Universal Orlando announces Transformers: The Ride 3D grand opening date as June 20, 2013

in Entertainment, Movies, Theme Parks, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Florida


Following yesterday’s Decepticon invasion in downtown Orlando, Universal Orlando has called on the Autobots to arrive on a specific date with the announcement that Transformers: The Ride 3D will open on June 20, 2013.

That date was first plastered in giant letters early this morning across the Fairwinds Credit Union building, also sporting “damage” from this week’s larger-than-life reveal.

(Photo by @PlazaAndMainSt)

Universal later announced the date via social media outlets, encouraging fans to join the Autobots and register for a NEST ID to access video and photos before the ride debuts.

“Recruits” will be able to win prizes, including a trip to the attraction’s grand opening celebration.

Though the official opening date is still more than a month away, it’s highly likely the attraction will soft open sooner. Universal Studios Hollywood began soft openings of their version of the same ride more than a month in advance of their grand opening, which took place on May 24 last year:

Though Orlando’s opening is a little further into summer, there’s no doubt the Transformers will draw a lot of attention to Universal Studios Florida as soon as they roll out.


  1. Buckly

    Drat! I’m coming off a Disney Cruise on May 16 and I’ll only have a couple of days in the parks. It looks like I’m going to miss out on Antarctica at Sea World and now Transformers too!

    Ricky – what sort of soft open does Universal usually do? I imagine it won’t be running a month before, but what do you think…a couple weeks?

    1. Buckly

      You know, I should have kept reading to the part where you answered my question. Sorry!

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  3. Jaz

    For the last several years most parks including universal have had soft openings for guests in the park but the soft openings are surprises. They never announce them. So there’s a chance some people will get it but you won’t know when. Then they also do annual pass soft openings. Those they announce but only in certain areas.

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