It won’t be in the U.S. for several months yet but the ride is finally ready. Transformers The Ride will open at Universal Studios Singapore on December 3 and the 3D simulator has already been going through staff previews. One of those lucky enough to check out the ride provided a detailed description of the experience. Plus information on Evac, a old Autobot who wasn’t featured in the live-action movies but was exclusively rendered for this theme park attraction, has been revealed. All the Transformers goodness is after the break. Read More »
Movies getting made into huge theme park rides isn’t anything new. Star Wars was turned to Star Tours over two decades ago and just got a big reboot. Harry Potter has his own land, Spider-Man and The Simpsons have advanced 3D rides and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The next franchise to be turned into a massive attraction is Transformers as Transformers: The Ride is set to first open at Universal Studios Singapore in December 2011 and Universal Studio Hollywood in Spring 2012.
After the jump, we’ve got a few sneak peaks at the ride including some teaser footage and photos of the in-depth queue. Read More »
In October 2008, Universal Studios announced that they would be launching a theme park attraction based on Michael Bay‘s Transformers at the Hollywood and Singapore theme parks. The ride will use High Definition 3D footage, along with practical special effects and “stunning” robotics (ie expect giant animatronic robots) to “place humans in the middle of a war between the Autobots and Decepticons”. It is expected to use the same ride system of The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride from Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The new ride lasts five minutes, a quarter of a mile, with the ride vehicles rising to 60 feet in the air.
Last month Universal announced that 20-30 minutes of storytelling will be built into the queue, similar to the experience done at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in Orlando. We’ve previously posted concept art from the ride (we’ve included them after the jump if you didn’t see them way back when). This week a few concept images from the ride’s queue found their way online.
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