Big Changes Rumored for Fast & Furious Supercharged at Universal Orlando

Ride Information

Opening Date: April 23, 2018

Type of Ride: Motion Simulator

Age Recommendation: All Ages

Ride Duration: 5 Minutes

Typical Wait Time: Virtual Line

Single Rider Line: Yes

Express PassYes

Child Swap: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Ride Photo: Queue Area

Where is Fast and Furious Supercharged located?

This ride is located in the area of the old Earthquake attraction in the San Francisco section of Universal Studios.

Now let’s touch on what you can expect from Universal Orlando’s newest experience.

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Making of the attraction

As of April 2015, the show building was complete externally, and the interior of the huge building was starting to take shape.

Press Release June 23, 2015

Universal City, California, June 23, 2015 – Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham attended today’s red carpet premiere of Universal Studios Hollywood’sSM all-new thrill ride, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged”, and were among the first to experience the attraction, which debuts as the grand finale to the world famous Studio Tour. Also attending were Fast & Furious series filmmakers Neal H. Moritz and Chris Morgan, who were joined by Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal; Ron Meyer, Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal; Tom Williams, Chairman, Universal Parks & Resort; Larry Kurzweil, President and COO, Universal Studios Hollywood; Mark Woodbury President, Universal Creative; and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. After experiencing “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” Vin Diesel reacted by saying, “Wow…wow was that cool. It’s incredible, it’s really remarkable. It’s not like anything I’ve ever seen. Everyone on the tram said, ‘Can we do it again?’ It’s super cool!” This dynamic new ride, inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film and featuring cast members from the series, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans, is a technologically advanced mega-attraction designed to catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of street racing at perceived speeds of 120 miles per hour. A high-octane adventure, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” is conceived as a new installment to the Fast & Furious franchise that can only be experienced at the Entertainment Capital of L.A. The ride opens on June 24, 2015. “Fast & Furious is an exhilarating global film phenomenon that has been consistently characterized as a thrill ride. Now we can officially say it is,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “As Universal Studios Hollywood’s ambitious epic transformation continues as part of our 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to bring Universal’s incredibly compelling film franchise to life.” An exciting hydraulic motion-based ride, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” tells an original Fast & Furious story. The attraction fuses sophisticated 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 employs 34, 4K projectors and a specially configured projection system to envelop guests in unprecedented realism. Coupled with an intense blend of thrilling visceral effects, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” takes guests on a wild ride that begins the moment they board the Studio Tour. Exclusive interstitial content filmed with cast members is featured on the tram monitors, highlighting interactions as the cast engages guests en route to the climactic ride. Along the tram route and featured at the ride, sightings of numerous prop cars from the Fast & Furious series, including Dom’s iconic Dodge Charger, enhance the story. “We’ve perfected an exciting new form of immersive entertainment that combines over-the-top hyper-realistic action adventure with exhilarating custom-made special effects that will transport guests into the thrilling world of Fast & Furious, said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. “Our collaboration with Universal Pictures to create an authentic experience through epic storytelling and technological breakthroughs continues to be a hallmark of Universal Studios Hollywood.”

Fast and Furious Supercharged Ride Breakdown Storyline

This is a screen-based attraction with the same video taken from the Fast and Furious ride over at Universal Studios Hollywood. You hop unto the party bus, exactly like the Skull Island Reign of Kong ride in Islands of Adventure.

Photo Courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort
Photo Courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort
Attraction Entrance
Attraction Entrance

The truck pulls up with dance music and lights. You’re sent to a party with the family, which is ruined by an agent.

Next, you’re sent on an action-packed race through San Francisco to escape the so-called “bad guy” Shaw.

Once the intense experience is over, you land in a garage-like warehouse escaping Owen Shaw and officially becoming a part of the “family.”

Hipster Power Tip: Try to sit in the middle towards the edge if you want the best seat.

Is Fast and Furious Supercharged a roller coaster?

The Fast and Furious ride is not a roller coaster. It’s a 3-D immersive attraction that takes you right into all the movie action!

Does Fast and Furious ride go upside down?

The Fast and Furious Supercharged ride at Universal Studios does not go upside down so you won’t have to worry about that. It is a bit of a bumpy ride experience so that’s the most discomfort you’ll get.

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Did You Know?

  • There are 15 Fast & Furious cars throughout the attraction and queue. See if you can remember which car belongs to which movie!
  • The opening date for Fast & Furious – Supercharged was April 23, 2018. However all the stars were there for the special nighttime opening May 2, 2018.
  • In 2013, the Fast & Furious star Paul Walker passed away; to honor his memory Universal creators was sure to have many of his photos in the “family room” of the attraction. There are also 6 bottles of Corona Beer at the table out back, as to not leave Paul Walker behind.

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Will the New Ride Be a Thrill?

The ride, said to be designed by Intamin, would feature coaster cars individually rotating along each curve of the track, accentuating the motion while recreating the feeling of a drifting car. The report said it was not certain whether the rollercoaster would be a single track or a dual track that might depict a street racing experience.

Universal would not begin work on the Fast & Furious Drifting Coaster until after the Super Nintendo World attraction opens next year, the report said. The Fast & Furious ride is expected to be built in Universal Hollywood's lower lot.

  

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