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Transformers: The Ride

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News just in, but Universal Singapore and Universal Hollywood are both slated to get Transformers themed attractions in 2011. http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNew...ory_292993.html

UNIVERSAL Studios is building a new ride based on the hit movie Transformers, and Resorts World at Sentosa slated to open in 2010 will be the first in the world to get the new ride. The ride will debut first in Universal Studios Singapore at the end of 2010 before it becomes available in the flagship Universal Studios Hollywood in 2011. Resorts World at Sentosa chief executive officer Tan Hee Teck, said: 'It is great that Asia will be the launch pad for the first Transformers attraction.' 'Transformers was introduced to the United States in 1983 but traces its roots to Asia. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron are familiar names to Asian audiences, who grew up with the robot toys and love the movie.' 'When Transformers opens in Universal Studios Singapore in 2010, it will be the first of its kind in the world. We may see a surge of Transformers mania.'' The attraction, according to Resorts World at Sentosa, will "will fuse 3D-HD media, mega special effects and stunning robotics with a ride system that will transform perceptions of theme park experiences". Chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Parks & Resorts, Mr Tom Williams said the ride will be built with the help of Hasbro, DreamWorks, director Michael Bay and the film's executive producer, Steven Spielberg.
http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_c...9&Itemid=99
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 20 -- "Transformers," the electrifying blockbuster celebrated for its multi-generational appeal, inventive storyline, spectacular action sequences and special effects, will now be developed as a new theme park mega-attraction in a partnership between Universal Parks & Resorts, Hasbro, Inc. and DreamWorks Pictures. The attraction will fuse 3D-HD media, mega special effects and stunning robotics with a ride system that will transform perceptions of theme park experiences. The rides are scheduled to make their debuts in early 2011, first at Universal Studios Singapore and then at Universal Studios Hollywood. In "Transformers," Earth's humans are caught in the middle of an intergalactic war between the friendly Autobots and the evil Decepticons, which are able to change into a variety of objects, including cars, trucks, planes and other technological creations. Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts, said: "'Transformers' will be a jewel in our collection of world-class rides based on great movies. We're thrilled to be collaborating with Hasbro, DreamWorks, director Michael Bay and the film's executive producer, Steven Spielberg, who has been responsible for so many of our signature rides and attractions." Steven Spielberg serves as creative consultant to Universal Parks & Resorts and has worked closely with the company in the creation of some of the world's most innovative theme park attractions. Those attractions include Jurassic Park-the Ride, a featured attraction at UP&R parks in Orlando, Hollywood and Japan, the E.T. Adventure at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Japan, and the "War of the Worlds" sets at Universal Studios Hollywood. Larry Kurzweil, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Studios Hollywood, said "'Transformers' represents a perfect match for our theme park: an exhilarating blockbuster with a great story, clever humor, non-stop action and flawless special effects. It has all the elements necessary to become one of the world's most exciting theme park rides and a centerpiece attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A." "We are thrilled to be working with Universal Parks & Resorts and DreamWorks to create this 'Transformers' attraction because we believe it will deliver an ultimate one of a kind immersive 'Transformers' experience for our fans around the world!" said Brian Goldner, President and CEO of Hasbro, Inc. Tan Hee Teck, Chief Executive Officer of Resorts World at Sentosa, the mega resort that is home to Universal Studios Singapore, said: "It is great that Asia will be the launch pad for the first Transformers attraction. Transformers was introduced in the United States in 1983 but traces its roots to Asia. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron are familiar names to Asian audiences, who grew up with the robot toys and love the movie. When Transformers opens in Universal Studios Singapore in 2010, it will be the first of its kind in the world. We may see a surge of Transformers mania. Director Michael Bay and Executive Producer Steve Spielberg presented "Transformers" in 2007. "Transformers" broke box office records on its way to gathering worldwide gross revenues of over $706 million -- the highest non-sequel gross of any movie in 2007 -- and three Academy Award nominations. The sequel, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," is scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures in the U.S. on June 26, 2009. "Transformers" is a Paramount release of a DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Pictures presentation, in association with Hasbro, of a di Bonaventura Pictures production. Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy, Ian Bryce. Executive producers, Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner, Mark Vahradian. Co-producers, Allegra Clegg, Ken Bates. Directed by Michael Bay. Screenplay, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci. Story, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, John Rogers. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Dumael, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor, John Turturro and John Voight.
post-88-1224550448_thumb.jpg post-88-1224550466_thumb.jpg This has to be one of the most exciting new ride announcements ever for me, and has me absolutely sold on a trip to Singapore when this place opens. So clearly they are using the Spiderman ride system again, which is great as it is the best thing Universal have ever come up with, but it will be interesting to see what difference more then 10 years of technological improvements since the original application of this technology will make to the ride experience. On a side note, I actually drew up an idea for a transformers ride (same ride system) a little while back, essentially with a storyline of guests being military type people transporting the allspark across the city, but naturally being intercepted by decepticons along the way, each 3D screen having a different decepticon attacking you or battle going on. The finale being picked up by Megatron, but using the allspark against him, which destroys him, causing you to fall to the ground, where you are caught by Bumblebee . No point keeping it quiet now since a proper ride is being built, but these sorts of coincidences are funny. post-88-1224551499_thumb.jpg Edited by Gazza

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Love your work Gav - this news has made my day.. AND IT'S COMING TO SINGAPORE FIRST WOOHOOO!!! i think you are right about the Spiderman ride system being used but with the integration of full sized Transformers this ride is going to ROCK!! Awesome find :)

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Great find. This park is looking better and better as time goes on. Edit: Removed Reference to deleted post.

Edited by Lotl_90

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GOD YOU CAN DRAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but gazza 2 things 1 being that how big riffly wound the footprint be because i have an idea of where well practally any flat ride like this can be and man its booldy small because ALL pretty much of singapore is hills so also make sure that you can get yourself a ruffly 10 yearold kid who starts to walk faster when ever you say "mush" like you would say to snowdogs or somthing dog like and number 2 being dont go in our summer or else it will then be even more packed than chinatown on the weekend overthere because of school holidays or somthing like that.
What does that post read in ENGLISH. jjutp http://www.parkz.com.au/about/FAQ/Communit...idelines.html#5 take note. So this ride will open as a world first when Universal Singapore opens. Then when the one in Universal Hollywood opens later, will it be a clone?

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Hmm, when I save up enough cash to fly a plane back to the Uk, it looks like I'm having to do the complete world trip rather than flying east to LA/Florida. Lovely the spiderman ride, the missus thought it was a real coaster the first time Hey Gazza, I see you hanging out in my old UK coaster forum haunt... Going to miss thorpe park fright nights this year ;(

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Sorry to bring back an old topic, but I thought I'd post an update on this. The Universal Studios Singapore ride is now in its "technical rehearsals" phase ahead of its official opening in a couple of weeks. A full account of the ride with pictures of the queue and surroundings can be found here. Meanwhile in Hollywood, a vastly different facade has gone into place ahead of their ride's 2012 opening.

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