Fast & Furious Supercharged soft opens at Universal Studios Florida

Posted Monday, April 16, 2018 9:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the article:

Universal Orlando shifted into a higher gear this weekend, beginning technical rehearsals for Fast & Furious – Supercharged, its new speed-oriented attraction inside Universal Studios theme park. Translation: While F&F is in what we frequently call “soft opening,” it may or may not be open to the public, at least through its grand-opening date. Universal has not announced an official opening date, although it will hold media events during the first week of May.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:25 PM

Ugh. Is this yet another video-based attraction at Universal? If I wanted to watch TV, I would stay home. The park is way overpriced (and their tickets don't include their cut-the-line pass like Disney) considering about 1/2 of its attractions are video based (ie a cheap way to build an attractions vs animatronics and scenery).

If this is video-based, the actually removed a nice attraction with real effects to install this.

Monday, April 23, 2018 9:40 AM
eightdotthree's avatar

RCMAC said:

I had no idea. Maybe it’s more popular and relevant than I thought...

Lol. The Fast and the Furious is a multi billion dollar franchise.

Monday, April 23, 2018 9:53 AM
Jeff's avatar

That certainly doesn't make it high art. :)

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Monday, April 23, 2018 10:07 AM
eightdotthree's avatar

Believe me, I am not defending it as such. Simply saying that it's culturally relevant.

Monday, April 23, 2018 10:08 AM
eightdotthree's avatar

I mean it's no Avatar... /sarcasm

Last edited by eightdotthree, Monday, April 23, 2018 10:09 AM
Monday, April 23, 2018 12:27 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Only enough, I was way impressed by all things in Avatar land. You didn't need to know anything about the movie to know that this was supposed to be another planet that was turned into a tourist area - and the ride was freaking awesome. I don't care what the subject matter is, if you make it look that good, and the motion that goes with it is that cool, I'm in.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:29 AM
Tommytheduck's avatar

Totally. I saw 2 Harry Potter movies, thought they were unimaginative and did nothing for me. Yet I want to visit Harry Potter World at IOA so badly because I keep hearing how amazing the entire package is. (Rides, theming, buildings)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:37 PM
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I saw maybe one of the Harry Potter movies, read one or two of the books, but Harry Potter land at IOA blew me away.

Later, I went to IOA with a friend who is a huge Harry Potter fan, and she was nearly in tears upon entering: it so closely matched the movies she couldn't help herself.

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