Today We Will Find Out When The Transformers Ride Will Open At Universal

Morning Thrill Seekers,

Today is the day that Universal will finally officially confirm the opening date for the highly anticipated, Transformers the ride 3D!

Universal in the past have dropped hints about the Transformers ride via a host of photo clues and yesterday they released two further multi media teasers. The first a picture of Megatron was displayed on a building in downtown Orlando.


The second, a Cloverfields type video, depicting the arrival of Megatron.

For me I’m thinking the release date will be the 20th June 2013… Anyone else have any predictions?



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Universal Studios Announces Early Access To Transformers Ride

Hi Thrill Seekers,

Last night via their twitter account Universal Studios announced they will be offering early access to their park on the 29/03/13 and 30/03/13 in preparation to the full launch of the Transformers Ride 3d, the popular Theme Park home to Rip Ride Rockit and Revenge of the Mummy will open at 8am exclusively for the Transformers ride, the rest of the park will open at 9am as usual.

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The Transformers ride has proven very popular in California which prompted Universal to recreate the ride in Orlando at a cost of a reported $100 million.

Wikipedia describes the ride as

A dark ride consisting of vehicle-mounted motion platforms which follow a 2,000-foot-long (610 m) track. Throughout the ride, screens up to 60 feet (18 m) high project 3D images of various Transformers characters as the Autobots attempt to protect the All Spark from the Decepticons. Transformers: The Ride has been praised by media around the world with some stating it is one of the best theme park attractions in the world.

Universal insiders describe the ride as “Forbidden Journey on steroids”…. To be fair though they also described Forbidden Journey as “Spider-man on Steroids”…. I think they may have a problem 😉

Will you be there to take advantage of the early access?



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Universal Orlando 2012 Financials Solid

Morning Thrill Seekers,

Yesterday I reported on Comcast’s purchase of NBCUniversal transformers 3dincluded in the deal was Harry Potter’s favourite park, Islands of Adventure and the soon to be home of the Transformers, Universal Studios.

One of the more interesting parts of the press release was Comcast’s financials for 2012 in relation to it Theme Park revenue, here’s the breakdown;

  • Theme park revenue was up 4.8% for 2012 to nearly $2.1 billion from $1.98 billion in 2011.
  • Fourth quarter 2012 revenues were $520 million, up 4.5% from $498 million reported the year prior.
  • Operating cash flow at Universal finished the year strong with $953 million, up 9.9% from $867 million in 2011.
  • The quarter’s ending cash flow was $245 million, a 9.7% jump from $223 million in 2011.

Comcast must believe (as do I) that the future of Universal Orlando to attract footfall is strong. The addition of the Transformers Ride 3D this year should continue Universal’s impressive additions and if the rumours regarding the extension to the Wizarding World are true (and they are) 2014/2015 could be very strong.



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Universal Orlando’s Big Reveal Will Happen On The 1st November


Hi Thrill Seekers,

A lot of building work has been going on at Universal Orlando this year with not a lot of explanation… obviously the internet has been a wash with rumours regarding what’s actually been going on  but Universal have finally sent out media invites for a press conference due to happen on the 1st November at 19:30.

So what do we think will be announced….

Well here at Orlando Attraction Tickets we don’t like to get involved in ideal chitter chatter…… Pah! of course we do!!!

Back in 2011 we reported on the percieved extension of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and from what we’ve seen and heard we think this is pretty much a no brainer… The closure of Jaws pretty much sealed this exciting deal.

The second announcement that we believe Universal Orlando will make is the introduction of Universal Studios Hollywood’s flagship ride; Transformers The Ride 3D.

The Transformer themed thrill ride has been getting rave reviews in California, and with Universal keen to encourage footfall not just at Islands of Adventure but at Universal Studios as well, the Transformers ride could definitely provide that spark.

Here’s a look at the video for Transformers the Ride 3d at Universal Studio’s Hollywood to wet your appetite.

You can gain access to Universal Orlando with the following tickets.

So stay tuned on the 1st November to see which rumours Universal announce.



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Popeye and Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges At Universal Orlando

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges at Universals Islands of Adventure Orlando Florida is a Water ride,  splash and churn your way through the waterways of Sweet Haven you’ll sail through a variety of amusing scenes and different ways to get you wet, including a fully-operational barge wash and an Octopus Grotto where you’ll encounter an 18-foot tall, 14-foot wide octopus with 10-foot long tentacles. Don’t be surprised if you’re completely soaked when it’s all over!

Height to ride – 42″

Top Speed – Fast enough to get soaked!

Ride Duration – 6 mins

Attraction Tickets Review – Everyone WILL get wet on this ride – so get ready to splash! Riders can get an extra soaking from park guests firing water cannons

People who liked this ride also liked – The Hulk Ride at Universal Orlando Dr Dooms Fearfall at Universal Orlando and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-man at Orlando Universal

Pteranodon Flyers At Universal Orlando

Pteranodon Flyers at Universals Islands of Adventure Orlando Florida is a child orientated ride, riders are suspended beneath the 10-foot wingspan of a Pteranodon, a flying reptile thought to be one of the ancestors of today’s birds.

Height to ride – 36″

Top Speed – Family ride so not fast.

Height reached –

Attraction Tickets Review – Nice way for the children to get a birds eye view of the Jurassic area of the Islands of Adventure.

People who liked this ride also liked – The Hulk Ride at Universal Orlando Dr Dooms Fearfall at Universal Orlando and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-man at Orlando Universal

Jurassic Park River Adventure At Universal Orlando

Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universals Island of Adventures in Orlando Florida stats as a gentle glide around the beautiful Jurassic scenery, sail past the enormous Ultrasaurus, see a baby Stegosaurus and its mother and keep a look out for the Dilophosauruses, commonly known as “spitters.”

Suddenly you’re bumped off course and into a restricted section of the park… the Raptor Containment Area. The power to the fences is down. The raptors have broken loose! You ascend into the Environmental Systems Building as chaos unfolds around you. The lights are out. Raptors stalk your every move. And your only escape from the terrifying jaws of a towering T-rex is an 85-foot plunge in total darkness!

Height to ride – 42″

Top Speed – Family ride so not fast.

Height reached – 85 foot drop.

Attraction Tickets Review – Great atmospheric ride that lulls you in to a false sense of security right to the end…

People who liked this ride also liked – The Hulk Ride at Universal Orlando Dr Dooms Fearfall at Universal Orlando and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-man at Orlando Universal