Love the “Transformers” movie franchise? Then you’ll probably love “Transformers: The Ride 3D”. At least, if you find yourself at Universal Studios Hollywood. The ride opens to the public today, and in anticipation of that opening, Universal Studios Hollywood will be extending its park hours on Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28, opening at 7:30 a.m. for early access to the ride.
As Universal Studios Hollywood’s most ambitious ride ever, “Transformers: The Ride-3D” fuses original 3D-HD media, elaborate flight simulation technology and cutting edge special effects with spectacular action sequences and an inventive storyline to immerse guests in the action-packed world of TRANSFORMERS.
A technological achievement, this pulse-pounding breakthrough thrill-ride propels guests along 2,000 feet of ride track, where they are surrounded by 14 gigantic screens, many fully engulfing them at heights of 60 feet.
Helmed by a roster of Hollywood heavyweights, this monumental tour de force was a collaboration between, creative consultant and filmmaker Michael Bay, the Oscar-winning technical luminaries at Industrial Light & Magic, the TRANSFORMERS brand stewards at Hasbro, Inc. and the award-winning, progressive and inspired minds at Universal Creative.
In attendance for the ride’s opening day celebration were celebrities Steven Spielberg, Judd Apatow, Anthony Anderson, Glenn Morshower, Frank Welker, and Peter Cullen. Along with, of course, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime in both vehicle and robot form. What, no Megan Fox or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? What a gyp.
You don’t actually get to see what the “Ride” itself is, unfortunately, but apparently it’s a “ride through a bunch of 3D stuff happening right at you” type of ride.