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Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D

Transformers News: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 2:10PM CDT

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Life-Size Optimus Prime Prepares for Battle Atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D

Optimus Prime is ready for battle – towering above the entrance to Universal Orlando Resort’s highly-anticipated, blockbuster attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D. The addition of the authentically-sized leader of the Autobots Thursday morning, May 30, 2013 is one of the finishing touches to the attraction. Optimus Prime stands guard at 28 feet tall and nearly nine tons, beckoning recruits to join the resistance against the invading Decepticons. The mind-blowing, action-packed thrill ride, which was constructed in record time, officially opens June 20 at Universal Studios Florida.

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Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D


While Seibertron.com hasn't been to Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Orlando Resort yet, we did get a chance to visit Universal Hollywood Studios last year. If you want a good idea of what to expect in Orlando, you can view our coverage and tons of photos from Universal Hollywood Studios by clicking here.
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Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1491441)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 30th, 2013 @ 2:42pm CDT
That is freakin' sweet. I would go just to see life-sized OP. :D
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Posted by griftimus prime on May 30th, 2013 @ 2:58pm CDT
waaay better than the crappy costumes they have. although with a 4th movie coming out with a new looking prime. whats the point of this thing?
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 30th, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:waaay better than the crappy costumes they have. although with a 4th movie coming out with a new looking prime. whats the point of this thing?
It's how he looks in the actual ride, duh.
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Posted by sdn1337 on May 30th, 2013 @ 4:06pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:That is freakin' sweet. I would go just to see life-sized OP. :D


Me too. I think if I was there at the moment, I'd be compelled to climb up there just to stand next to Prime.

I would stand next to Optimus valiantly. :BOT:
Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1491471)
Posted by Overloaded on May 30th, 2013 @ 4:44pm CDT
Where are his wings ?
Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1491475)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 30th, 2013 @ 4:50pm CDT
Overloaded wrote:Where are his wings ?
What wings?
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Posted by El Duque on May 30th, 2013 @ 5:33pm CDT
The Optimus Prime and Bumblebee walk around characters took a break from Universal Studios Orlando last night to visit Marlins Park. The pair accompanied Timothy Stahlsmith as he threw the ceremonial first pitch in last night's game versus the Tampa Bay Rays thanks to the Give Kids the World Foundation. They remained on hand to take pictures with fans throughout the game. Video footage can be found on Yahoo! Sports by clicking here.

Image courtesy of the Marlins Instagram:

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Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1491488)
Posted by remmolacha on May 30th, 2013 @ 6:22pm CDT
Reminds me this guy:
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Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1491491)
Posted by Bouncy X on May 30th, 2013 @ 6:55pm CDT
its too bad its outta reach, imagine the awesome photo op that could bring for visitors. granted at full size, you'd look like paris hilton's dog in comparison in the photo but it would still be cool. :P
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Posted by d_sel1 on May 30th, 2013 @ 10:19pm CDT
El Duque wrote:The Optimus Prime and Bumblebee walk around characters took a break from Universal Studios Orlando last night to visit Marlins Park. The pair accompanied Timothy Stahlsmith as he threw the ceremonial first pitch in last night's game versus the Tampa Bay Rays thanks to the Give Kids the World Foundation. They remained on hand to take pictures with fans throughout the game. Video footage can be found on Yahoo! Sports by clicking here.

Image courtesy of the Marlins Instagram:

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Now, we (Ranger's fans) need a healthy Giancarlo Stanton to transform into a Texas Ranger without Jurickson Profar transforming into a Miami Marlin!
Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1491568)
Posted by Overloaded on May 31st, 2013 @ 2:44am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Overloaded wrote:Where are his wings ?
What wings?


From transformers 3
Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1491593)
Posted by El Duque on May 31st, 2013 @ 7:46am CDT
Our friend Ricky Brigante with Inside the Magic is reporting that last night was the "soft" opening for Transformers: The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Orlando. Full coverage can be found at Inside the Magic by clicking here. We've embedded his videos below.


Detailed queue walkthrough with queue videos (no ride):

Full ride (queue highlights):

Detailed queue walkthrough and full ride:
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Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on May 31st, 2013 @ 9:31am CDT
remmolacha wrote:Reminds me this guy:
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Totally reminds me!!! *Offtopic* was this pic taken in DR?
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Posted by El Duque on June 7th, 2013 @ 1:17pm CDT
You could win a trip to Universal Orlando Resort! Experience all the action, thrills and excitement of Universal’s two amazing theme parks, including the epic new TRANSFORMERS: The Ride–3D, opening Summer 2013. Prepare for the greatest battle you’ll ever ride! Details at http://www.amazon.com/toys


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Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1494138)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2013 @ 12:52pm CDT
Overloaded wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Overloaded wrote:Where are his wings ?
What wings?


From transformers 3
You mean the ones that weren't a part of his body? It was just a jetpack.
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Posted by Va'al on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:02pm CDT
The Universal Orlando Resort Facebook page is trying to set off a new internet craze to promote the opening of the Transformers: The Ride 3D attraction: Optimus Priming! Take a look below at how you could feature on the Facebook cover photo of the grand opening, by simply striking a pose.

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Be part of the next internet craze, Optimus #Priming! Show us you’re ready for TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D by replicating the iconic Optimus Prime pose and SHARE your own #priming photos to our Facebook wall. If selected you could be one of the lucky fans that will be featured in our Facebook cover photo on grand opening day, June 20.

To follow the #Priming craze follow our new tumblr blog here: http://optimuspriming.tumblr.com/
Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1495309)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:37pm CDT
*just shakes his head*
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Posted by Yweggo on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:59pm CDT
"Iconic"? What do they mean iconic? I don't think he ever did that in the movies.


Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Posted by SlyTF1 on June 14th, 2013 @ 4:27pm CDT
Yweggo wrote:"Iconic"? What do they mean iconic? I don't think he ever did that in the movies.


Please correct me if I'm wrong.


"Today, in the name of freedom, we take the battle to them!"

He didn't have his blade extended when he said it, though.
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Re: Life-Size Optimus Prime atop Universal Orlando Resort’s TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D (1496516)
Posted by SpaceSkull on June 19th, 2013 @ 12:16pm CDT
Any idea the wait for this thing. Going to try and see it while i am down there but I fear the lines will be awful.
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Posted by SlyTF1 on June 19th, 2013 @ 12:28pm CDT
I think I might be going to this thing tomorrow.
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Posted by SpaceSkull on June 19th, 2013 @ 8:20pm CDT
Let us know what you think. I'm curious.
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Posted by SlyTF1 on June 19th, 2013 @ 8:38pm CDT
Anyone know when the opening starts? Because I probably won't even get there until damn 8 PM. I don't want to miss it.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 19th, 2013 @ 11:36pm CDT
I'm here in Orlando for the event. We had a special reception and got to ride the ride and shop at the store earlier in the evening. The grand opening commences in the morning and we shall be there.

SlyTF1 wrote:Anyone know when the opening starts? Because I probably won't even get there until damn 8 PM. I don't want to miss it.
The Grand Opening is a Red Carpet event that is VIP-only, meaning one would have had to be invited to attend. The event commences at 10am.
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Posted by That_Guy on November 4th, 2013 @ 7:53am CST
I finally got to ride it............I know months later, killed two birds with one stone with going on the final night of Halloween Horror Nights. Loved it, as my wife would look at me from time to time and see my face lit up. Was a bit disappointed there wasn't energon and the glasses. I asked people who worked there where they were and only got the deer and the headlights look. I did get the ridiculously large Op souvenir water bottle. Is it not in Orlando yet?