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First Hand Impression of Transformers: The Ride

Posted on 11-17-2011 at 01:36 PM by ORIO under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
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2005 Board member 0JazzMeister0 has stopped by to share with us a recent experience of hers a Staff Preview of the new Transformers Ride at Resorts World Sentosa in Universal Studios Singapore! 0JazzMeister0 has shared with us some photos as well as a full run down of the ride from beginning to end!

The ride seems like it's going to have some lasting experiences for fans as they're placed directly inside the Transformers Universe!


Click on the title bar for a walkthrough of the ride and some spoilers!

Stop reading now if you don't want to be spoiled for the ride....

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Ok so from here you go to the Ride proper. 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.

You're attacked by Megatron, rather viciously, only to be saved by Optimus who tells you to get the hell out of there. But Megatron is quickly back on your tail and you'd better hold on tight here while Evac executes some INSANE moves to save you.

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.

And that's it. I know it might not seem like much, but blame that on me still being really excited, lack of sleep, and the fact that it's after midnight. I think I might be able to remember more if you ask me questions, so if anyone DOES have any questions about the ride they might be curious about, do feel free to ask.

As for continuity... umm.... I'd say loosely it happens somewhere in between ROTF and DOTM - but yeah, loosely. I'd prefer to call it a stand alone.

Oh, and the only humans you see are the people in the ride with you XD. This ride is all robots I personally loved it. I can't wait for it to open to the public so I can go take it again.
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ORIO
That sounds amazing. So is Devastator in the city?
General Tekno
Which Megatron design does the ride use? The ROTF one or the DOTM design?

And whichever the case, does he have his "missing half his face" speech impediment?
0JazzMeister0
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Originally Posted by ORIO View Post
That sounds amazing. So is Devastator in the city?
YES! Yes he is. and it's crazy seeing him that up close and below you as Evac leaps over him from building to building... and getting sucked into him is INSANE.
0JazzMeister0
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
Which Megatron design does the ride use? The ROTF one or the DOTM design?

And whichever the case, does he have his "missing half his face" speech impediment?
I'd like to say the ROTF one. It's a bit hard to tell because he's always in robot mode, and he did have his face, so I'd say ROTF.

I think it's possible the scenes for the ride were 'filmed' while DOTM was still in production so I'd guess they used a lot of the ROTF designs for the ride.

EDIT: And no, his face is there, and there's no speech impedment at all.

EDIT 2: OK, keep on leaving your questions. It's past 1am in Singapore and I need to crash, but I will get to your questions as soon as I'm awake again and my mind is a little clearer about everything.
MTME
he has got a news credit yet??
netkid
How intense is the heat from the shell? Is there a real explosion or just a flame that ignites?
Mr Grimm
This sounds very much like the Spider-Man ride at Universal in Florida, right down to the heat and building drop. From what I remember, the heat in that was pretty fierce, but was probably caused by a high intensity electric heater rather than actual flame.
ahro23
Sounds kinda like the Simpsons ride at Universal in Orlando... except with 3D glasses
Lumpy
sounds really similar the the Universal Mummy ride, or some other parks attractions where you're in a moving vehicle, can't wait for this to open in the US... really hope it's at Universal in Cali when i go in march.
SPLIT LIP
Sounds cool. Wish I could go.
MoonBaseTom
Reading this brings back fond memories of the old Universal Studios Back to the Future ride.
Shelbo
This sounds so awesome
Starscreamer95
And now, I wish I had the funds to go to Singapore...
Yobuster
So during this ride, Evac doesn't actually transform into his robot mode with you being inside and hence not getting squished righht?
TheTFReview
Incase you guys were wondering it uses NextGen technology based on the Spiderman Ride at Universal Studios Florida. I may make it up to Singapore this Dec. to ride but it really depends on my xmas spending haha. Worst comes to worst I'll ride at the staff preview in hollywood.
Starscreamownz
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Originally Posted by Yobuster View Post
So during this ride, Evac doesn't actually transform into his robot mode with you being inside and hence not getting squished righht?
This is something I was wondering. Like MAYBE they rely on the adrenaline rush while hes holding you. But thats just a guess, It'd be great if the OP could prove me either or.
Lazerwave
Hm...

I just skimmed though to see which robots are in this ride.

Evac
Bumblebee
Barricade
Megatron
Optimus Prime
Blackout/Grindor
Devastator
Sideswipe
Bonecrusher

Am I missing any?
Chopperface
Are the characters speaking English? And is it just Optimus, Evac, and Megatron with speaking parts?
Torque
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Originally Posted by Lazerwave View Post
Hm...

I just skimmed though to see which robots are in this ride.

Evac
Bumblebee
Barricade
Megatron
Optimus Prime
Blackout/Grindor
Devastator
Sideswipe
Bonecrusher
Ravage

Am I missing any?
thats the only one i can think of
Lazerwave
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Originally Posted by Torque View Post
thats the only one i can think of
I can't believe I missed him.

I ment to type him.
Torque
lol id figured as much
FanimusMaximus
Did it have a Gift Shop or something afterwards?
Awesomus Prime
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
Which Megatron design does the ride use? The ROTF one or the DOTM design?

And whichever the case, does he have his "missing half his face" speech impediment?
I just watched the new preview for the ride that was just posted a little while ago and it actually looks like a combination of both his ROTF and DOTM designs.
He has the feet and chest (with chains wrapped around it) from DOTM, but he has the big "Gun-Claw" from ROTF.

See for yourself:
TRANSFORMERS The Ride - Opening 3 December at Universal Studios Singapore! - YouTube
TylerMirage
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Originally Posted by Chopperface View Post
Are the characters speaking English? And is it just Optimus, Evac, and Megatron with speaking parts?
That's what I'd like to know. Do we hear Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving and the like?
0JazzMeister0
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Originally Posted by MTME View Post
he has got a news credit yet??
Thank you for the News Credit However, I'm not a 'He'... haha I am very much female

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Originally Posted by netkid View Post
How intense is the heat from the shell? Is there a real explosion or just a flame that ignites?
No there's no real explosion. I think in that particular area of the ride there might be a flamethrower overhead (though I didn't see any flames, just felt the heat).

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Originally Posted by Yobuster View Post
So during this ride, Evac doesn't actually transform into his robot mode with you being inside and hence not getting squished righht?
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Originally Posted by Starscreamownz View Post
This is something I was wondering. Like MAYBE they rely on the adrenaline rush while hes holding you. But thats just a guess, It'd be great if the OP could prove me either or.
There are moments where you are led to believe he has transformed and you're still being carried on him, because you do see his hands when he catches the Allspark shard and punches Megatron.

The actual physical car itself that you're sitting in doesn't transform, no XD

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Originally Posted by Chopperface View Post
Are the characters speaking English? And is it just Optimus, Evac, and Megatron with speaking parts?
Yes, it's all in English. And nope, Sideswipe and Starscream have a few lines as well Oh, and Bumblebee "talks"

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Originally Posted by Torque View Post
thats the only one i can think of
Hmm... Ratchet has a cameo. Look out for him

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Originally Posted by FanimusMaximus View Post
Did it have a Gift Shop or something afterwards?
YESSS! The toys are standard with what Hasbro releases to the stores, but it does have some apparel and other stuff like mugs, tumblers, t-shirts, towels that are unique to USS and the TF Ride.

I'm terrified I might spend a small fortune in there

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Originally Posted by TylerMirage View Post
That's what I'd like to know. Do we hear Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving and the like?
OMG Yes! The voices are all the Movie cast. It is definitely Cullen's Optimus talking to you. There was a lot of flailing.
Auto Morph
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Originally Posted by Awesomus Prime View Post
I just watched the new preview for the ride that was just posted a little while ago and it actually looks like a combination of both his ROTF and DOTM designs.
He has the feet and chest (with chains wrapped around it) from DOTM, but he has the big "Gun-Claw" from ROTF.

See for yourself:
TRANSFORMERS The Ride - Opening 3 December at Universal Studios Singapore! - YouTube
From that short clip it definitely looks like the DotM CGI model.
gavinfuzzy
Hey look, a RWS staff.

Since you are a TF fan, i assume the ride must really be amazing then .

Also, do annual passholders get preview access to this ride? We got previews to battlestar galactica and madagasca, but not TF? ...

I live in SG too, so i hope to ride it soon. BTW, is deluxe evac available at the gift shop by any chance?
OMEGAPRIME1983
Aw man, I gotta get on this ride!!!!
TheTFReview
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Originally Posted by TylerMirage View Post
That's what I'd like to know. Do we hear Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving and the like?
Frank Welker voices Megatron and Peter Cullen is OP on the attraction. Hugo Weaving denied the part.
Oberoniss
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Originally Posted by TheTFReview View Post
Frank Welker voices Megatron and Peter Cullen is OP on the attraction. Hugo Weaving denied the part.
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0JazzMeister0
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Originally Posted by gavinfuzzy View Post
Hey look, a RWS staff.

Since you are a TF fan, i assume the ride must really be amazing then .

Also, do annual passholders get preview access to this ride? We got previews to battlestar galactica and madagasca, but not TF? ...

I live in SG too, so i hope to ride it soon. BTW, is deluxe evac available at the gift shop by any chance?
Haha yes... it was amazing. I've been waiting for this ride since the day it was announced we were getting it. I loved it, went on it twice in the space of two hours and it was just an adrenaline rush

How often can you say you were seated in an Autobot and speeding through the streets? Though both times I was seated in the back row. I hear being in the first row is a whole different experience, so once it opens I'm definitely going to try the front.

I'd say keep a look out for any USS emails for Annual Pass holders between now and Dec 2nd. I don't know for sure if there will be preview for AP, as I'm not directly under USS (I'm in a different department in RWS). Best to call up and check.

I didn't see any Evac toys on the racks, no. The toys are basically what you'll find in the dept stores or TRU. It's everything else for sale in the store that has me worried for my bank account.

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Originally Posted by TheTFReview View Post
Frank Welker voices Megatron and Peter Cullen is OP on the attraction. Hugo Weaving denied the part.
It was a bit hard to ID Megatron's voice over the screaming guys on either side of me, and since Prime's voice was definitely Peter Cullen's, I assumed it might have been Hugo. Frank still does a pretty good job though.
Ironhidebot
sounds awesome, can't wait to go on it!
Starscreamownz
Can you recall any lines from the speaking characters?

Is Charlie Adler voicing screamer in this as well?
0JazzMeister0
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Originally Posted by Starscreamownz View Post
Can you recall any lines from the speaking characters?

Is Charlie Adler voicing screamer in this as well?
Definitely sounds like Charlie Adler voicing Starscream

Oh wow... lines... let me see if I can remember any... "Protect the Allspark" from Optimus is the first that comes to mind. "No more running" from Evac.

And wow okay... I'm drawing a blank on the lines right now, so sorry XD
TheTFReview
Hey 0JazzMeister0, I submitted your story to ScreamScape.com so this thread should get some more attention from Theme Park fans and not only Transformer fans. I am a frequent contributor of ScreamScape so when I summit things they get posted. Hope you don't mind!
WTDylio
This sounds bloody amazing....wish it was available in the UK
Moy
I think you are mistaken about Barricade, isn't that Sideways? I remember seeing a trailer of him kicking Bee on the back while dropping the shard of the Allspark...UNLESS both Sideways & Barricade make an appearance!!!

OMG! you said you saw Bonecrusher?!! & Starscream!? WOW! CAN'T WAIT FOR ILM RENDERS...or a good HD video cap!!!

Thanks so much for sharing! !
Moy
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Originally Posted by Awesomus Prime View Post
I just watched the new preview for the ride that was just posted a little while ago and it actually looks like a combination of both his ROTF and DOTM designs.
He has the feet and chest (with chains wrapped around it) from DOTM, but he has the big "Gun-Claw" from ROTF.

See for yourself:
TRANSFORMERS The Ride - Opening 3 December at Universal Studios Singapore! - YouTube
NIce!! I prefer that look, it suits him BEST.
TylerMirage
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Originally Posted by 0JazzMeister0 View Post
OMG Yes! The voices are all the Movie cast. It is definitely Cullen's Optimus talking to you. There was a lot of flailing.
Cool! Thanks, Ma'am!

And so we've got Optimus, Megatron, Sideswipe, Starscream and Evac who speak? Recall anyone else?

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Originally Posted by TheTFReview View Post
Frank Welker voices Megatron and Peter Cullen is OP on the attraction. Hugo Weaving denied the part.
Wait, so now I'm confused. Is it Weaving or Welker?
0JazzMeister0
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Originally Posted by Moy View Post
I think you are mistaken about Barricade, isn't that Sideways? I remember seeing a trailer of him kicking Bee on the back while dropping the shard of the Allspark...UNLESS both Sideways & Barricade make an appearance!!!

OMG! you said you saw Bonecrusher?!! & Starscream!? WOW! CAN'T WAIT FOR ILM RENDERS...or a good HD video cap!!!

Thanks so much for sharing! !
It was hard to miss Bonecrusher considering you crash into him, and Starscream, yeah... he throws you into a building or two.

Re: Sideways, here's the thing...

In the pre-ride portion of the area, you pass all these screens, and one of the sequences is Wheelie doing a voiceover of all known Decepticons in the area, while the screen shows... I guess you could call it "skeletal/grid" scans of each Con.

When it came to Sideways, his 'scan' was actually Sideswipe's silhouette. There is no way those pointy arm-blades belong to any other bot.

Yet in that scene with Bumblebee, I'm pretty sure I saw the police markings on the Con that attacked him, which is why I think I yelped "Barricade!!" on the ride.

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Originally Posted by TylerMirage View Post
Cool! Thanks, Ma'am!

And so we've got Optimus, Megatron, Sideswipe, Starscream and Evac who speak? Recall anyone else?

Wait, so now I'm confused. Is it Weaving or Welker?
And Bumblebee of course Yeah, that's about it.

And I guess it's Welker then.
0JazzMeister0
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Originally Posted by TheTFReview View Post
Hey 0JazzMeister0, I submitted your story to ScreamScape.com so this thread should get some more attention from Theme Park fans and not only Transformer fans. I am a frequent contributor of ScreamScape so when I summit things they get posted. Hope you don't mind!
Not at all... Thank you!
TheTFReview
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Originally Posted by TylerMirage View Post
Wait, so now I'm confused. Is it Weaving or Welker?
It's Welker trying to sound like Weaving lol
Lazerwave
I would prefer Welker.
TheTFReview
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Originally Posted by Lazerwave View Post
I would prefer Welker.
Same, I think TFP Megs > MB Megs
Anguirus
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when it came to sideways, his 'scan' was actually sideswipe's silhouette. There is no way those pointy arm-blades belong to any other bot.
Darksteel cameo!
Moy
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Originally Posted by 0JazzMeister0 View Post
It was hard to miss Bonecrusher considering you crash into him, and Starscream, yeah... he throws you into a building or two.

Re: Sideways, here's the thing...

In the pre-ride portion of the area, you pass all these screens, and one of the sequences is Wheelie doing a voiceover of all known Decepticons in the area, while the screen shows... I guess you could call it "skeletal/grid" scans of each Con.

When it came to Sideways, his 'scan' was actually Sideswipe's silhouette. There is no way those pointy arm-blades belong to any other bot.

Yet in that scene with Bumblebee, I'm pretty sure I saw the police markings on the Con that attacked him, which is why I think I yelped "Barricade!!" on the ride.



And Bumblebee of course Yeah, that's about it.

And I guess it's Welker then.
Ok, guess I'll have to watch it myself.
Shelbo
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Originally Posted by 0JazzMeister0 View Post
Yes, it's all in English. And nope, Sideswipe and Starscream have a few lines as well Oh, and Bumblebee "talks"

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus
MTME
and screamscape.com has oficially posted an artcle with a link to this thread!
Optimus117
So how similar is it really to the Spider-Man ride in Orlando? Cuz in that one your vehicle actually drives around a track that's a combination of 3D CG screens, and live sets. And you ARE actually traveling. Or is it more like the Star Wars ride at Disney, where it's 100% simulated motion?

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