Friday, June 21, 2013

Transformers The Ride - 3D Now Open at Universal Studios Florida

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The wait for Transformers The Ride - 3D to open at Universal Studios Florida is over!  The attraction had its grand opening today, and put on quite a spectacle for visitors to the park.  There were celebrities, explosions, fighter jets, and more which created an excitement in the air over the new ride - literally.

Transformers "blends a powerful storyline, powerful technology, all-new hyper-real animation and massive sets into an action-adventure that grabs riders and does not let them go until the very last second," according to an official press release.  Riders join Optimus Prime and the Autobots as they battle evil in order to save the planet - mighty tall orders but I think there's plenty of folks willing to help out.  Using motion based vehicles that travel through two stories of high definition projections and scenery, Transformers has a wow factor that's hard to beat.

And it was built so quickly!  The attraction went up at the park and opened in just over a year, the fastest attraction of its size to ever be built at a Universal park.

Universal Orlando released this video of some of the opening ceremony - as you can see for a moment a full fledged attack was on.  No worries though, when you've got the Autobots on your side things will be just fine.

There's plenty of great coverage out there of the new attraction, including articles from the Miami Hearld and Inside the Magic.  It's amazing to see how many attractions the Universal Orlando resort has opened in the past few years - they've truly stepped up their game like never before.  And the future is just as bright!