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.)
Written by Robert Niles
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.
A deeply immersive experience that would have scored higher had it not been so similar so spiderman. 9/10 - Jonathan Katz
Incredible dark ride that uses the same ride technology as the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman at IOA. This ride is absolutely stunning but, in my opinion, is not quite as good as Spiderman. 10/10 - Brendan Sutton
Great ride with kick-ass use of 3D and simulator vehicle for a thrilling experience. - Christopher Sturniolo
Though it borrows much of Spiderman's tech, Transformers is, at this moment in time, one of the best rides 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
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
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