There had been rumors for months that a new Transformers ride would be opening at Universal Studios Orlando and those rumors were confirmed by Universal November 1st. The ride will be a 3D experience and opens next Summer. The attraction will be located near the middle of Universal Studios Orland Florida, very close to the Shrek attraction.
Before the announcement there had been wide speculation on what the ride would include and what it would feature. We now know it will build on attractions like King Kong 3D and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, which were both created by the same team as the new Transformers ride. The ride is based off of Michael Bay’s Transformer’s franchise (sorry to all of those who hoped it would be based off the cartoon).
The ride will be two stories high and feature a 2,000 foot multi-level ride-track with Hollywood style special effects and have a similar ride system to that of Spider-Man, which is located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. There will be 14 different screens utilized to create a realistic environment. Universal describes the ride:
As the battle begins with Transformers: The Ride 3D, an immersive, next generation thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality. Fusing HD 3D media and flight simulation technology, this epic ride creates an experience unlike anything this planet has ever seen. Based on the popular movie franchise, this mind-blowing new Transformers adventure puts you in the middle of the ultimate war zone. Fight alongside Optimus and try to survive as you protect the All Spark from Decepticons over four stories tall. Remember, the future of the human race is counting on you. Prepare for the greatest battle you’ll ever ride.
Below is the announcement that was shown on big screens at Universal Studios