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Autobots, Megatron and the Decepticons come to Universal Studios Florida!

By April MacIntyre Nov 2, 2012, 18:25 GMT

Autobots, Megatron and the Decepticons come to Universal Studios Florida!

This thrill ride will debut this summer (2013) and joins my favorite, The Harry Potter Rides, as a new experience for fans.

Why is Orlando's Universal Studios so much more than the Hollywood location?

So many reasons. Mostly the dedicated crews, staff and artisans at the Florida theme park really outshine their sister parks year after year in their amazing Halloween Horror Nights attractions, creating haunted houses themed to top TV series that defy the imagination. 

This year saw the Walking Dead and Penn & Teller tied to the park in brilliant houses that scared the bejesus out of so many. The houses are always conceived immediately after each Halloween and a year is spent developing, designing and then casting for a Hollywood experience on the east coast.

Now they have augmented their already top notch attractions with "Transformers: The Ride 3D."

This thrill ride will debut this summer (2013) and joins my favorite, The Harry Potter Rides, as a new experience for fans.

 

From Universal:

The Hugely-Successful Attraction Will Now Be Featured at Three Universal Parks Worldwide

Guests Will Be Fully-Immersed in a TRANSFORMERS Adventure with Their Favorite

Universal Orlando Resort announced Thursday (11/1) that its next blockbuster attraction will be the widely-popular Transformers: The Ride – 3D. 

Universal worked closely with Michael Bay, the award-wining director of the “Transformers” film series and the ride’s creative consultant, to create an authentic experience that brings the non-stop action of the films to life.

The groundbreaking ride – created under license from Hasbro, Inc. and based on its iconic brand – will bring the intergalactic battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons to Universal Studios Florida in summer 2013.

Already a “must-see” at Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Hollywood, Transformers: The Ride – 3D is a mind-blowing, action-packed ride experience that you have to see to believe. 

You will come face to face with Megatron.  You will dodge explosions and attacks by the Decepticons.  You will fight to save mankind alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots.  It will be the greatest battle you’ll ever ride. 

The attraction combines the larger-than-life TRANSFORMERS characters and an exciting storyline with life-like HD CGI media, state-of-the-art 3-D technology and amazing special effects to place riders right in the middle of an epic battle between good and evil.

“Transformers: The Ride – 3D is the perfect addition to Universal Orlando’s thrilling theme park experiences,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative.  “The ride has already proven to be a hit at our Hollywood and Singapore parks, and we’re excited that Universal Orlando guests will soon be able to join the Autobots in the fight to save the world.” 

These films, television shows and merchandise have captivated millions of people all over the world. 

To date, three blockbuster films have been released – “TRANSFORMERS” (2007), “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” (2009) and “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” (2011) – grossing more than $2 billion combined worldwide at the box office.  The three films were directed by Michael Bay, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and released by Paramount Pictures. 

Transformers: The Ride – 3D is slated to open in summer 2013 at Universal Orlando.  The attraction will have one of the shortest build times in Universal history – making it one of Universal’s most ambitious projects ever. 

For more information about TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, visit www.prepareforbattle.com.

Why we love Universal Orlando Resort:

This is a spacious, unique destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. And chef Emeril Lagasse has a fab restaurant on site too! It’s the only Orlando destination where you can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter (my favorite ride), swing above the streets with Spider-Man, be transformed into a banana-loving minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride (I got a little too jarred up on that one) and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.  Universal Orlando Resort is an NBCUniversal company.

 

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