Transformers: The Ride 3D (or Transformers: The Ride) is a kind of 3D rides that goes in complete dark, located Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Singapore, Universal Studios Florida and also is coming to Universal Studios Beijing. This ride is based on the Transformers film series and was made by Universal Creative, the research, and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts. Each of the equipment is reported to cost $100 million.
The attraction features motion platforms vehicles that follow a 610 meters’ track. Among the show, screens which height more than 18 meters show 3D pictures of different Transformers actors as the Autobots are in to protect the AllSpark from Decepticons.
After Transformers opened at Universal Studios Hollywood, Orlando Park interested to develop the ride at Universal Studios Florida. Building the new attraction began almost the next day. The park informed people that the show will be available in June 2013. At last on June 20, 2013, the show showed as public. Transformers: The Ride 3D had a festival in August 2013 because of One-Millionth Rider.
The ride has something to do with mortals being recruited by the quasi-military N.E.S.T. agency to aid and abet the good-guy Autobots alien robots in their epic battle against the bad-guy Decepticons robots. As N*E*S*TNon biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty) recruits, the visitors will find themselves on the front lines of an intergalactic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. They’ll fight alongside Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, trying to keep the AllSpark from falling into enemy’s hands. The line between fiction and reality will blur as epic high-definition 3D film fuses with flight simulation technology to redefine thrill rides.
Transformers: The Ride 3D Line And Pre-Show
On January 26th, 2020, it is predicted TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D to have a maximum wait time of 25 minutes at 12:15 pm. Also, it is expected to see the lowest wait-time be 5 minutes at 7:00 pm
Passengers come to the queue from the Central part Production in Universal Studios Florida Park. The first part of the line is a large set of switchbacks. The next part of the line is designed as a NEST base. A collection of signs and videos are housed in this section.
The videos show briefings from Ratchet, Ironhide, General Morshower and who tell that the Decepticons have arrived in the Earth to find the AllSpark and are planning to attack the NEST stations to recover the fragment stored there. To the last part of the line, riders will be given a pair of 3D eyeglasses.
Something clever conceits about the ride is that the machine that works as the ride’s vehicle itself is a transforming robot known as Evac. In addition to transporting riders on a mission to retrieve the AllSpark, Evac is a sentient being that can talk. He communicates with the N.E.S.T. commanders, relays information to the passengers, and acts as sort of a narrator for the journey.
When passengers come to the load station, they are grouped and get on the Evac, who is supposed to put the AllSpark in safety with useful help from several NEST guards (the riders).
Transformers: The Ride 3D, Ride Experience
The Decepticons, led by the cruel Megatron, are bringing this war to the city of Orlando while they are trying to take over the place of the AllSpark and destroy humankind. Passengers browse the attraction in the position of a N.E.S.T. guard, this show starts with showing Evac is going out of the loading station and rotates the vehicle. The machine gets close to one of 13 3D high-quality video projectors which depict Ravage stealing a box that contains the AllSpark.
Evac make turns 180° to watch the next screen which shows Bumblebee is battling sideways because of the AllSpark, which completed up in Evac’s place. Evac rotates to the first of two elevators which goes down to the next step of the ride. While going down, Optimus Prime fights Megatron and Blackout follows Evac which is furiously speeding in opposite until Blackout’s arm broke off by a vehicle. Megatron arrested Evac and the two other one until Megatron breaks a water pipe, which waters passengers with spray.
Evac enters away with dead-end before going out and rotates to see other TV, which is playing Megatron attacking with a missile at Evac while continue to kill Optimus. Hot air and fog illustrate the feeling of an explosion. Evac then goes through the big hole in a building that was made by the explosion. Inside lies Devastator, who was hardly trying to put everything out of the structure. Evac turns to run away this part and continues scaping even when the devastator stops. At this moment the Autobot Sideswipe give them a favor in the fight against the Decepticon Bonecrusher. Devastator comes back to the screen and attacks Evac just after the machine has activated his iron shields. Once escaped from Devastator’s back, Evac is blockade by Starscream using his hook-like tool. Starscream then throws him out several city parts before descending on building work and have collision to something which makes lots of fog that makes Evac ask the riders are they okay or not. Optimus Prime and
Megatron continues fighting in the building site as Evac goes away in an attempt to save the AllSpark. Starscream is shown for a second time but he followed away by 2 NEST helicopters. Evac then turns to another part where Megatron appears, reaching out for Evac. He is then impacted by Optimus who jumping from somewhere out of rider’s view, attacking Megatron and hold him on the edge of construction, and that is when Evac attacking towards Megatron, stops, and push the AllSpark into Megatron’s body that caused both of them to freefall to the floor when Megatron snatch Evac.
Bumblebee then saves Evac from destruction while he is playing James Brown’s song which says “I feel so good” before Optimus Prime can congratulate Evac and the passengers on what they did. The last thing riders can observe before leaving the attraction is the twisted wreckage of Megatron stuck in the ceiling near the exit door.
Exit And The Movie’s Things Store
When the show is done, guests get out of the Evac vehicle at a particular station. Before they exit the attraction, passengers can talk with the Transformers Supply Vault gift store operators, who are selling supplies from the Transformers movie series, include lots of different Transformers toys.
Transformers: The Ride 3D Quick Look
- Special Effects: As well as the motion-based vehicle, riders feel the wind, water, hot air, fog, air blasts, vibration, and smoke.
- Restriction: This attraction may be frightening for children and also has a minimum height requirement of 40 inches.
- Single Rider line: This attraction has a Single Rider line and also offers rider swap.
- Ride Rate: Transformers is one of the 12 best rides at Universal Orlando. It is rated as not to be missed.
- Ride Length: This isn’t as heart-stopping as a roller coaster but the long 4-minute ride is every bit as entertaining. I think it’s a step above where the other rides are so far and it’s a new way of making these rides. The happy smiles on the faces of visitors as the exit … say it all!
Facts and Figures
The ride spans 60,000 square feet. It features 34 custom-built screens that tower at heights of over 80 feet tall. Riders should wear breakthrough 3-D glasses which are far superior to traditional movie-going 3-D glasses. Attraction vehicles race along 2,000 feet of track at perceived speeds of 60 mph. Each vehicle weighs a hefty 12,000 pounds and holds 12 N*E*S*T recruits. It takes 5,000 WATTS of power to propel each vehicle.3-D-HD media will be shown onto 13 different screens at 5x the speed of a standard movie.15 different Autobots and Decepticons are featured within the ride
The entire ride is an impressive and convincing display of breaking down the barrier between fiction and reality. It also ranked in Universal’s most exciting rides. Although it couldn’t quite reach a complete 5-star rating. That being said, there is no actual high-speed movement and the storyline is no different than what is seen in the Transformers movies. Transformers make mild motion simulator excitements. People who are sensitive about motion sickness might feel unpleased (but closing their eyes should solve most problems). There are some out loud and frightening or delightful scenes that could frighten younger children, but the entire ride is virtual mostly. The trains never really go that quickly. It is a dark attraction with a train that is moving in harmony with the action scenes which are playing on movie screens.
Transformers characters now greeting guests Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Megatron now make regular appearances for guest meet-and-greets inside Universal Studios Florida. Although their hours are unpublished, they usually seem to come out between 10:00 am and 1 hour before park closing each day.