If you’ve been waiting for just the right time to hop in Doc Brown’s eight-passenger De Lorean and help him bring Biff Tannen to justice, it’s no longer as simple as heading to Universal Studios Hollywood — as of 9:00 yesterday morning, Back to the Future: The Ride took its last passengers on American soil.
It was a ride whose time, arguably, had come and gone — though enormously popular at both Universal Studios theme parks during the ’90s, it was running at half capacity for months before shutting down in Florida earlier this year. Though its closure in Hollywood came with a little more fanfare — including a chance to win an ’81 De Lorean and an appearance by Christopher Lloyd, who seems to be making a pretty good living out of showing up at conferences and in commercials as Doc Brown — the parks needed to make room for Universal’s latest adventure, The Simpsons: The Ride.
Fortunately for Back to the Future fanatics who absolutely must experience the ride again, it’s still running in another location. Unfortunately for most of those fans, that location is in Japan.
The new Simpsons ride — which will, like its predecessor, use screens to create a simulator effect — is scheduled to open next spring.
Source: Yahoo! News