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Robert Niles

Universal Orlando announces June 20 debut for Transformers, plus a contest to win a trip to the opening

Published: May 2, 2013 at 9:05 AM

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.

Transformers Orlando

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.

Replies (4)

Brian Emery

Published: May 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM

The Best Promo Ever!!!

Published: May 2, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Just what we need...something else to distract the already bad drivers in Orlando.

In fact, give it a couple of weeks and we will have enough wrecks on that section of I-4 that we can throw those cars down on the sidewalk too. Universal could have had those for free...LOL

Tracy Bates

Published: May 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I saw the sign today on I-4, but didn't have my camera handy to get a picture of it.

Published: May 3, 2013 at 3:08 AM

Did the competition get pulled? The link doesn't go to a competition page and I can't see a competition mentioned on their Facebook page?

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