Transformers The Ride 3D
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.
Even across the country, Transformers just pales in comparison to its older brother, Spiderman. Transformers is fantastic for its nonstop action pace and pure excitement, but it really lacks any interesting practical sets. This isn't a problem since the ride accomplishes exactly what it wants to, but it makes the whole thing not particularly impressive. This is especially true with the amazing Harry Potter a few escalator rides away. Nonetheless, it is a simply fantastic simulator that everyone should check out. It is a much needed great attraction for the Universal Hollywood lineup. 9/10
This was a great ride up until Harry Potter's ride came out. With this one, the transition from screen to practical sets is jarring. The story for the ride itself doesn't really have a great climax, and is over before you know it. The robot arm in the ride is odd too. Just looks wrong.
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.