Just in time for National Pets Day Universal Studios has just announced that it will be adding a The Secret Life of Pets ride to it’s Los Angeles theme park.

Based on the 2016 hit film, The Secret Life of Pets ride will take visitors along for the adventure with a group of pets hoping to get adopted into their fur-ever homes. Alongside Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke, and some other animal friends, riders will assume the role of stray puppies as they zip along a track headed for the ultimate destination: a Pet Adoption event.

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! will combine live, dimensional and animated characters with hyper-realistic media as guests on board the ride vehicles are transported through the streets of New York City, hitting a variety of obstacles on their way to being adopted.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring another exciting Illumination movie-based ride to our guests,” said Karen Irwin, President and 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 new ride is set to open in 2020 at Universal Studios Hollywood and will be situated next to the “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” attractions. In the meantime the movie’s sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2, hits theaters this summer on Jun. 7, 2019.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Illumination via YouTube



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