Everybody knows that Disney is the ultimate kids theme park. It's been like that for decades, and it will likely stay like that for decades. So, the only way for other parks, like Universal Studios, to attract people is to create entirely unique rides and attractions that you could only find outside of Disney's magical money-making castle walls. That's why Universal Studios Hollywood is undergoing a massive overhaul, building new areas for Harry Potter, Despicable Me, and most importantly to us, Fast and Furious. Yep, a new part-movie, part-ride attraction called Fast & Furious: Supercharged is coming to Hollywood in 2015. An excerpt in the New York Times explains what the set up will be:
"Also coming next year, the company said on Tuesday, will be 'Fast & Furious — Supercharged,' a hybrid movie and thrill ride in which occupants of Universal’s famed back-lot trams will be encircled by 400-foot-long movie screens. 'We’re going to make it feel like those trams are being pulled through the streets at speeds of over 100 miles per hour,' said Chick Russell, an executive producer for Universal Creative."
This sounds pretty cool, except one thing: You're going to be in a large trolley with dozens of other people. We get what they're trying to do, and going fast is one thing, but that's not exactly what we were hoping for when we heard F&F ride. You'd think you'd be riding in some kind of, like, supercar or muscle or something, you know? Where's Brian's Supra? Where's Dom's Charger? Nobody wants to just sit in a mass-transit vehicle. That's not very furious at all.
[via Universal Studios Hollywood and NYT]