Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

The famed backlot tram tour at Universal Studios Hollywood will get an adrenaline-fueled ending this summer with the debut of the “Fast & Furious — Supercharged” thrill ride based on the high-octane film series.

Featuring film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson, the attraction will become the grand finale of the backlot tram tour, enveloping passengers with a 400-foot-long, 360-degree 3-D film experience. The ride follows in the genre of the tour’s “King Kong” 3-D experience that puts riders in the midst of a jungle battle between the famed ape and a hoard of pesky dinosaurs.

The hydraulic-motion attraction will debut at the theme park June 25. “Furious 7,” the latest installment of the film franchise, opens in theaters April 3.

According to the theme park, the ride 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.”

The thrill ride will be enclosed in a new 65,000-square-foot building on the Universal backlot, using 34 projectors that will surround tram riders, according to the park. The storyline will unfold for riders throughout the backlot tour, using video clips on the tram’s monitors, and the tour will pass by prop cars used in the film series.

City News Service

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