The Transformers have invaded Orlando!

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 1:43PM CDT

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Check out this "viral" video from our friends at Universal Orlando Resort.

Can you believe what happened in Downtown Orlando?!



Prepare for the greatest battle you’ll ever ride! The new TRANSFORMERS: The Ride–3D is an ultra-immersive, next generation thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality!
Credit(s): Universal Orlando Resort
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Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1483664)
Posted by El Duque on May 1st, 2013 @ 1:55pm CDT
Our friend and theme park enthusiast Rick Brigante with Inside the Magic dropped by to let us know about the latest promotional campaign going on in Orlando for Universal's upcoming Transformers: The Ride 3D attraction. Similar to the campaign leading up to the ride's release at Universal Studios Hollywood, the Fairwinds Credit Union building in downtown Orlando has been outfitted with an 80 foot sign made to look as though Megatron took a stroll right through the building. Universal Orlando has also uploaded a YouTube video to go along with the campaign. We've embedded images from Inside the Magic and the Universal Orlando video below.

Brigante feels a grand opening announcement is just around the corner.









Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1483668)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 1st, 2013 @ 2:07pm CDT
"Transformers The Ride, Paranormal Activity "
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1483822)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 1st, 2013 @ 9:22pm CDT
The shape reminds me of ROTF Megatron, which make less sense than using DOTM Megatron since the latter is in the ride.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1483906)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on May 2nd, 2013 @ 6:04am CDT
I swear the Megatron in-ride changes between DOTM and ROTF. Or like a mix of both.

Rides should be the same for the SG & Hollywood one, but my observations were made in the SG ride.

When megatron fires the cannon straight at your face, he appeared to have a cannon arm, yet he had wheels on his legs, and chains around him like in DOTM.

At the end of the ride, where there is a full sized megatron hanging from the ceiling, it's obviously the ROTF model.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1483931)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 2nd, 2013 @ 8:21am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:I swear the Megatron in-ride changes between DOTM and ROTF. Or like a mix of both.

Rides should be the same for the SG & Hollywood one, but my observations were made in the SG ride.

When megatron fires the cannon straight at your face, he appeared to have a cannon arm, yet he had wheels on his legs, and chains around him like in DOTM.

At the end of the ride, where there is a full sized megatron hanging from the ceiling, it's obviously the ROTF model.
I just took a look at footage from the ride on YouTube. Looks like Megtron does have his ROTF cannon, like you say, but the rest of him looked to be his DOTM body.

At the end of the ride, though it's difficult to tell, the model Megatron looks to have a piece of a truck bumper on his torso like his DOTM body had, as well as a six-pack set of abs that the DOTM Voyager toy had.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1483979)
Posted by El Duque on May 2nd, 2013 @ 12:01pm CDT
The official Transformers facebook has announced the opening date for Universal Studios Orlando's Transformers: The Ride - 3D as June 20th!

[quote]The time has come to join the resistance as we prepare to defend Earth on June 20th when TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D opens at Universal Orlando Resort![/quote]

Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1484045)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on May 2nd, 2013 @ 3:26pm CDT
Sweet, I'm going down on the 24th.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1490687)
Posted by El Duque on May 27th, 2013 @ 10:47pm CDT
Our friend and theme park enthusiast Ricky Brigante with Inside the Magic dropped by with a couple of video clips of the interactive Optimus Prime and Megatron walk around characters in action at Universal Orlando. Unlike the previous walk arounds, who only spoke prerecorded lines, these actually interact with guest. Transformers: The Ride 3D opens at Universal Studios Orlando on June 20th! We've embedded the clips below, you can read more at Behind the Magic by clicking here.



Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1490691)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 27th, 2013 @ 10:57pm CDT
These things are awesome!! It would be a great job to have.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1490694)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 27th, 2013 @ 11:02pm CDT
That Optimus has more personality than he had in the movies. "Cheese." :lol:

And, OMG, that Megatron is a hoot! He's hilarious! "YOU CALL THAT DANCING! STARCREAM, DESTROY HIM! I'M EMBARRASSED NOT JUST FOR YOU< BUT FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY!" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1490793)
Posted by dragons on May 28th, 2013 @ 11:33am CDT
alot of fun what would happen if soemone would to mimc megatron
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1490794)
Posted by dragons on May 28th, 2013 @ 11:34am CDT
alot of fun what would happen if soemone would to mimc megatron
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1490952)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 28th, 2013 @ 9:22pm CDT
dragons wrote:alot of fun what would happen if soemone would to mimc megatron
"YOU DARE TO MOCK ME, FLESHLING?! I'VE HEARD SCRAPLETS WITH BETTER MIMICRY TALENT THAN YOU!"

Or something like that. :P
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491429)
Posted by Seibertron on May 30th, 2013 @ 2:06pm CDT
From our friends at Universal Orlando Resort ...

Universal Orlando Resort wrote:

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.

© 2013 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

© 2013 Hasbro. © 2013 DW Studios L.L.C. and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.



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.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (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
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491448)
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?
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491454)
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.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491463)
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: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491471)
Posted by Overloaded on May 30th, 2013 @ 4:44pm CDT
Where are his wings ?
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491475)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 30th, 2013 @ 4:50pm CDT
Overloaded wrote:Where are his wings ?
What wings?

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