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Universal CityWalk Celebrates Anniversary with Fast and Furious Event

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Universal CityWalk Celebrates Anniversary with Fast and Furious Event

In addition to the caUniversal CityWalk is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the release of the anticipated action crime thriller ‘Fast and Furious 6’ through a retrospective of eight prop cars from all six films in the hit film series. tTe event will also feature a life-sized wax figure of ‘Fast and Furious’ star Vin Diesel from Madaame Toussads.

The cars to be featured in the exhibit include the Dodge Daytona, Ford Escort and Flip car from ‘Fast and Furious 6;’ the Buick Grande National from ‘Fast and Furious;’ the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Mitsubishi eclipse Spyder and Mazda RX-7 from ‘2 Fast 2 Furious;’ and the 1970 Dodge Charger from ‘The Fast and the Furious.’

The retrospective will be held at 5 Towers on CityWalk, in front of the CityWalk AMC, at 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California. The event will be held before the 7pm fan screening of ‘Fast and Furious 6’ at CityWalk AMC on Thursday night. An elaborate 20-tier cake, punctuated by confetti canyons and a rendition of Happy Birthday from Midnight Red will keep the party going.

‘Fast and Furious 6’ will also screen at 10pm and midnight on Thursday. After the celebration, all the cars, except for the ‘Fast and Furious 6’ Flip cars, will return to Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday. Guests can view the cars at the theme park with the purchase of a general theme park admission ticket.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Universal CityWalk Celebrates Anniversary with Fast and Furious Event

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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