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Universal Studios Hollywood: 3D Glasses at Transformers ride seem to have a smaller viewing area.

From cynthia henisey
Posted November 10, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Just rode Transformers at Universal Studios Hollywood. Great ride. However, the 3-D glasses had very small lenses surrounded by big bands of black top and bottom. Wearing these over my prescription glasses, the black was just above eye level so it blocked most of my view. Even without wearing my glasses I found the viewing area too small which was a shame since the action is big and there are lots of things to look at. I don't have this problem at Star Tours or Midway Mania. Just thought it was odd of them to make such a small viewing area for these glasses.


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From Dominick D
Posted November 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Since these are the same glasses used at Spiderman and Despicable Me, I had trouble with them the first few times. They can fall off if they're not on good enough.

From Tony Duda
Posted November 10, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Yeah, I noticed that at Spiderman. I wear glasses and the 3D glasses seem smaller than previous ones.

From Amy Smith
Posted November 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM
If they're the exact same ones used at Orlando for Spiderman and Despicable then they cost $10 a pair - they're so small because bigger lenses would make them even more expensive! This is also why the team members at those attractions have to literally take them from your hands at the end of the ride if you don't give them up - Universal is losing $ every time someone walks out with a pair. The Shrek and T2 glasses have bigger viewing lenses but use older (and cheaper!) technology - each pair is under a dollar each for those.

From Dominick D
Posted November 10, 2012 at 3:17 PM
Amy, Star Tours uses the same projectors at Spiderman, DM, and Transformers, the glasses cost $10 to make too. The only difference is Universal has a tracking chip in each pair.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted November 11, 2012 at 6:34 PM
Actually the cost isn't the only reason. Another reason is forced perspective by forcing you to look at the screen through the small lenses makes the ceiling and walls around you almost nonexistent helping you get the feel of really being there. Also, I believe that Transformers is not insanely themed around and above the screen. (Anybody can correct that as I only think this to be true.)

From Dominick D
Posted November 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM
As far as I know, Transformers has no detail that isn't a screen until the end. For me, the glasses are a tight fit with my real glasses but I can see fine. Depends on the glasses size I guess.

From Amy Smith
Posted November 12, 2012 at 8:21 PM

From Mike Gallagher
Posted November 13, 2012 at 3:40 AM
I agree 100%, Amy. :)

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