Back at the beginning of October 2022 we heard about a permit for a new launched roller coaster at Universal Studios Hollywood based on the very popular IP, Fast and Furious and we saw three photos of early concept art work. This created a lot of excitement amongst Universal fans.
Theme Park Enthusiast, Alicia Stella posted a tweet of the permit that was filed for Universal Studios Hollywood. As you can see, it is for "a load/unload building and an outdoor coaster that starts from the upper lot and will descend toward the lower lot along the hillside infront of the fire station 51 and back up and loop around the StarWay Escalator #1"
PERMIT FOR WHAT COULD BE A FAST AND FURIOUS COASTER AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD JUST DROPPED!!— Alicia Stella (@AliciaStella) October 4, 2022
Exactly as rumored, coaster will start at upper lot and descend to the lower lot along hillside, and then back up! Thanks to Sal in Theme Park Stop Discord: https://t.co/jIdfrTNnPv pic.twitter.com/f7xiUjM1Ct
We are now beginning to see work happening at Universal Studios Hollywood to prepare the site for the construction of this new launched roller coaster. In a video posted to YouTube by Theme Park Shark at time stamp 2:54 we can see a number of Fast X billboards which have been added to the side of The Mummy building to promote the latest Fast and Furious film.
When traveling up the Starway to the upper lot there are big changes with construction walls up around Castle Theatre and the Animal Actors stage in preparation for work to begin on demolition for the rumored Fast and Furious roller coaster. It has also been rumored that the Universal City Neon sign will be demolished but there is no confirmation on this as of yet.
Construction walls also surround the Special Effects Show with the banner being faded out and electronics having been removed from the queue sign. The Production Central store is now closed. In the video you can see construction vehicles by the Animal Actors stage getting ready for demolition.
Screamscape posted three images of early concept art for "Fast and Furious Hollywood Drift" which were sent to them showing the basic feel, look and location of the coaster which will be in the upper lot at the top of the StarWay Escalator. The whole area is set to be demolished in the near future.
Based on the results of our poll where we asked you, Would you like to see a new Fast And Furious roller coaster at Universal Studios Hollywood? it appears that majority of people are giving the thumbs up to this proposed new roller coaster.
Our poll saw 78% of voters saying they want to see a new roller coaster based on the Fast and Furious IP with 22% of people voting unhappy about the theming choice. We will follow the developments very closely and will keep you up to date on our news and Facebook page. Would you like to see a new Fast And Furious roller coaster at Universal Studios Hollywood? Let us know by voting in our poll below.
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