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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.



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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!

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!


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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 ...

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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.

© 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.

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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?
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491483)
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: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491488)
Posted by remmolacha on May 30th, 2013 @ 6:22pm CDT
Reminds me this guy:
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Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (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
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491529)
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: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (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: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (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:
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1491623)
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?
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1493423)
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: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (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.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1495296)
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: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1495309)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on June 14th, 2013 @ 2:37pm CDT
*just shakes his head*
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1495319)
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.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1495351)
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: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (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.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1496520)
Posted by SlyTF1 on June 19th, 2013 @ 12:28pm CDT
I think I might be going to this thing tomorrow.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1496612)
Posted by SpaceSkull on June 19th, 2013 @ 8:20pm CDT
Let us know what you think. I'm curious.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1496613)
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.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1496646)
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.
Re: The Transformers have invaded Orlando! (1527877)
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?
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