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The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! is a dark ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. It is located in the Upper Lot.[1]


Guests will assume the role of stray puppies and travel through bustling New York City streets in search of a forever home. Along the way, riders will encounter major characters from The Secret Life of Pets films.[1]



The conception of a Secret Life of Pets attraction began before completion of the first film.[2] Originally the attraction was to be a trackless dark ride focusing on the search for a missing pet. It would have been placed Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida, but development on the Florida version was postponed. Hollywood's version, meanwhile, was reworked to have a track, and it's story was revised.[3]

In July 2018, construction of The Secret Life of Pets dark ride began in the Upper Lot, replacing the Globe Theater.[4] On April 10, 2019, Universal Studios Hollywood officially confirmed the ride's existence and title.

The Attraction was set to open on March 27, 2020, However due to COVID-19, Universal Studios Hollywood temporary throughout 2020. The attraction officially opened on April 16, 2021, as part of the parks reopening.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hayes, Dade. "Universal Studios Hollywood Unleashes "Secret Life of Pets" Ride for 2020", Deadline, April 10, 2019. 
  2. Pedicini, Sandra. "Universal theme park division planning 'Secret Life of Pets' attraction", Orlando Sentinel, June 20, 2016. "We are doing -- we have started a Pets attraction even before the film comes out, which if the film doesn't do as well as I think, it will be painful,"
  3. Storey, Ken. "A "Secret Life of Pets" ride is finally headed to Universal, but don't expect it in Orlando anytime soon", Orlando Weekly, April 15, 2019. 
  4. 2021 - The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!. Screamscape.