Universal City, California - This past week, Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed that their Transformers: The Ride – 3D will be opening at the park in May 2012. Though the park has not yet announced a firm opening date, but according to reports from Screamscape, the park plans to have the ride open in time for Memorial Day weekend, on May 25th. It is also stated that the park hopes to potentially have a soft opening before then, but these dates are by no means firm.
The park has launched a teaser website for the new ride at www.prepareforbattle.com, and has released a trailer video along with it. From the video, it appears this version of the ride will be very similar, if not nearly identical to the Transformers ride that opened at Universal Studios Singapore just a few weeks ago. As the story goes, humans will be thrust into the middle of an epic battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. Guests will be fighting alongside the Autobots as NEST recruits, trying to protect the ALLSPARK from the Decepticons, who want the ALLSPARK for far more destructive purposes.
Like its cousin overseas, the ride will utilize the same complex ride-show-simulator technology used on the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman attraction at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure. The new attraction will fit into the closed Backdraft and Special Effects Soundstages attraction in the “Lower Lot,” according to Theme Park Tourist. Time to prepare for the ultimate battle of man and machine in early 2012!