Thursday, October 23, 2008

Transformers The Ride

Earlier this week news of a Transformers theme park ride began making its way around the world. Here is what we have learned so far. Next year, Universal Studios Hollywood will begin construction on a Transformers ride that will feature 3-D high-definition footage with special effects and robotics. The ride is scheduled to open in 2011 and will likely cost more than $40 million to create.

The ride will be based on the Michael Bay movie and will replace the current Backdraft and the Special Effects Soundstages attractions at the movie theme park. No specifics on the ride itself have been released other than it promises to put visitors in the middle of the battle between Autobots and Decepticons.

According to Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts, the ride will be a collaboration with Hasbro, DreamWorks, Bay and the film’s executive producer, Steven Spielberg.