Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening on April 16, 2021, with a new ride. ‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash’ is inspired by Illumination’s film, ‘The Secret Life of Pets.’

The attraction is located in Pets Place at Katie’s apartment in New York City. The cars resemble cardboard boxes. Once inside the boxes, guests are taken on a journey across New York City, where they will meet a total of 64 animated figures brought to life with projection mapping and hyper-realistic media. The characters are programmed to be mobile and can tilt their heads and curl their ears.

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash also features state-of-the-art optical enhanced gesture-tracking technology designed to identify each rider as one of 15 puppies that have gone astray.

Karen Irwin, president and CEO of Universal Studios Hollywood, commented on the challenges of the last year: “It has been a very challenging year and we are overjoyed to have arrived at this moment.

“We are incredibly thrilled to finally be able to open Universal Studios Hollywood, return team members to work and welcome guests back to enjoy our amazing rides,” Irwin added.