Give us an afternoon behind the wheel of a genuine driving machine and that's all the amusement we could ask for. But amusement and theme parks have been wise to cater towards automotive enthusiasts as well – whether it's with a single attraction at an existing park like the famous Test Track at Epcot or the Cars pavilion at Hollywood Studios, or a dedicated facility like Ring Werk at the Nürburgring or Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.
When actor and Fast & Furious franchise mainstay Paul Walker died in a car accident last November, the next installment, Fast and Furious 7, which was already in production and was due out July 11 of this year. After a pause while Universal Studios figured out how it was going to fill the gap, the screenwriter rewrote the script and filming resumed.
Following the crash that claimed the lives of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, we reported on the effect that Walker's death may have on the latest installment of the wildly successful (and profitable) movie series.
Universal Studios has recently opened a Transformers ride at its amusement parks in California and Singapore, and unlike the movies, the ride is being called "engaging" and "amazing." It puts 12 riders in a car that zooms through a 3D battle between Autobots and Decepticons who are destroying Chicago while they decide the fate of humans.
Close your eyes and concentrate for a moment. Imagine that you're driving in a car, and over the course of the trip, you accelerate, travel at a specific speed and eventually stop. Done? Good. Now, what did it sound like?
If you're Ken Block and you feel the need to top your previous and ridiculously popular Gymkhana videos with a fourth installment, what do you do? Why, turn to Hollywood, of course. For Gymkhana 4, Block and his DC Shoes crew travel to the Universal Studios lot, and, as such, you'll see plenty of classic movie props in this film.
D-Box aims to put viewers into the movies they've paid to go see by moving the chairs they sit in. It works by translating the onscreen action into motion code, which is then used to control chairs equipped with actuators that can pinch, roll, heave, and vibrate the seat in sync with whatever's being watched. For those of you wondering if the upcoming Fast & Furious could get any better (we use that term loosely), you'll be thrilled to hear it's the first major release to use D-Box technolog
Thrill-seekers and theme park junkies, take note --
Volkswagen has signed a deal with Universal Studios to include the Touareg in its "psychological
thrill" park ride, "The Revenge of the Mummy," at its Hollywood and Orlando theme parks. Based on
the movie of the same name, "The Revenge of the Mummy" begins as a cloth-wrapped Touareg stops to pick up
passengers, then embarks upon a wild ride involving scary mummified creatures, gross bugs and big expl