‘Back to the Future’ Ride Bound for Past
Sept. 3, 2007, 6:20 AM EST
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES – A ride that took theme park visitors “Back to the Future” is about to be relegated to the past.
The Universal Studios Hollywood ride based on the film trilogy starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd was taking its final passengers Monday. It was closing to make room for a new “Simpsons” attraction.
“Back to the Future — The Ride,” was the theme park’s first high-technology thrill ride when it opened in 1993.
Passengers were strapped into a moving carriage — modeled after the film’s DeLorean time machine — in front of a film projected on a domed screen, which gave the illusion of flight.
The new ride based on “The Simpsons” TV series will debut next year, theme park officials said.