Transformer ride for Universal confirmed

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  1. Alienbot

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    Universal boards 'Transformers' ride - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

    "Universal Parks & Resorts has paired up with Hasbro and DreamWorks Pictures to produce a 'Transformers' attraction at its parks in Hollywood and Singapore set to open in early 2011. Ride will use 3D-HD footage with special effects, robotics and track [...]

    The attraction will first open at Universal Studios Singapore, to be based at the multi-billion-dollar Resorts World at Sentosa in the country, before opening in Hollywood. The Sentosa resort is skedded to open its doors in 2010. 'Transformers' will replace the 'Backdraft' and special effects soundstages on the lower portion of U’s Hollywood park. Construction begins after Labor Day."

    Whoa.

    UPDATE: IESB.net has two pieces of concept art and an official press release.

    http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5629&Itemid=99
     
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    wow...this looks awesome
     
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    A Transformers ride = :bay  Although, a whole park would be better. :D 
     
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    yeah i def want to go there now
     
  5. Overhaulimus

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    Great it will be 2-5 years before they open it here in Florida.

    They did the same thing with Jurassic Park,it opened in Hollywood then a few years later in 1999 we get JP at Islands of Adventure.
     
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    Oohhhhhhhh, snap! I need to get to Universal Hollywood when this happens.
     
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    Let me guess at the end of the ride Prime will say "Transform and roll out".

    Should be fun.
     
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    Pretty cool, I just hope they are not tearing down any other rides for it. I definitely don't want them to tear down the Simpsons ride(I love that ride). Do you think they would? :( 
     
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    Get smart; why in God's name would they tear down a ride that just opened this year?

    And besides, it says in the article they're using the Backdraft and Soundstage area for this.

    Which makes me think it may not be a ride at all, but perhaps just some sort of special effects display?
     
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    I don't know, it's just that I'm a big Simpsons fan and I would hate for something that is legendary to go away. I only went on that ride once and it could take me a while to get another one. Besides some ride don't last long, do they? Here, take the Jurassic Park ride instead, That ride wets my pants just thinking about it. Or take one of the restaurants instead. Just please not the Simpsons Ride.:(  :(  :(  I don't mind a Transformers ride.
     
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    I wouldn't think they would tear that down. I would say that this would be placed where the old King Kong attraction that was lost this summer or near that sight.
     
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    I wonder if there will be a Transformers store like the one they have for Marvel Adventure Island. There was massive amounts of park exclusive Marvel Heroes merchandise.
    Same thing for Star Wars, tons of exclusives at a store right as you exit the ride.
    So even if the ride sucks, maybe the exclusive merchandise will make up for it.
     
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    If I had enough money, I wanna go there! :D 
     
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    Please change your title, you are not a Decepticon...
     
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    :jawdropper: :bay :bowdown:  MUST GO THERE, ONCE ITS OPENED!!! :thumb :thumb :thumb :D :D :D 
     
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    This is so cool and I can go since Universal is only 30mins away from me.
     
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    SWEEET and im going to Universal in a few years too ^_^ (its an Alumni thing of my school)
     
  20. Szmitten

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    I remember this being reported before, something about it being delayed or having to wait for the movie scripts to be done because some characters would be dead, who therefore couldn't be included in the ride.
     

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