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Fast & Furious: Supercharged is a motion simulation-based dark ride at Universal Studios Florida. It serves as an extended version of the original sequence that can be found on the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Based directly off of The Fast and the Furious film series, the ride places guest inside the characters' latest hideout inside San Francisco, where there the guests will be escorted by a "party bus" to an after-party of Dom's recent racing victory. Things fall into complication when it turns out that one of the guests is actually a crime witness under protective custody, who Owen Shaw, leader of an international crime syndicate, wants to get his hands on. As a result of this, the main protagonists are forced to defend the lone witness from Shaw and his forces while also trying to avoid crossing paths with the FBI, a conflict that ultimately ends up thrusting riders into the middle of an action-packed road battle in the city highways.


The ride opened on April 23, 2018, on the former site of both Disaster! and Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue. Unfortunately, it opened to disastrous reviews, being seen as a poor replacement for the two rides. It does get praise for its lovingly detailed queue, though, and for some people its cheesiness gives it a certain charm.

Tropes in Fast & Furious: Supercharged include:

  • Adaptation Expansion: The ride takes the Fast & Furious portion of Hollywood's Studio Tour and fleshes it out into an entire attraction, adding in a couple of extra pre-shows and a fully themed queue line.
  • The Artifact: Furious 7, which released the same year as the Hollywood version of Supercharged, revealed that Owen Shaw fell into a coma immediately after the events of the sixth film and The Fate of the Furious which released two years after the Hollywood version of the ride and one year before the Florida version, ended with Shaw becoming an ally to the heroes. This effectively makes the ride's storyline outdated, especially the Florida version.
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  • Artistic License – Physics: As to be expected, the climax of the ride is one big middle finger to physics. Particular stand-outs include the vehicles and their passengers being able to survive falling from huge heights, and a helicopter that moves at ridiculously fast speeds.
  • BFG: Hobbs of course has one, which he happily displays to Agent Novak.
    Dom: Cop, I suggest you clear out of here, otherwise we can't guarantee your safety.
    Agent Novak: Guarantee my safety? I'm the one holding the gun!
    Hobbs: (comes walking in with a massive gun) Yeah, but mine's a whole lot bigger than yours.
  • Big Bad: Owen Shaw is the main antagonistic force in the ride.
  • Bus Full of Innocents: The protagonists are forced to protect the riders, all because one of the guests is the witness Owen Shaw is after. It's also a literal example of the trope in this case, given that the attraction has guests riding in buses.
  • Canon Foreigner: Pat and Jamie, the hosts of the attraction's pre-shows, were created exclusively for the ride's story.
  • Car Fu: When Shaw threatens the riders with his flame throwing car, Dom stops him by crashing his car right into Shaw's vehicle.
  • Car Porn: Keeping in the line with the films always doing this, the queue line is filled with a variety of stylish cars, some of which are actual prop cars from the films.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: All of the helicopters in the climax explode upon crashing.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Shaw wields a flame thrower against the riders, threatening to fry them if they don't give up the witness.
  • Gender-Blender Name: The live hosts of the two pre-shows, Pat and Jamie, are given gender neutral names so that any employee can play them.
  • He Knows Too Much: Owen Shaw and his gang is after a witness that holds information that would prove dangerous to his operation.
  • High-Speed Battle: The entire climax is this, with the protagonists having to ward off Shaw and his forces while moving at top speed through a highway.
  • Kinda Busy Here: Just after evading the FBI, Roman says this in response to a random call he receives, a call that ends up putting everyone in danger as Shaw is able to use to trace their location.
  • Mythology Gag: The queue and pre-shows contain multiple references to all the attractions the ride replaced.
    • In the queue line, there's three power switches that reference the attraction itself, its predecessors, and when they opened. The switches are each labeled EQ-06.1990, D!-01.2008, and FF-03.2018. As an additional detail, the EQ and D! switches are shown to be powered down, while the FF switch is powered up.
    • One of the shelves has a Beetlejuice figurine on it.
    • Another shelf has a bumper sticker on it, saying, "This car runs on Beetle Juice".
    • A Disaster Studios jacket can be seen draped over a chair.
    • In another Disaster! reference, the technician in the War Room scene uses the phrase, "and we're moving on!"
  • Nerd: Jamie, the live host in the War Room, is a computer geek that acts awkwardly around the guests.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Roman accidentally leads Shaw right to the protagonists' location, as he forgot to turn off his cell phone, which Shaw is able to track.
  • No Ending: The ride just kinda...stops with no following up. You just jump a ramp, land near a dock containment area and that's it.
  • Nitro Boost: One that's built into the protagonists' vehicles ends up being used to get them over a huge ramp.
  • Ramp Jump: The ride concludes with one, with it giving the protagonists and the riders a few seconds of air time before landing with a loud thud.
  • Shout-Out: Several can be found in the queue line and pre-shows.
    • There's a "trophy case" of keys from all the cars that Dom has won in races. One of the keys is labeled as having come from Doc Brown, and another is labeled as being from Arthur Weasley.
    • A desk has license plates that are labeled THX 138 and OUTATIME.
    • In the "War Room", there's a screen that features a scrolling list of names, one of which is Walter Elias.
  • Television Geography: The attraction is set in San Francisco, despite the original Studio Tour version being set in Los Angeles. As a result, the climax contains roads and highways that look absolutely nothing like what you would see in San Francisco.
  • We Will Meet Again: Just before Letty tosses him off the road, Shaw tells the riders, "Don't think you're getting away!"
  • Witness Protection: Plays a big part in the attraction's story, as a member of the program is said to be among the guests.