“The Secret Life of Pets” Ride is Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood is getting a brand new attraction! “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” will be opening in 2020 adjacent to “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” in the upper lot of the park.

The new attraction will be based on the 2016 Illumination movie and its sequel that will be released this summer. According to Universal, in the “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.”

Considering The Secret Life of Pets is a computer animated film, it shouldn’t come as a shock that this attraction will make some use of screens, but it won’t be completely reliant on them. Universal says that 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.”

Karen Irwin, President and COO of Universal Studios Hollywood says, “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.” That answers the question on whether or not this attraction will also be launched at Universal Orlando Resort, but if it’s popular enough then who knows what could happen. If it remains exclusive to the park, it helps keep both United States parks more diverse and equally worth traveling for.

What do you think about The Secret Life of Pets coming to Universal Studios Hollywood?

  • Blueslegend

    Excellent news. But is there a height restriction? Harry my KC Spaniel is only 16 inches!

  • I can’t get the image of the dogs sniffing their bums. Maybe that’s in the ride?