Universal Studios Hollywood has announced “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!”, a new ride set to open in 2020.
In this all-new fully immersive experience, guests will assume the roles of stray puppies as they join a familiar cast of leading characters from The Secret Life of Pets – Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe, and Duke, along with a host of other animal friends – on the ultimate quest of finding forever homes.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring another exciting Illumination movie-based ride to our guests,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!’ will capture the essence of the popular film and invite our guests to live vicariously through some of their favorite characters as they embark on a one-of-a-kind experience only available at Universal Studios Hollywood.”
The innovative adventure will blend live, dimensional and animated characters with hyper-realistic media as guests zip along a track aboard ride vehicles through bustling New York City streets towards the Pet Adoption event and the ultimate happy ending: forever homes.
Along the way, guests will face an array of challenges and meet up with fellow animal pals eager to help guide them toward their destination.
A Secret Life of Pets attraction has been rumored for some time and was even somewhat-confirmed by Steve Burke, NBCUniversal’s Chief Executive Officer, in recent years.
“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” will be located in the Upper Lot, adjacent to the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” attractions – replacing the old Globe Theater, which was demolished last year.
Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2, the next chapter in the franchise, arrives in theaters June 7, 2019.