Back to the Future... The Ride (1991)

Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi, Short  |  2 May 1991 (USA)
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Sitting in a flying DeLorean, the audience gets rocked when traveling through several times.


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Visitors to the "Institute of Future Technology" enter what they believe to be a tour of the facilities, but instead get involved in a chase through time to recover a time-machine stolen by Biff Tannen. Written by Steven Hunter <>

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Release Date:

2 May 1991 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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1.44 : 1
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Did You Know?


The DeLorean uses the "Gale-Zemeckis Coordinates," a reference of the writer of Back to the Future (1985) Bob Gale, and the film's director Robert Zemeckis. See more »


During one of the preflight videos Doc Brown mentions to the test subjects that Biff Tannen graduated Hill Valley High class of 1955. However, since Back to the Future clearly stated that he was still in school in November of 1955 the soonest he would have graduated was class of 1956. See more »


Biff Tannen: What are you lookin' at, butthead?
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Crazy Credits

Because this is presented as a ride "experience" and not a film, no credits are shown on screen. However, "directed by Douglas Trumball", "Music by Alan Silvestri", "Special Effects by ILM" and several other credits are posted on a plaque near the exit to the ride. See more »


Spun-off from Back to the Future Part III (1990) See more »

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Awesome and Fast-Paced!!
2 November 2001 | by (Jersey shore, USA) – See all my reviews

Step into the DeLorean, set the clock back to 1955, and hang on for you life!

"Back to the Future...the Ride" at Universal Studios, is based n the movie series "Back to the Future." Biff Tannen has stolen the time machine, and the audience along with Doc Brown, must recover it. In this fast paced adventure, audiences sit in a DeLorean and hang on for their life as they fly. Can you stop Biff???

I first rode "Back to the Future...The Ride" in March 1997 in Orlando, and was amazed by the action. I like "Back to the Future," so I was excited about riding this. The bad part: I was crammed between my mother and father, and 5 years ago, at age 14, I weighed 117 pounds at 5'4". This may not seem bad, but I was smashing into my dad the whole time, and my parents said because of my side and tendency to slide around they did not ride with me again. When I returned in April '99, I weighed about 8 pounds more and rode only with my brother I held on tight and only slid around a few times.

This is an amazing ride that will keep the audience excite all the way to the end. When in Orlando, please ride "Back to the Future." You will really enjoy it.

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