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Transformers: The Ride - 3D concept art

Universal Studios Hollywood has confirmed that the Transformers: The Ride - 3D dark ride will officially open to the public on May 25, 2012.

As had been widely expected, the new addition will open just in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend. It will retain the look-and-feel of Michael Bay's Transformers movies, and will reuse the ride system employed by The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure.

Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed the opening date for Transformers: The Ride - 3D in a video posted to YouTube, which is embedded below. It features Optimus Prime, the hero of the Transformers movies:

Transformers: The Ride - 3D's plot will place riders at the center of a raging battle between the human-friendly Autobots and the evil Decepticons. After queuing through a facility run by the shadowy NEST organisation, riders will board vehicles that are themed around a new Transformer, EVAC.

A version of the attraction has already opened at Universal Studios Singapore, with the Hollywood installation expected to be largely identical. "Soft opening" periods are likely to take place in advance of the official May 25 opening date.

You can find out more about Universal Studios Hollywood's new attractions for 2012 by checking out our in-depth Transformers: The Ride - 3D preview.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.

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