Universal Studios Hollywood announces new Fast & Furious experience, plus opening years for Springfield, Harry Potter
Written by Robert Niles
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.Tweet
"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.
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, 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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