Secret Life of Pets cast to reprise roles for new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

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The Secret Life of Pets cast will reprise their roles in Universal Studios Hollywood‘s new ride, ‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!‘ Stars voicing the attraction include Tiffany Haddish, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart and Steve Coogan.

The ride is opening in spring 2020 and will feature the voice talent of Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets and The Secret Life of Pets 2.

The cast of the attraction includes Patton Oswalt (Max), Kevin Hart (Snowball), Eric Stonestreet (Duke), Jenny Slate (Gidget), Tiffany Haddish (Daisy), Lake Bell (Chloe) and Dana Carvey (Pops).

Also voicing their characters are Steve Coogan (Ozone), Chris Renaud (Norman), Hannibal Buress (Buddy), Bobby Moynihan (Mel), Jessica DiCicco (Princess) and Tara Strong (Pickles).

Immersive ride is opening in spring 2020

Set in New York City, the immersive ride combines live, dimensional and animated characters with hyper-realistic media and projection mapping.

The innovative experience invites guests to assume the roles of stray puppies looking for their forever homes at a pet adoption event. Ride vehicles resemble cardboard boxes.

‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!’ uses state-of-the-art technology, combining facial recognition with enhanced gesture tracking.

It will be located on Pets Place, previously called Baker Street, adjacent to ‘Despicable Me Minion Mayhem’ and ‘Super Silly Fun Land’.

Guests become stray puppies in cardboard boxes

Karen Irwin, president of Universal Studios Hollywood, previously said it will “capture the essence of the popular film and invite our guests to live vicariously through some of their favourite characters”.

Elsewhere, the Orange County (Florida) Commission has voted to approve funding of up to $125m to help fund the extension of Kirkman Road to Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2023.

It’s thought the theme park will feature rides and attractions based on How to Train Your Dragon and The Secret Life of Pets. It may also have a Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Super Nintendo World.