurant was torn down this week, making room for one new hotel), a Springfield land around The Simpsons Ride for spring 2015, and a Wizarding World of Harry Potter for sometime in 2016.

Hogwarts Hollywood
Hogwarts Hollywood, under construction, viewed from the Studio Tour exit earlier this year.

The park's newest attraction, the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem ride, officially opens to the public on Saturday, and we'll be there for the "yellow carpet" celebrity event on Friday. Photos to come!

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Readers' Opinions

From Anon Mouse on April 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Will it feature Vin Diesel and Paul Walker? I wonder if it could be better if it was done like Jaws. Instead of a rubber shark, a car will follow you around and it jumps the tram.
From Jay R. on April 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM
While I originally wanted the Fast & Furious to be a stand alone attraction, I actually like this concept.

The Studio Tour is the centerpiece of the park & by adding newer, state of the art elements (as well as that new nighttime storyline!) will make sure the tour stays the centerpiece! Cool idea.

With Springfield, potter, the new studio tour, etc. USH is really getting a makeover!

From James Rao on April 8, 2014 at 1:59 PM
Expanding the tram tour is a great idea as it is one of the few unique things that make USH worth a visit for fans of Universal Orlando. Personally I am not crazy about the F&F movies, but I can see where they would make for a fun attraction experience.
From Manny Barron on April 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM
This is fantastic news! Fast and Furious is exceptionally popular all over the world and the movies will only keep coming. It's going to be amazing.

The transformation of this park is incredible. I'm so pleased to see this park, which is largely responsible for starting my admiration of theme parks, getting so many awesome attraction in just a short 5-year span.

From N B on April 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM
Hats off to Universal... let the Comcast blank checks keep rolling in.

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