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Re: Transformers: The Ride

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Re: Transformers: The Ride

Postby Josh Q » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:14 am

Some video I took of the construction of Transformers The Ride at USH.

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Re: Transformers: The Ride

Postby Jew » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:20 pm

Took this pic the other day. Gives a good idea of just how massive the building really is. Keep in mind that Stages 30/32 were a combined total of 25,000sqft before the walls were knocked down, pits were dug into the ground, and the building was expanded.
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Just in case you were wondering how to fit a big ride in a small space...

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Re: Transformers: The Ride

Postby DJeXeL » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:24 pm

Dig deep to rise high. Thanks for the pic.
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Re: Transformers: The Ride

Postby Bolliger&Mabillard » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:32 pm

Wow. Impressive. I haven't been to USH since Valentines day 2010, so I think I'm due for a trip. I love seeing theme park construction.
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Re: Transformers: The Ride

Postby SamanthaMc92 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:06 am

Again, another reason that I MUST visit here at SOME point in the next few years!

Gotta save the pennies though ;)
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Re: Transformers: The Ride

Postby DJeXeL » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:58 am

2012 will be a great year for So Cal parks. Cars Land @ DLR, Transformers @ USH, and Manta @ SWSD. Your pennies would be spent wisely. ;)
Transformers is at the top of my list. I'm still wondering if it will be a "Pandora's Box" design from Vekoma.....
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Re: Transformers: The Ride

Postby Jew » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:15 am

^No pandora's box...
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Re: Transformers: The Ride

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:09 am

^^I'm pretty sure it will be the same concept (maybe a tad newer technology) as Spiderman.

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New Tram Tour opens at USH featuring Jimmy Fallon

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:39 am

I didn't see an official "USH" thread, but if there is one, mods can feel free to move this. :D

Universal Studios Hollywood invited the press out to the opening of their new tram tour featuring Jimmy Fallon yesterday.

Well, the tram isn't new but many of the videos on the tram are.

The entire press event took place at the Universal Globe in front of the park, then we were all invited to see the tour with the new video segments.

A Tram was out in front for part of the ceremony
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There was a stage and podium set up for the ceremony
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The new spiel for the tram "Have a TramTastic Day"
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All of the "Extras" in the Tram, having a Tramtastic Day
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The Studios Announcer is first up to speak
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Jimmy shows up in a golf cart
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Jimmy works the audience quite well
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Jimmy and the Universal announcer have some friendly banter
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"Surprise", Jimmy has a guitar and is going to sing the new song for the tram "TramTastic"
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During the song, the extras come out and join Jimmy "FlashMob" style
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After the song, Jimmy cuts the Blue Ribbon
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Streamers!!
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After, Jimmy spends some time taking pictures for us
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With one of the Tram Tour guides
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Jimmy talking to some of the Television Media gathered, here with Access Hollywood
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With the "TramTastic" group
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Posing on the Tram
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After the ceremony, the press got our own private Tram Tour. It was weird being driven through the Universal Parking Lot in a Tram
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A rare Hollywood sight indeed, the 101 with no traffic!
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Going back behind the top road, a site you don't get to see much. The back-side of the Mummy Tunnel
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Once we got to the normal Tram Loading area, we got to see the tram tour as it is seen today, introduced by Jimmy Fallon.
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Some of the videos featuring Jimmy are quite funny, especially this one highlighting Stage 20
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The Metropolitan Sets feature another video segment from Jimmy
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The remainder of the tour is essentially the same as it has been for the past couple of years. The one part that didn't make much sense is that Whoopi is still featured in the Mummy Tunnel. Hopefully this means that part of the tour will be changed soon.

Overall, the Tram Tour is the same, but Jimmy Fallon brings a lighthearted comic angle that the tour has been missing for awhile. The introductory and ending segments are great, and I can guarantee you will have "TramTastic" stuck in your head for the rest of your day at the park.

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