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The Stars of 'Fast & Furious' Get 'Supercharged' at Universal Studios Hollywood

June 23, 2015, 5:25 PM · Universal Studios Hollywood today welcomed the starts of the Fast & Furious movies to Courthouse Square to celebrate this week's official opening of Fast & Furious: Supercharged on the park's Studio Tour.

Courthouse Square

Actors Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Jason Statham walked the red carpet before joining Universal executives on stage for the official dedication of the new 4D, motion-base experience that serves as the finale for the Studio Tour.

Stars of Fast & Furious
Photo courtesy Universal Studios Hollywood

During Universal's online broadcast of the red carpet arrivals, Rodriguez appeared to spill the beans about a Fast & Furious attraction coming to Universal Orlando in the not-too-distant future — which should further fuel burning rumors that a version of "Supercharged" will replace the Disaster! ride in Universal Studios Florida.

Back in Hollywood, no theme park event would be complete without something going terribly wrong, in this case being an "FBI raid" that halted the ceremony and led to a high speed car chase that ended with a vehicle crashing through the "Fast & Furious: Supercharged" billboard that stood over the event.

Crashing through the billboard

Before the mayhem, Vin Diesel thanked Universal for its support for the franchise and then dedicated the ride to "Pablo" — co-star Paul Walker, who was killed in an unrelated car crash while production for Furious 7 was underway in 2013.

Fast & Furious: Supercharged opens officially to the public on Thursday.

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Replies (9)

June 23, 2015 at 7:03 PM · Cool. Gotta love Universal's opening new attraction ceremonies.
June 23, 2015 at 9:02 PM · Let's give a shoutout then to Thinkwell Group, which has produced many of the recent opening ceremonies at Universal theme parks.
June 23, 2015 at 9:37 PM · FYI, I it opens tomorrow to the public. It was supposed to open Thursday, but they moved up the date.
June 24, 2015 at 8:03 AM · Jason Statham wasn't featured in the ride. He should have been included.
June 24, 2015 at 8:21 AM · Not a ride!
June 24, 2015 at 8:25 AM · To the anonymous above, Universal is back to promoting June 25 as the "official" opening date, but it's been running on the tour since last weekend with the exception of yesterday, when access was restricted to the press event.
June 24, 2015 at 8:46 AM · F&F is replacing Disaster, huh? Well, a lot of Old Universal fans are probably gonna cry because they have to say goodbye to the classic Earthquake! Sequence to make way for yet another 3D attraction. But you know what I'm gonna miss the most? Christopher Walken. Can we please get a new pre-show with Mr. Walken in it? Maybe you can have a video with Vin Diesel or one of the other stars giving instructions to the guests, when Christopher Walken comes out. He could be auditioning for the part of Brian since Paul Walker is...uh...no longer able to play the part, and it can be a running joke throughout the ride because he's too old to play the part. Then again, might wanna choose a joke that doesn't capitalize on the death of a real person, so maybe instead he can be the director who interrupts the pre-show to tell whoever's in the pre-show that they're screwing up something. Look, I don't care, I want my Walken, damnit!
June 24, 2015 at 10:16 AM · If a Fast and Furious ride/attraction is rumored to replace Disaster! in USO, what might be the plans for the Terminator 2 3D show. It's a waste of a lot of space right now, any rumors on that?
June 24, 2015 at 4:47 PM · To my fellow anonymous reader above,

Even though T2 is a good show, knowing Universal, they've probably talked about finding a replacement. I've haven't heard anything about what that replacement might be or when it will happen. I'm gonna bet my money that they're waiting to see how the new Terminator movie performs before making any final decisions on the show's fate. If the film is really successful, then the Terminator franchise will see a resurgence in popularity and as such there would be no point in shutting the attraction down, probably just update it. If it doesn't..."Hasta la Vista, Baby."

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