July 25, 2007
Universal City, CA -- The countdown to the final mission on Back to the Future - The Ride has begun at Universal Studios Hollywood. After thrilling over 61 million visitors, the ride will soar into the future for the last time on Labor Day, September 3, 2007.
Fans of the attraction now have the opportunity to go for one final journey before the ride closes forever. Back to the Future - The Ride takes guests on a wild ride across "the space-time continuum". A groundbreaking theme park attraction, the ride blends breakthrough simulator technology with a cutting-edge Omni-max 70mm film to create a total sensory experience.
A signature attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood for over 14 years, Back to the Future - The Ride is being removed to make way for a new thrill ride based on "The Simpsons" TV series and movie. The Simpsons ride is slated to debut in Spring 2008.
When introduced in 1993, Back to the Future - The Ride was a continuation of the Oscar-winning blockbuster "Back to the Future" film trilogy directed by Robert Zemeckis and executive produced by Steven Spielberg for Universal Pictures.
The attraction features an eight-seat convertible DeLorean Time Travel Vehicle that according to Universal elevates the theme park ride experience to an unprecedented level of detail, beginning with an artfully staged queue line experience that helps set up the ride's narrative storyline.
According to Universal, Back to the Future - The Ride has inspired many replicas at other theme parks worldwide since its 1993 debut.
As part of the countdown, Universal Studios Hollywood is going to give away one of the 1981 DeLoreans that served as inspiration for Doc Brown's flux capacitor-equipped time machines.
Fewer than 10,000 DeLorean automobiles were built at the company's Northern Ireland factory. The car was notable for its futuristic design, including a stainless steel exterior and top-opening gull-wing doors.
The 1981 DeLorean that Universal Studios Hollywood will give away has been driven with just over 60,000 miles. Officials at the studio are unable to estimate how many millions of years the vehicle has traveled in the space-time continuum.
For more information about winning the DeLorean, visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com or look for specially-created "Back to the Future" kiosks on your next visit to the theme park.
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