'Fast & Furious' getting a theme park ride
April 9th, 2014
03:58 PM ET

'Fast & Furious' getting a theme park ride

Next year will bring a new "Fast & Furious" movie plus a way to experience the thrills (safely) in real life.

On its Twitter account Tuesday the cars-and-criminals franchise announced that a ride called "Fast & Furious: Supercharged" is set to debut at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2015.

According to the New York Times, the idea is to use the back-lot trams at the theme park and turn them into "a hybrid movie and thrill ride."

Riders will be "encircled by 400-foot-long movie screens," and the trams themselves will feel as though they're "being pulled through the streets at speeds of over 100 miles per hour,” an executive producer for Universal Creative told the paper.

We wouldn't be surprised if that ride's opening date isn't far off from the bow of "Fast & Furious 7," which will arrive in theaters on April 10, 2015. The film was temporarily put on hold after franchise star Paul Walker died in a car crash last November, but has since resumed production.

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