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Universal CityWalk Turns 20, Features Cars from ‘Fast & Furious’ Films



Did you see the ridiculous opening weekend for Fast & Furious 6? $120 MILLION…crazy given it’s the sixth movie in a series.  And, c’mon…you know you like them…

As luck would have it, Universal CityWalk celebrated its 20th birthday with a blockbuster-worthy bash that drives flashy street racers from Universal Pictures’ “Fast & Furious” films to park at CityWalk in time for the much-anticipated movie opening weekend and the launch of the summer blockbuster season.  A life-sized wax figure of Vin Diesel from Madame Tussauds Hollywood will also share the spotlight with the “Fast & Furious” cars.

A retrospective of eight original, souped-up prop cars, including three from “Fast & Furious 6” will be staged at “5 Towers” on CityWalk to help get the birthday party started.  With an exciting slate of blockbuster movies poised to reign over Hollywood this summer, Universal CityWalk will become LA’s blockbuster movie destination where guests can join the fun and see the latest hit movie for only $2 in parking or ‘Movie Buffs to Park for $2 Bucks.’

The arrival of an elaborate 20-tier cake, punctuated by confetti canons and a lively Happy Birthday rendition from the popular band,Midnight Red, will keep the momentum going. Midnight Red will also headline CityWalk’s free “Summer Music Spotlight” concert series at “5 Towers,” beginning June 29.

The following “Fast & Furious” cars will be on display as part of CityWalk’s 20th Birthday Bash. Pretty darn cool… (Note:  All but the “Fast & Furious 6” “Flip” cars will return to their original display areas at Universal Studios Hollywood beginning on Friday, May 24, where guests can view them with the purchase of a general theme park admission ticket.)

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By Bill Sweeney

Bill is a guy that's been working at home since 2008. What does that mean? It means he runs a business, has a blog, takes care of the kids and house, and doesn't really have much more time left in the day. Piece of cake, but wouldn't have it any other way.

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