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.
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.
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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.
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.