"Transformers: The Ride 3D" Opens at Universal Orlando
This May 31, 2013, Universal Orlando gave the order to send in the recruits to assist the Automats as the doors to Transformers: The Ride 3D were opened to the public for the first time.
The ride doesn’t officially open until June 20, 2013, but after completing its impressively fast construction in under a year’s time, Universal was ready to reveal this engineering feat a few days after the busy Memorial Day weekend. Following two days of successful technical rehearsals with Universal’s employees / team members and this morning’s installation of a massive 28-foot-tall Optimus Prime statue above the attraction’s entrance, Universal Studios Florida guests were allowed inside the new ride tonight, beginning just after 7p.m. for a soft opening lasting through park closing at 9 p.m. Video tour here under.
6-Minutes Video Tour
A Better Version
Transformers: The Ride 3D is not new. It first opened at Universal Studios Singapore in 2011, then duplicated at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2012. Now, using the same crews of artists, engineers, and other talented workers, Universal Studios Florida has debuted the best version of the three, using the latest developments in 3D projection technology to bring the robots in disguise to life at full size via 60-foot-tall screens mixed with real sets and practical special effects. The Orlando version of the ride is nearly identical to that of Hollywood.
The basic plot is the same, as is the vast majority of the ride. The queue has been reconfigured to fit the new building’s space, with no long hallways like in California, instead featuring more back-and-forth winding - but room-by-room it still follows the same style and story.
Source: InsideTheMagic (with lots of pictures and videos).