UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Studios HollywoodSM showcases exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of its upcoming "Fast & Furious—Supercharged" thrill ride and reveals its eagerly-awaited opening date as Thursday, June 25, 2015.
The captivating 90-second behind-the-scenes footage offers insightful perspective on the making of this adrenaline-charged attraction along with interviews with several of the Fast & Furious franchise cast members and stars of the ride, including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson.
The first-look footage can be accessed here and debuts nationally on NBC during the special telecast of "Fast Five" on Saturday, March 21, at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT.
"Fast & Furious—Supercharged" is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furious series in a groundbreaking mega-attraction, conceived as a new installment to the Fast & Furious films that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Featuring Vin Diesel (Dominic "Dom" Toretto), Dwayne Johnson (Luke Hobbs), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz), Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce) and Luke Evans (Owen Shaw), "Fast & Furious—Supercharged" will catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of fast cars in a harrowing escapade – at perceived speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour – to save one of their own from an international crime cartel.
Sharing their enthusiasm for "Fast & Furious—Supercharged," cast members had this to say during their on-set interviews for the behind-the-scenes shoot:
"I get a chance to become Luke Hobbs and kick ass...all in 3D," said Dwayne Johnson.
"It's really a sensory driven experience, and I can't wait to see what happens," commented Michelle Rodriguez.
Tyrese Gibson added, "Everything about Universal Studios puts you in the driver's seat to really experience Hollywood."
"Fast & Furious—Supercharged" is a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride and new grand finale to the world-famous Studio Tour. The dynamic hydraulic motion-based ride will tell an original Fast & Furious story that fuses sophisticated hyper-realistic special effects with a state-of-the-art 3D audio system and 3D-HD imagery, projected onto the world's longest and most expansive 360-degree screen. Spanning nearly 400 feet in length to encircle Studio Tour guests within a newly constructed 65,000-square-foot structure on the legendary backlot, the sprawling custom-built screen will employ 34, 4K projectors and a sophisticated projection configuration system to envelop guests in unprecedented realism.
Coupled with an intense blend of thrilling visceral effects, "Fast & Furious—Supercharged" will take guests on a wild ride that begins the moment they board the Studio Tour. Exclusive interstitial content – that was filmed with the cast members – will be featured on the tram monitors, highlighting interactions as they engage guests en route to the ride's climatic scenes. Along the tram route and featured on the ride, sightings of numerous prop cars from the Fast & Furious series, including Dom's iconic Dodge Charger, will enhance the story.
Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the incredibly popular 3D Ultra-HD adventure, "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" and immersive "Super Silly Fun Land," the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, "Transformers™: The Ride-3D," the intense, award-winning ride, "King Kong 360 3-D" on the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, "Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride" and "Jurassic Park® —The Ride." As part of its milestone 50th anniversary celebration in 2015, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut a slate of dynamic new attractions, including the electrifying 3D-HD thrill ride, "Fast & Furious—Supercharged" as the grand finale to the famed Studio Tour, "Springfield," hometown of America's favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning "The Simpsons RideTM" and the "Nighttime Studio Tour," offering evening tours of the iconic movie backlot.
SOURCE Universal Studios Hollywood