It was a family reunion at Universal Orlando on Thursday night when Vin Diesel (Dom), Tyrese Gibson (Roman), Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (Tej) and Jordan Brewster (Mia) celebrated the new high-speed attraction Fast & Furious – Supercharged.
As to be expected, there was a car chase and explosions. Vin Diesel sped onto the scene in his supercharged muscle car before crashing into a building and catching it on fire. He then emerged unscathed and joined the rest of his family including Gibson, Bridges, and Brewster who were already on stage.
“It’s kind of a dream come true for all of us to allow you to experience what it’s like for us to film these movies,” Diesel said of the new ride.
After a brief speech, Diesel officially opened the attraction with explosives and fireworks and said “Welcome to the family!”
The attraction, based on The Fast & Furious film series, had been in soft opening/technical rehearsals for about a week. The ride simulates a high speed chase through the streets of Los Angeles and features more than a dozen of the cars as well as stars from the film.
The Fast & Furious attraction is in the San Francisco section of Universal Studios. The ride is part of Universal’s Virtual Line System allowing riders to select a time to ride using the Universal Orlando Resort app or at kiosks neat the attraction’s entrance.
For a ride on Fast & Furious – Supercharged you can find discounted tickets to Universal Orlando right here on Best of Orlando.