Universal Studio’s Orlando Confirms Transformers Ride For Summer 2013

It’s just coming up to midnight Thrill Seekers and I’ve just finished listening to Universal Studio Orlando’s big announcement….

What was actually one of the worlds worse kept secrets was confirmed; Universal are building the Transformers Ride in Orlando for release in the summer of 2013… And we are guessing July!

Here’s Universals video announcement

So with despicable me!, the extension of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and now the arrival of Transformers the Ride, Universal Orlando are looking pretty healthy…



Transformers: The Ride 3-D – Video

An Impressive Next Generation Thrill Ride now open at Universal Studios California!

Blurring the line between fiction and reality. Fusing HD 3D media and flight simulation technology, this epic ride creates an experience unlike anything else!

Based on the popular movie franchise (Transformers) and created by the team that developed Universal Orlando’s Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man comes the next generation in that motion-base, 3D ride technology. The mind-blowing new Transformers adventure puts you in the middle of the ultimate war zone.

Transformers: The Ride 3D which opened on the 24th May, transports the rider middle into the middle of an all out, no holds barred battle between the AutoBots (the good dudes) and the Decepticons (the bad dudes) You’ll Fight alongside Optimus Prime as you ride in EVAC, an Autobot who doubles as your vehicle. Together, you’re charged with taking the Allspark shard to safety during a Decepticon attack. However things don’t go according to plan and you end up in an awesome battle.

The ride combines impressive 3D imagery with full scale hi-tech sets to offer an amazing thrill ride. The attraction is based on Michael Bay’s Transformers films. The great thing about this ride is that you don’t need to be a fan of Transformers or even know what a transformer is to be able to enjoy it. While boarding the whole story will be explained to ensure you are up to speed.

To give you a little taste of what’s in store please see the following advert



Now for the nerdy bit…

Ride Stats

Located: Universal Studios Hollywood
Area: Lower Lot
Cost: US$100 million
Opening date: 24 May 2012
Replaced: Backdraft
Attraction Type: 3-D Special Effects Ride
Designer: Universal Creative Industrial Light & Magic
Theme: Transformers
Riders per vehicle: 12
Rows: 3
Riders per row: 4
Duration: 4:30
Height restriction: 102 cm (3 ft 4 in)


If anyone out there has ridden the new Transformers ride please get in touch and share the experience,




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