This coming Spring, Universal Studios Hollywood will open a new ride called “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash,” inspired by Illumination Studios’ hit animated films The Secret Life of Pets and The Secret Life of Pets 2. Better yet, the cast of the film will return to perform the voices of their characters for the ride, marking the first time they will perform for a theme park attraction.
The cast includes several talented actors, including: Patton Oswalt as Max, Kevin Hart as Snowball, Eric Stonestreet as Duke, Jenny Slate as Gidget, Tiffany Haddish as Daisy, Lake Bell as Chloe, Dana Carvey as Pops, Steve Coogan as Ozone, Chris Renaud as Norman, Hannibal Buress as Buddy, Bobby Moynihan as Mel, Jessica DiCicco as Princess and Tara Strong as Pickles.
“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” will be an immersive experience for park attendees, allowing them to take up the roles of stray puppies on a quest to find their forever homes on Adoption Day. It will blend live and dimensional animated characters with hyper-realistic media, including projection mapping that will bring guests into the hustle and bustle of New York City. The ride vehicles will be shaped like cardboard boxes, similar to where Max was first found as a puppy, and will take guests towards the Pet Adoption event where they will find their new homes. The ride also includes facial recognition technology that will help characterize guests as various stray puppies throughout the ride.
“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” will be located on Pets Place (formerly Baker Street), across from the “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” attractions.