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Transformers: The Ride 3D reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Transformers: The Ride 3D, a simulator ride in New York at Universal Studios Florida. (The minimum height to ride is 40 inches.)

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Posted: March 29, 2014

The motion-base ride, based on the hit Michael Bay Transformers films, opened officially in June 2013, after successful debuts at the Universal Studios parks in Singapore and Hollywood. You're a new recruit on the NEST team, helping the Autobots defend Earth from the Decepticons. But before you finish training, you're rushed into battle with EVAC, a rookie Autobot, and told to take the Allspark -- the Transfomers' source of power — to safety. You can read more aboutTransformers: The Ride 3D in an interview with the ride's creator at the end of this section.

Readers' rating:

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51 votes, so far

I give it a commendable because of the outstanding technology used in this attraction. The one BIG beef I have with this is the action choreography is very much similar to The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man. I have not timed both rides, but I think the Transformers ride is longer. For me it just wasn't the WOW experience I got from Spidey the first (and subsequent)time on it. - Mark Hollamon

I hated this ride the first time I rode it. When I got off, I was angry. I felt as though they had just dropped another Spiderman in the park just with a different film and story. Also, I had waited in a 90 minute line for it. However then I went back later and rode it again. It really is different from Spiderman and is arguably more intense. Universal upgraded the technology and that's good. Maybe they're prepping for an eventual Spiderman closing? - Quentin Scruggs

And I thought Spider Man was awesome. On of the best rides at Universal, only second to the simpsons. If I didn't have universal express (thank you royal Pacific) I would have waited In the two hour line! 10/10 - Jaiden Cohen

My favorite ride in the country. It's action-packed and full of vivid visuals. The ride movement is incredibly realistic as it feels like you're really in the middle of a battle between giant robots. The special effects and actual physical sets within the ride compliment the action masterfully. Worth the price of admission by itself and it is THE must see ride in Orlando. - Manny Barron

Though it borrows much of Spiderman's tech, Transformers is, at this moment in time, the best ride on Universal Orlando property. It is so immersive that you actually feel as if you are in the city battling the autobots. Special effects, such as the wind rushing over you while you're at the top of the building, add so very much to the realism. And the Transformers battle music playing outside the military headquarters creates a remarkable ambiance. - Rob Pastor

This is an AMAZING ride, from start to finish. I was blown away by every aspect about it. The slow motion scenes also worked amazingly well, and I was expecting them to be a little silly. Honestly, this attraction is pretty much perfection. - Bryce McGibeny

I'm a big fan of the first film, and was really looking forward to this. I wasn't disappointed as such, but I didn't think it was as good as Spiderman, which is what it is naturally going to be compared to. I felt that Spiderman had more to look at and much more visual than Transformers. The end bit with Megatron was pretty good, but I still prefer Spiderman. Especially with the HD overhaul. On it's own, had I not ridden Spiderman, I'd probably say this was the best ride in Universal Orlando, but as I rode Spiderman first, I still prefer that one - James McGee

For what it is (state of the art 3D interactive ride), Transformers: The Ride 3D is very good. When you go on it the firs time, it seems great but it really doesn't warrant too many return visits because there's really nothing more to it than what you see. "The Simpsons" ride actually is better because it seems like there's something you didn't see the first time you went on it. Kids will love it. - Chris Connolly

This ride is AMAZING. Spidey has always been my favorite, but Transformers takes it to a whole new level. The 4K video is perfect and the motion simulation is way different than it's "sibling" at IOA. They feel like two completely different rides. Until I get to check out Gringott's, this is my favorite ride of all time. - N B

This ride is as everyone advertises it. SpiderMan on crack. This ride is one that should never be missed while youre visiting. Stunning visuals, awesome special effects, and just an awesome experience that you cant miss. You're right in the front lines of the battle between the Autbots and the Decepticons. The fun starts in the queue line as Ironhide introduces to the Decepiticons who will be featured in the ride. Definately worth every minute of the wait. Cant miss ride and now definately the headliner attraction at Universal Studios Florida! - Justin Knight

An absolutely wild ride that encompasses everything you've come to love about the Transformers films. Exciting and relentless, the experience never slows down* and you'll find yourself wide-eyed and mouth-open at some of the most incredible set pieces an attraction has contained. A perfect 10 for us and arguably the new king of Universal Orlando's lineup. * ...or does it? ;) - Joanna Hamilton

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