The Secret Life Of Pets explored what our furry (and maybe not so furry) family members do when their owners are away. The first film was a massive success for both Universal and Illumination. So much so that they are following it up with a sequel.
And now, it can be considered to be even more of a success with Universal Studios Hollywood adding a ride based on the two films to their theme park.
“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” is an 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.
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. “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” will be located adjacent to the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” attractions.
“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 Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” opens in 2020. The Secret Life Of Pets 2 opens in theaters on June 7, 2019.