Readers' Opinions

From Phil B. on February 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM
What, no option for the billion dollar gate crasher MyMagic+
From James Rao on February 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Something innovative and original or something exciting but copied... tough choice.
From Duncan Henny on February 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM
I won't be going back to florida till sept 2014 but i can't wait to see what sea world has done with Antarctica.
From Melanie Howe on February 8, 2013 at 3:17 PM
Transformers will be fun, I'm sure, but the Antarctica ride sounds really special. However, I'm just as glad I won't be going to SeaWorld any time in the near future so the novelty (and crowds!) can wear off first :-).
From Tony Duda on February 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM
I plan on going on both this year but Transformers is a thrill ride and Antarctica is a family ride. I'm looking forward to Transformers much more. I love Spiderman and can't wait to see this version of that ride system. I don't care if it is a copy from other parks.
From David Brown on February 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM
So...

Transformers - basically Spiderman but with louder explosions. A virtual attraction which requires you to wear 3D glasses whilst being spun around a lot. Like being sat in a seat and slapped about the face with a wet fish for 5 minutes.

Or Antarctica - an innovative, immersive experience with variable thrill levels set within a real three dimensional environment populated with living breathing creatures.

I'm sure Transformers will be a blast but Antarctica is going to be different every time you ride it.

And it's got penguins....

No contest.

From Dominick D on February 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Neither opening changes my opinion, so neither.
From 98.117.50.239 on February 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM
I'm probably most excited and the most apprehensive for Antarctica. The ride system looks awesome though I'm concerned how much projection and special effects will be used since the production Turtle Trek and Europe left a lot to be desired.

99% of Orlando tourists haven't been on Hollywood's Transformers and the both penguins and giant robots should be a big draw.

From Richard Faraci on February 8, 2013 at 5:01 PM
As somebody who will be visiting Universal a lot anyway, I voted Antarctica. More excited for Transformers, but I'm more interested to ride Antarctica.
From 173.76.215.77 on February 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Since it feels like Antartica here, I voted for Transformers.
From 206.29.182.143 on February 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM
I voted Antarctica because it seems to be the freshest and more innovative attraction, and real life immersion is always better than virtual reality. Transformers, although a fantastic experience is essentially a better Spiderman and the third copy of this ride so far. And ILM (ironically now owned by Disney) really outdid themselves with the visual effects. Its definitely one of the the best motion simulator attraction ever built imo, closely following or tied with star tours. But since star tours has variable experiences, and interactive elements its definitely the more rerideable. Nonetheless you guys are in for a real treat with transformers. I hope Antarctica lives up to the hype as sea world has yet to prove itself to be a contender in the Disney/universal playing field. If it could play with the big boys that'd be yet another huge win for us, the consumers!
From 66.87.88.79 on February 9, 2013 at 2:24 AM
Antarctica.. It's something new where as transformers is a fun ride, you already know what your gonna see
From robert morris on February 10, 2013 at 2:10 PM
Actually really looking forward Moe's opening in Universal Studios part of Springfield
From 216.53.141.3 on February 11, 2013 at 3:51 AM
Spiderman is significantly superior to Transformers. Irrespective of if you have experienced the attraction in USH (which I am fortunate to have seen last September) if you've ridden the new enhanced Spiderman, you will be disappointed. Antarctica, at least, seems far less derivative and the live penguins / ride system differentiate it from other Orlando attractions.
From Mark Kausch on February 11, 2013 at 7:02 PM
Um, let's see. Original or clone. Original or clone. Well...

Neither of these will get me out to Florida this year, but I'd rather see Antarctica. And the reason I won't be out is the same as most every other year - lack of funds.

Hopefully, I'll be able to see Antarctica in San Diego not too far off. And since Transformers is in LA...