Restrictions and access
40 inches; has Express Pass access and a single rider line.
Two sentence insider summary
The Decepticons, lead by the ruthless Megatron, have brought the war to the streets of Orlando as they try to take possession of the AllSpark and enslave humanity. As a N.E.S.T. recruit, jump into this intense 3D simulator experience and join the new Transformer EVAC, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and the other Autobots to defeat Megatron and his Decepticon scum.
The ride houses 14 custom built screens towering up to 60 feet tall — Riders wear breakthrough 3D glasses that are far superior to traditional movie‑going 3D glasses — The ride races along 2000 feet of ride track at perceived speeds of up to 60 mph — 15 different Autobots and Decepticons are featured on the ride.
3 out of 5. The unique combination of state-of-the-art 3D projection, motion simulation, and intense battle sequences may be frightening to some. That being said, there is no actual high-speed movement and the storyline is no different than what you’ve seen in the Transformers movies.
This is the most popular attraction at Universal Orlando, likely to draw even bigger crowds than Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (at least for a while). As a result, expect wait times to be 60 to 90 minutes throughout most of the day, and up to 120 minutes in the middle of very busy days.
What you wish you knew before you experienced it
EVAC, your ride vehicle, is a Transformer and serves as the story’s narrator. This is important to know before the ride kicks off as it explains the voice your hearing and why your vehicle is getting involved in the fight.
Transformers characters now greeting guests
Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Megatron now make regular appearances for guest meet-and-greets inside Universal Studios Florida. Although their hours are unpublished, they usually seem to come out between 10:00am and 4:00pm each day.
These characters are AMAZING, and this is one photo opportunity you do not want to miss…
Transformers: The Ride – photo gallery
We now invite you to explore our massive photo gallery of Transformers, including a full tour of the queue, gift shop, and more photos of the Transformers characters. Or, if you prefer, you can skip down to guest reviews of the attraction.
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Transformers queue room 1: N.E.S.T training
Transformers queue room 2: AllSpark showcase
Transformers queue room 3: Scorponok tail
Transformers queue room 4: Megatron detected
Transformers queue room 5: EVAC safety instructions
Transformers loading/unloading areas
Transformers Express Pass & single rider queue
Transformers gift shop – Supply Vault
Optimus Prime figure
Said to be 28 feet tall and weigh 9 tons, this figure of the Optimus Prime set atop the attraction entrance is simply gorgeous.
Transformers: The Ride – map
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Continue your exploration…
What you’ve seen on this page is our current information and media covering Transformers at Universal Studios Florida. But our coverage didn’t begin when the ride opened — not at all. We actually began covering this new attraction back in June of 2012 when it was just a rumor.
If you would like to continue your exploration, we invite you to check out our Transformers archived construction page. Otherwise, continue scrolling down to find guests reviews of the attraction.
Guest reviews of TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D
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