TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D in Universal Studios Florida
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D is located in Production Central in Universal Studios Florida (USF). You'll know where to find it when you see the huge statue of Optimus Prime on top of the ride building.
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D Ride Description
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D is a motion simulator based on the Transformers films directed by Michael Bay. The ride incorporates many of the most popular transformers characters, including Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Ironhide, Ratchet, Megatron, Starscream, Devastator, and Sideways. There is also an important character named Evac, who doubles as the ride vehicle and the narrator for the ride story. Evac is assigned with the task of safely transporting you and the last shard of the Allspark (a special object that can create new Transformer life).
The ride begins when you enter the N.E.S.T. Base. It's virtually impossible to miss the N.E.S.T. building as you pass through Production Central in Universal Studios Florida thanks to the giant 28-foot statue of Optimus Prime perched on the top.
There are some interesting things to look at in the queue, and video monitors are placed strategically throughout to brief you on the actions of the good guys (N.E.S.T. and the Autobots) and the bad guys (Decepticons). At the end of the queue, you pick up a pair of 3D glasses and hop aboard EVAC.
The premise of the ride is simple: Decepticons have come to Earth to get their robot hands on the Allspark, and it's up to you and your fellow N.E.S.T. recruits to stop this from happening. As EVAC transports you down the 2,000-foot track, you find yourself caught in the middle of an intergalactic war. Audio effects, high definition projections, and motion simulation make it feel like things are crashing and exploding on all sides of you as the Transformers duke it out.
At the end of the ride, Optimus Prime thanks you for your bravery. The ride exits into the Supply Vault, where you can find lots of N.E.S.T. and Transformer related merchandise, including apparel, action figures, collectibles, and souvenirs.
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D Ride History
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D officially opened in June of 2013. The ride is located in Production Central in Soundstage 44, the former home of Murder, She Wrote Mystery Theatre as well as Hercules and Xena: Wizards of the Screen. Murder, She Wrote Mystery Theatre was an interactive show that opened with the park in 1990 and closed in 1996. Hercules and Xena: Wizards of the Screen, was a live show based on the Hercules and Xena series. It opened in the summer of 1997 and closed in September of 2000.
An Express Pass will allow you to skip the regular line for TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D.
Single Rider Line
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D has a single rider line.
Guests must be at least 40 inches tall to meet the height requirement for TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D. Supervision is required for guests between 40 and 48 inches.
To ride TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, guests must transfer from a standard wheelchair or electric conveyance vehicle (ECV) to ride seating. Closed captioning and assistive listening are available; devices should be obtained from Guest Services.
UO Fan Guide Ride Tip
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D and its queue are located entirely indoors, making this a great escape from the heat, rain, and other inclement weather. Wait times are shortest early in the morning and shortly before park close.
UO Fan Guide Mini Review of TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
If you have seen the Transformers films, then you can easily imagine what the Transformers ride is like. Things move at a non-stop, frenzied pace, which makes the entire experience feel rather action-packed. The simulator effects and the 3D are really well done and similar to those in The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man in Islands of Adventure.
The ride designers made brilliant use of the building that houses the Transformers ride - at one point, an elevator takes the ride vehicle from floor to floor. The queue is also nicely themed and makes the wait seem shorter than it actually is. This ride is a must-do if you enjoy simulators, especially if you are a Transformers fan.
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D Image Gallery
See pictures of the N.E.S.T building and the Supply Vault in this Transformers image gallery.
UO Guest Reviews Of TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D
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