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 films, opened officially on June 20, 2013, after successful debuts at the Universal Studios parks in Singapore and Hollywood.
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
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 I. The two hour line! 10/10 - Jaiden Cohen
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
Spider-Man on crack. Bigger, faster, more intense. Nonstop vehicle motion and an incredible sense of simulated speed. Larger-than-life screens with vivid and clear projections. Eye-popping 3D. An fantastic experience and a new standard for themed attractions. - Josh Pearson
Amazing. Not only the best ride at Universal, but one of the best rides I've been on. Period. 10/10 - Dominick D
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