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Action Image of Luke Evans in Fast & Furious – Supercharged

Fast Furious-Supercharged Luke Evans posterUniversal Studios Hollywood continues its Road to Fast campaign with the debut of the Luke Evans (Owen Shaw) poster for its all-new thrill ride Fast & Furious — Supercharged, opening June 25 as the grand finale of the world-famous Studio Tour.

A detailed look at the making-of this revolutionary new attraction, featuring commentary from the cast, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans and the producers, can be seen here.

“You’re completely immersed in the experience… you’re on a high-speed chase… it’s an amazing experience, and the guys that build these are true magicians,” said Luke Evans.

Fast & Furious — Supercharged is a technologically-advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furious series in a groundbreaking mega-attraction designed to catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of street racing at perceived speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour.  This high-octane ride is conceived as a new installment to the Fast & Furious franchise and will debut as the grand finale to Universal Studios Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes Studio Tour that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

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Hundreds of Hopeful Tour Guides at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal-Studios-Hollywood-Tour-Casting-Call-2015 (6)Landing a job in Los Angeles can be hard. Landing a job in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles can be even harder. When Universal Studios Hollywood put out an open casting call for new Studio Tour Guide positions, hundreds of hopeful applicants made the journey to the top of the hill to get their shot this week.

The Studio Tour Guide casting call goes out once or twice a year, depending on staffing needs, and draws hopeful applicants from all over the place; we chatted with folks from Orlando, Chicago, and even Mexico, who came to Universal Studios Hollywood seeking a shot at becoming a Guide. The applicants brought head shots and personality to spare; many of the individuals we spoke with were extremely upbeat and enthusiastic; definitely a quality that Universal reps were looking for.

Applicants waited in a long line that snaked around the ticketing/Main Gate plaza near the famous Universal Studios Hollywood globe fountain. Parked nearby was one of the park’s newly-remodeled tram cars, to celebrate the Studio Tour’s 50th Anniversary. Also parked near the globe fountain was a picture car to help generate excitement for the park’s newest attraction, set to open next month – Fast & Furious – Supercharged. Lots of tourists gawked and took photos of both vehicles as they made their way in and out of the area.

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Fast & Furious Attraction Ad to Air During Super Bowl

Fast-and-Furious-Supercharged-Concept-ArtUniversal Studios Hollywood shifts into high gear with the debut of an innovative, national 30-second commercial for its summer 2015 launch of the Fast & Furious—Supercharged thrill ride during NBC’s Super Bowl Pre-Game coverage on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

The gripping spot will jump-start Universal Studios Hollywood’s campaign for the eagerly-anticipated opening of Fast & Furious—Supercharged, a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride and new grand finale to the world-famous Studio Tour.

“What better place is there than the Super Bowl to launch a campaign where millions of viewers huddle for non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense,” said Larry Kurzweil, President, Universal Studios Hollywood.  “In just 30, thrilling seconds, our compelling spot resonates with the exhilaration this immersive thrill ride will deliver when it opens at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer.”

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Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year

image001 (1)Universal Studios Hollywood will be aglow in red as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. commemorates the Lunar New Year and “Year of the Horse” with a special Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON character from the blockbuster thrill ride, “Transformers:  The Ride-3D,” who will interact and speak spontaneously with guests in Mandarin and English as part of the commemorative activities taking place from January 25 to February 9, 2014.

Activities will be situated in the all-new Universal Plaza – a grand courtyard at the heart of the theme park – which will be adorned in customary red Chinese lanterns hanging from above.  The polygon-shaped piazza will display a dozen lampposts, featuring the twelve zodiac animal signs and three specific characteristic attributes.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Update November 2013

One of the many construction walls now up at Universal Studios Hollywood in preparation for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016

One of the many construction walls now up at Universal Studios Hollywood in preparation for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016

It’s been a while since Theme Park Adventure visited Universal Studios Hollywood for an update on things other than Halloween Horror Nights, which was a huge success this season. Again, kudos to John Murdy, Chris Williams and the entire cast/crew of HHN 2013 on a job very well done!

As many of you know, Universal Studios Hollywood is in a massive renovation phase, as the entire property is updated from the infrastructure up in preparation for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to open in 2016. This is the biggest growth spurt that USH has ever undergone, and naturally, there is a lot to do between now and then. We thought it would be nice to take you on a quick tour of Universal Studios Hollywood and show you the very latest!

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