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Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction"

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 9:04PM CDT

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Seibertron.com's tour of Universal Studios Hollywood's Transformers The Ride 3D
Part 1: The Main Attraction


(Click here to view Part 2: Stores, Merchandise and Products)

About 10 days ago, I had the opportunity to visit Universal Studios Hollywood to check out the exciting new Transformers The Ride 3D. Before I forget, I would like to give Universal Studios a very special thank you for the promotional tickets so that I could provide all of you with content on Seibertron.com in the form of a review, pictures, and videos. First off, the ride was incredible. I've never been to a Universal Studios theme park before and had never been on a ride that submerses you indauto a visual environment that makes you feel like you are part of whatever you're watching. Having been raised in Michigan, I grew up spoiled with Cedar Point and never felt a need to check out other amusement parks. Little did I realize what I was missing out on.

Upon arriving at Universal Studios Hollywood, I was instantly struck by how much "Transformers" had infiltrated the theme park. Transformers were everywhere. One of the first things I saw after walking into Universal Studios from the Jurassic Park parking lot, was a giant sign of Optimus Prime promoting Transformers The Ride.

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After obtaining our tickets, we noticed that we had one of each of the four primary Transformers characters from Transformers The Ride: Megatron, Optimus Prime, Evac, and Bumblebee.

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All of the maps for Universal Studios featured the Transformers.

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My family posing with Bumblebee

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Upon entering the building that houses the Transformers The Ride, you walk into a N.E.S.T. environment, complete with sounding alarm and details from the Transformers world everywhere. Everything is covered with Transformers stuff, symbols, whatever it takes to make you feel like you are part of the Transformers world. As you walk down several corridors, you end up where you board your own personal "Evac" (the vehicle form of the Transformers Autobot character in which you "ride").



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At this point, I was asked to stop filming and photographing and for good reason since the 3D visuals during the ride just wouldn't look good with my camera to show all of you. This was fine since I was in for an incredible experience. Transformers The Ride truly made me feel like as if I was part of the Transformers battle that unfolded before my eyes. When Megatron grabbed hold of "Evac", I felt like he had latched onto both sides and was going to toss us. The 3D really immerses you into the Transformers world and I'm sure it helps build the illusion in your mind that you are actually part of what you're seeing. I was blown away. It was an awesome ride. My only disappointment was that I wasn't able to get right back on and do it all over again (our front of line pass only let us go to the front of the line once ... and there was an 85 minute wait if we wanted to do it again).

After the ride, we decided to cool off by trying one of the Energon drinks. I did a fun little review of it YouTube-style which you can view below. Just a quick note, the Energon drink actually tasted more like Orange Creamsicle to us instead of Hi-C Orange (just said the first "orange" thing that came to mind).

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Credit(s): Universal Studios Hollywood
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Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404230)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on July 25th, 2012 @ 9:42pm CDT
WWWWWWAHOOOO
I WANNA GOOO!!!!!!!
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404242)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on July 25th, 2012 @ 10:27pm CDT
Those drinking glasses with the metal Autobot logos look sweet.
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404253)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 25th, 2012 @ 11:52pm CDT
Those Arcee shirts are pretty good. I also noticed there wasn't a million BB figures on the pegs there. :P
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404281)
Posted by noctorro on July 26th, 2012 @ 2:44am CDT
That Arcee shirt is soooooooo cute. Wish I dated men :s
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404319)
Posted by Tiki Prime on July 26th, 2012 @ 6:30am CDT
Look at all the Vehicons on the pegs....Now if i could only find one here. :sad:

oh well... I will so be there when the ride opens up here in Florida! :grin:
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404328)
Posted by Trikeboy on July 26th, 2012 @ 7:05am CDT
=P~ I could happily go backrupt in that store 8-}
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404343)
Posted by Ghost Starscream on July 26th, 2012 @ 7:59am CDT
I'll be there in about 4hrs :D :CON: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404362)
Posted by tmk9883 on July 26th, 2012 @ 8:54am CDT
Tiki Prime wrote:Look at all the Vehicons on the pegs....Now if i could only find one here. :sad:


You know those figures gotta have a major markup.
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404367)
Posted by Tiki Prime on July 26th, 2012 @ 9:06am CDT
Ghost Starscream wrote:I'll be there in about 4hrs :D :CON: :KREMZEEK:


Let us know how much they are charging for the RID figures. ;)
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404472)
Posted by Seibertron on July 26th, 2012 @ 12:14pm CDT
tmk9883 wrote:
Tiki Prime wrote:Look at all the Vehicons on the pegs....Now if i could only find one here. :sad:


You know those figures gotta have a major markup.


$27!
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404575)
Posted by redoutlander on July 26th, 2012 @ 5:16pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
tmk9883 wrote:
Tiki Prime wrote:Look at all the Vehicons on the pegs....Now if i could only find one here. :sad:


You know those figures gotta have a major markup.


$27!


Only $27!! That's the cheapest I've seen one for sale I just want to find one for less than $45
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404587)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 26th, 2012 @ 6:32pm CDT
I'm heading to California at the end of August. I was debating going to Universal, since it would be out of the way, but this just convinced me.

Also, growing up in Northern Ohio, I was also spoiled with Cedar Point, though I did go to Orlando about 10 years ago and went to Universal. I wasn't really impressed. Cedar Point is a very fun place, not a lot of others can substitute.
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404700)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 27th, 2012 @ 1:26am CDT
Hey redoutlander!? If your way the hell up in Alaska and need figs, ya just gotta ask man! We'll hook ya up. You don't need to go and pay 40 bucks or more for a fig!
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404859)
Posted by alternator77 on July 27th, 2012 @ 3:11pm CDT
gotta agree the ride was awesome!! and the 3d was truly incredible.

the main store just outside the ride also had some IDW novels and all 4 volumes of AHM in that big center display area in the middle of the store. even saw the new prime stuff and managed to snag a megatron pillow for my nephew. definitely a great show.
Re: Seibertron.com's tour of Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood - Part 1: "The Main Attraction" (1404863)
Posted by Seibertron on July 27th, 2012 @ 3:17pm CDT
alternator77 wrote:gotta agree the ride was awesome!! and the 3d was truly incredible.

the main store just outside the ride also had some IDW novels and all 4 volumes of AHM in that big center display area in the middle of the store. even saw the new prime stuff and managed to snag a megatron pillow for my nephew. definitely a great show.


I was really tempted to grab those Megatron and Optimus Prime throw pillows, but decided that I really had no where for them to go and that they'd just look out of place ultimately. Maybe I'll grab them one day for my inevitable man-cave one day.
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