Universal Orlando announces June 20 debut for Transformers, plus a contest to win a trip to the opening
Written by Robert Niles
Universal Orlando today announced that its version of Transformers: The Ride 3D will open on June 20. Universal's also running a contest on its Facebook page, giving away a trip to the grand opening.
Universal announced yesterday through a promo video that it would make the opening date announcement today:
This morning, "Prepare for Battle June 20" appeared at the top of the building in Orlando, tipping off everyone in the area of the specific opening date, which Universal has now confirmed via its Facebook page.
At Theme Park Insider, we've been all over the Transformers ride since the original version opened in Singapore in December 2011. We were the only US-based media outlet to cover that opening, and we've continued to follow Transformers with an exclusive first interview about the ride with its designer, a pre-opening walk-through of the Hollywood version of the ride, and by breaking the news that Transformers would be coming to Orlando.
Universal's built the Orlando version of the ride in record time, with ground-breaking just last summer. Universal insiders report that the ride's just about reading for employee testing, and that soft opens for the public could be happening within the next few weeks.
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