5. Fast & The Furious: The Ride
The Fast and the Furious franchise - an enormously popular series of movies which centre on illegal street racing and heists - is distributed by Universal Pictures and the company therefore has the rights to its name. Indeed, there already was an attraction based on the franchise in Universal Studios Hollywood - "The Fast and the Furious: Extreme Close-Up" was a demonstration of some of the effects used in the movies - but it has since been shut down. Given that Universal Studios in Orlando is lacking in genuine thrills (it has a few, but not many), a ride based on the franchise could be a great idea. Using something like Test Track at Disney's Epcot as inspiration, the ride could be car-based (whereby the cars are fixed to the track) and could offer thrills on a flat track - because if Test Track proved anything, there's no need for such rides to go upside down to provide thrills. Perhaps a race element could be utilised, reminiscent of Universal's own Dragon Challenge (formerly Duelling Dragons). It would be incredibly current and popular and would offer something different to Universal's existing attractions.