**Update: Due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus Pandemic, the ride opening has been delayed.**
We are one month out from the unveiling of Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest ride – “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” On March 27, the theme park will debut an all-new tech-savvy ride based on Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets films.
This entertaining new ride will feature 64 animated figures, as well as answer the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?” Now I have a vague idea what my little chihuahua is doing when I’m gone from the house but nonetheless, I cannot wait to see what Universal’s ride will showcase! 😉
“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” ride will feature the original voice talent from the films. Those actors include Patton Oswalt as Max, Kevin Hart as Snowball, Eric Stonestreet as Duke, Jenny Slate as Gidget, Tiffany Haddish as Daisy, Lake Bell as Chloe, Dana Carvey as Pops, Chris Renaud as Norman, Hannibal Buress as Buddy, Bobby Moynihan as Mel, and Jessica DiCicco as Princess.
So, what exactly will theme park guests encounter while on the ride? It will transform guests into stray puppies as they journey to become loved and adopted. Riders will board vehicles that resemble cardboard boxes and you’ll be immersed in a dynamic NYC landscape. Guests will travel along a track towards the Pet Adoption event and the ultimate happy ending: forever homes. My chihuahua is a rescue dog – so the idea that this ride will be focused on adoption day and helping puppies find their forever homes is the sweetest thing ever!
One important thing to remember when it comes to this new ride is the way you’ll “stand in line.” Universal Studios Hollywood is implementing “Virtual Line” technology which is designed to help guests maximize their leisure time at the theme park. Guests can access the Virtual Line via the official Universal Studios Hollywood app or they can visit the Virtual Line kiosk located in the New York City subway station (located right next to the ride). Both provide guests with options to experience the ride based on the next available times and will be available to guests within the theme park as needed.
“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” will be located on Pets Place (aka Baker Street), which is adjacent to the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” attractions.
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