Fast & Furious Roller Coaster Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

Rich Thomaselli

Universal Studios Hollywood's first high-speed outdoor roller coaster, Fast & Furious: Hollywood Drift.

Universal Studios Hollywood’s first high-speed outdoor roller coaster, Fast & Furious: Hollywood Drift. (Photo Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood Media)

If speed is your thing, this is for you. A new roller coaster is set to debut in 2026 at Universal Studios Hollywood.

It will be called “Fast & Furious: Hollywood Drift” and, not so coincidentally, it is based on the successful movie franchise from Universal Pictures.

So you know it’s going to be fast. It is the park’s first-ever, high-speed outdoor roller coaster and will include individual cars that can rotate 360 ​​degrees.

“As a premier entertainment theme park destination with a rich history in immersing guests in incredible rides based on today’s most inspiring movie, television and gaming properties, we are excited to introduce our very first, high-speed outdoor roller coaster,” said Scott Strobl , Executive Vice President & General Manager, Universal Studios Hollywood.

“As Universal Studios Hollywood continues to evolve, the arrival of ‘Fast & Furious: Hollywood Drift’ will be a powerful game changer that will infuse a new level of thrill into our already dynamic theme park, and we look forward to welcoming guests when it races onto the scene in 2026,” Strobl continued.

According to Universal, “Fast & Furious: Hollywood Drift” will be located on the Upper Lot of Universal Studios Hollywood. Guests will queue up within a large, red brick, garage-style structure before settling into the ride vehicles, modeled after several authentic cars featured in the films, and catapulting along an aerial track that winds its way over parts of the theme park.

The movie franchise has spawned several blockbuster sequels and is now almost 20 years old.

Universal Studios Hollywood recently introduced a new stunt show, also based on a film.


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