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Transformers: The Ride 3D

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Motion Base Ride
Minimum height to ride: 40 inches

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Imagine if you could cram all the action of a Transformers movie into one five-minute, 3-D package.

From the creative team that developed Universal Orlando's Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man comes the next generation in that motion-base, 3D ride technology. On Transformers, you'll be riding in EVAC, an Autobot who doubles as your ride vehicle. Together, you're charged with taking the Allspark shard to safety during a Decepticon attack.

But of course, things go terribly wrong, and you end up in the battle. Check out editor Robert Niles' review of Transformers: The Ride when it debuted in Singapore, and read his exclusive interview with ride designer Thierry Coup, who describes what to expect, in detail.

The ride opened May 25, 2012, with passholder previews starting in April.


I've never been on Spiderman, but Universal really outdid themselves on this ride. Undoubtedly a 10/10
Hands down the best theme park attraction in this country. The ride is non-stop action from the moment it starts and it never lets up. The visuals are crisp and the vehicle synchronization is perfect. The queue area is very well done and does an excellent job of setting up the ride. Truly amazing what Universal has done here and this ride alone is worth a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood.
I know nothing about the Transformers movies, but I did enjoy the ride. It was a unique experience-I have never been on a 3-D ride that ran on a track, and moved you around. It really felt like I was in a car and moving through the streets. I would say that this is a ride not to miss, but it would have been better had I seen the Transformers movies!
Having had the chance to go out to California recently, I went to USH, largely to ride Transformers before it opened here in Orlando (I live in Florida). Simply put, it was an amazing ride in and of its own right, but the biggest issue I had with it was that it doesn't really do anything that Spider-Man doesn't do. If I had ridden this ride before I road Spider-Man, I'd have probably given it a flat 10, but I feel that 9 reflects the entire ride - queue and all - in general. Definitely something not to miss!

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