This new addition will be the park’s second roller coaster
Buckle up and start your engines! Universal Studios Hollywood has announced a brand-new roller coaster will be joining its line-up of tinsel town-inspired attractions. And we can’t wait to join the family and enter the world of the Vin Diesel films in an all-new way.
Construction will soon begin on a new Fast & Furious-themed roller coaster, inspired by Universal Pictures’ most-profitable and longest-running franchise. The now iconic films currently have a presence in the park as Fast & Furious: Supercharged, a portion of the World-Famous Studios Tour, but this addition will add a welcomed new level of thrill.
Buckle up… our new Fast & Furious-themed roller coaster is officially under construction! 🚦🚧— Universal Studios Hollywood (@UniStudios) July 12, 2023
Universal shares of the forthcoming attraction: “Equipped with a state-of-the-art ride system uniquely created to engulf guests within the dynamic Fast & Furious universe, this all-new roller coaster will benefit from Universal Destinations & Experiences’ decades-long expertise in revolutionizing the development of the contemporary roller coaster across its global theme park destinations.” It promises to “bring innovative and technological achievements never previously employed to this all-new thrill ride,” and we couldn’t be more excited for this addition.
Rumors of the proposed roller coaster began to circulate when permits were discovered last year. That theory was further solicited when the park’s beloved longtime productions, Universal’s Animal Actors and Special Effects show, were shuttered for good to make way for “a future attraction.” Throughout the rumor mill, Universal Studios Hollywood has had a bit of fun with teasing until the official announcement was made. Earlier this year, an ambient roller coaster audio track could be heard playing near the anticipated coaster’s location.
The attraction will join the park’s already impressive line-up of family-friendly attractions that includes rides and experiences celebrating the biggest brands in movies, television, and digital media, like Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash, and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
This news comes during a tremendous period of growth for the southern California park and on the heels of the recently opened Super Nintendo World. As the first Mario-themed land in the United States, the whimsically colored space, located on the park’s lower lot, invites guests into the 8-Bit fantasy world of Mario, Luigi, and the gang. Adding a new level of immersion to the park, the land features character meet and greets, never-before-seen interactive games, and its headliner attraction, Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge. The country’s second Super Nintendo World is slated to open at Universal Orlando Resort in 2025.
When the upcoming Fast & Furious-themed roller coaster opens, it will join the theme park’s sole other roller coaster, Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride.