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Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:37 pm
by ILoveRides
Today was the grand opening press event for Transformers The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, and TPR was there with David and Spears!

Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 2:52 am
by Jew
Congratulations to USH and all the team members who were apart of this opening! I am ever so slightly bias, but it's pretty cool to see USH stepping up their game. This is definitely their biggest attraction since JP, and really also the first since JP that is a true "E-ticket" attraction.

Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 4:51 am
by Top Thrill Dragster
I got to ride last week and this ride is nothing short of AWESOME! So happy to see Universal invest some serious money into USH and give the park a blockbuster attraction it so desperately needed.

Transformers has replaced Indiana Jones as the best dark ride in SoCal.



Can't wait for Potter!

Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:36 am
by ILoveRides
Here are some official photos that the park gave us!

Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:42 am
by Erik Johnson
Three more weeks!!

Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:58 am
by cfc
If this ride was at Universal Orlando, they'd be selling Transformer Energon Screwdrivers during Halloween Horror Nights.

Even though I'm not a Transformers fan, I definitely want to check this ride out--and have some Energon.

Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:46 pm
by RCFreak
^An Energon Screwdiver wouldn't be half bad as it just tasted like Orange cream soda to me.

Top Thrill Dragster wrote:Transformers has replaced Indiana Jones as the best dark ride in SoCal.


To each his own I suppose, but I headed out to the park again yesterday before the craziness of Summer actually hits and I cannot agree with this statement. I still prefer Indy (and even Spider-Man) over this attraction, while the ride falls just short of being truly amazing for me.

Ended up getting another three rides on it and it was pretty much the same as the three rides I got back in April which again were awesome. The ride had a wait time of about 35 minutes when we finally got down to the Lower Lot around 12:30 and thankfully the line keeps moving and the pre-show videos were entertaining enough to keep you occupied the few times you weren't though they did keep shutting the audio off to make ride safety announcements that totally killed the atmosphere. About 2:00, the line died down to walk-on for the rest of the day.

I am also VERY happy to say that USH has a winner on their hands. I took my brother, who doesn't do ANY type of roller coaster, and he was absolutely in love with the ride as well as my sister who likes rides but loved this as well. It was also non-stop praise from people who were exiting the ride.

Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:45 pm
by Top Thrill Dragster
^Indiana Jones in its current condition is (IMO) not better than Transformers. I can't remember the last time the door effect on Indy worked, or the countless amount of rides where there was no fire or the audio just cut out mid ride.

Indiana Jones is in desperate need of a rehab and perhaps if it ever dose get one, it will be better than Transformers.

Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:51 pm
by dylanreich
I can't wait to ride this... Hopefully if I end up loving it, I'll have a reason to go back to USH when I currently prefer all of the other SoCal parks over it. Also, I thought the official grand opening was the 25th? I'm surprised they had all of this a day early...

Re: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:32 pm
by RCFreak
Top Thrill Dragster wrote:^Indiana Jones in its current condition is (IMO) not better than Transformers. I can't remember the last time the door effect on Indy worked, or the countless amount of rides where there was no fire or the audio just cut out mid ride.

Indiana Jones is in desperate need of a rehab and perhaps if it ever dose get one, it will be better than Transformers.



I was there a few weeks ago and it was all working fine. *shrug* I agree Indy is in dire need of a lengthy rehab, but I still MUCH prefer the more physical sets (and interactions) to the movie screens with a couple of props around them.


Again not to knock the ride, it's still a GREAT attraction and I can't wait to ride it again! Maybe in the fall when I head back to Halloween Horror Nights this year.