"Beetlejuice" is out, ""Fast & Furious" is in.
Universal Studios Florida announced Tuesday that it will introduce a new thrill ride called "Fast & Furious: Supercharged," based on the hyper-successful movie franchise, in 2017.
Here's how the Universal people describe the ride: "a high-octane journey that fuses an original storyline and incredible ride technology with everything that fans love about the films -- popular characters, exhilarating environments, nonstop action and, of course, high-speed cars. Led by film stars Vin Diesel (Dom Toretto), Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Tyrese Gibson (Roman), guests will feel like part of the 'Fast' family and even get to check out some of the supercharged cars they've seen on the big screen. Then, guests will board specially designed vehicles and take off on an adrenaline-pumping ride with their favorite stars from the films." To make room for "Fast & Furious," Universal will close "Disaster: A Major Motion Picture Starring You!" Sept. 8 and "Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue" later this year.
The new ride is slated to open in 2017. You can get updates at universalorlando.com.
-- Marty Clear