Adventurous family travelers will enjoy this news: Construction will soon start on Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest rollercoaster, themed to the studio’s hit Fast & Furious film franchise.
Universal Studios Hollywood promises to bring innovative and technological achievements never previously utilized to this new thrill ride, which joins other rides and attractions inspired by today’s favorite movies, television shows and digital game experiences. The state-of-the-art rollercoaster will take riders into the Fast & Furious universe thanks to the decades-long expertise of Universal Destinations & Experiences.
The Fast & Furious film franchise has become the studio’s most-profitable and longest-running franchise, spanning more than 20 years and earning more than $7 billion at the worldwide box office while smashing records.
The new rollercoaster joins other popular attractions at the theme park, including SUPER NINTENDO WORLD; The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; Jurassic World—The Ride; Despicable Me Minion Mayhem; The Simpsons Ride; the signature Studio Tour, taking guests behind the scenes of movie and television productions; and more.
Stay tuned for more updates as construction gets underway.
Can joining Disney Vacation Club help you save on family travel? Well, David’s Vacation Club Rentals, a source for Disney Vacation Club rentals, can provide some insight. Disney travel experts like Melissa Mullett, director of operations, David’s Vacation Club Rentals, provided some tips and insider knowledge on how Disney Vacation Club works.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Does your road trip crew include young kids? We’ve been there, too, and know keeping everyone busy and entertained makes those long stretches of interstate much more peaceful.
In the market for new luggage? If you’re outfitting your entire family of travelers, you may want to check out some new offerings available at Target from travel brand Atlantic. Atlantic’s new line focuses on making travel more convenient with kiddos, and includes seven pieces to choose from, all made with durable, lightweight, sustainable materials (each item is made from up to 27 recycled plastic bottles).
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Norwegian recently launched the newest addition to its fleet, Viva, with a spectacular debut earlier this month. The ship, launched from Trieste, Italy, and finishing its inaugural run in Lisbon, Portugal, is the second in its Prima Class of ships, set to give family travelers the ultimate vacation experience.