This week a fan site tfw2005.com posted details on the new TRANSFORMERS: The Ride which will open December 3 at Universal Studios Singapore and at Universal Studios Hollywood in Spring of 2012. The ride will be the same film and vehicles will be the same which are similar to the ride vehicles used at the Spiderman Ride at Universal Island of Adventure park in Florida.Â We have confirmed the details to be true with someone close to the project confirming the layout of the video. Here what was said about the ride it’s video content. Please be warned that this is a major spoiler alert!
“Your ‘car’ is exactly that. A car, or to be more specific: Evac. Each Evac can take 12 people, seated in three rows of 4 people. Your restraint is a lock-bar over your lap.
Evac has one side door that opens and closes, and once closed, you’re boxed in with the exception of the roof – there is none. Then you put on your 3D glasses and off you go around the first bend. Yes, the car does move – and quite fast too I might add…
To break it down, yes, you’re in a simulator… but Evac itself DOES move: up, down, sideways, in reverse, you name it. And the graphics are that incredible that you forget you’re in a simulator. There are also 4D enhancements to make it just that little more believable…
I’m going to try and recap the sequence as best I can, because I only rode it twice, and everything goes by really fast, and your adrenaline is pumping like slag. So I may make a few errors, please forgive me.
Anyways, as you round the bend, you’re first greeted with Ravage who essentially leaps on the hood and tries to take your face off even as Evac drives like a mad thing trying to shake him off. You’re rescued by Bumblebee and gain possession of the Allspark shard. Bee is then attacked by Barricade while Evac (and you) get the hell out of there, crashing through walls and plowing through traffic and debris like nobody’s business.
There is a point where Megatron fires at you. You see the shell coming as Evac reverses and swerves just as it explodes – and yes, you do feel the heat of that explosion – literally. Blackout/Grindor comes at you next and you narrowly escape his blades as you duck into a tunnel… only to literally feel a strange wind blowing as you find yourself on top of a building and come face to face with none other than Devastator.
I am a little fuzzy as to what happens next, I think it was another Op vs Megatron scene, before you come in contact with Devastator again and get sucked in. Yes…. sucked in. It is intense going through his… maw? But you make it through somehow, only to get snagged by non other than… Starscream.
He snags you with a grappling hook and swings you through the air. Yes you do crash into quite a few buildings. If I’m not wrong, Sideswipe saves you and you go crashing to the ground before you’re speeding through the streets with him cutting up Decepticons along the way…
That is until you encounter Bonecrusher – those claws are scary when they start slicing inches from your face >_<
Then we’re back with Megatron and Prime and the final showdown where Evac decides it’s time to finish things and helps Prime take down Megatron once and for all…
Only, it goes down right at the very top of a skyscraper, and while you may have defeated Megatron, he pulls you and Evac over the edge with him. You’re plummeting nose-first to the street below when out of nowhere, there’s Bumblebee leaping up to catch you and set you down safely.
On your way to safety, Optimus congratulates you on a mission well done and Evac lets you know you can ride with him any time again.” This was quoted from the post from an individual who work at the resort.
As word is spreading about the ride and video soon to hit the web when the ride opens on December 3 in Singapore, but does this kill the anticipation of the ride in the United States. Should Universal Studios have launched the ride at the same time as sort of a world wide launch or release the rides closer together knowing how some people front he United States will be traveling overseas to be one of the first to try this unique experience.
As for the version at Universal Studios Hollywood construction continues and ride testing should be started soon. The one big change that is visible to all guest is the front of the ride building. The building was originally suppose to look like a NEST base building. In order to shave same money on the current project Universal is cutting corners that has been scrapped for a a mural that is being painted to the front of the building with what look to be joints to place to a Optimus Prime and Megatron robots fighting each other. We will see how the finished product will look but it is not looking good in comparison to Disney’s Radiator Springs Racers that has 6-acres of rock work that Imagineers have done a brilliant job in completing and integrating into the new Cars Land area of California Adventure. The two attractions should open around the same time frame.