Published: February 8, 2013 at 2:48 PMWhat, no option for the billion dollar gate crasher MyMagic+
Published: February 8, 2013 at 3:36 PMI 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.
Published: February 8, 2013 at 3:51 PMSo...
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....
Published: February 8, 2013 at 3:54 PMNeither opening changes my opinion, so neither.
Published: February 8, 2013 at 3:58 PMI'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.
Published: February 8, 2013 at 5:01 PMAs somebody who will be visiting Universal a lot anyway, I voted Antarctica. More excited for Transformers, but I'm more interested to ride Antarctica.
Published: February 8, 2013 at 5:26 PMSince it feels like Antartica here, I voted for Transformers.
Published: February 8, 2013 at 8:04 PMI 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!
Published: February 9, 2013 at 2:24 AMAntarctica.. It's something new where as transformers is a fun ride, you already know what your gonna see
Published: February 10, 2013 at 2:10 PMActually really looking forward Moe's opening in Universal Studios part of Springfield
Published: February 11, 2013 at 3:51 AMSpiderman 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.
Published: February 11, 2013 at 7:02 PMUm, 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...