Universal Studios Hollywood has begun a "soft opening" period for Transformers: The Ride - 3D, enabling guests to experience the new attraction for the first time.
The official opening date for Transformers: The Ride - 3D is May 25, 2012, but the attraction will operate on select dates until then in order to allow it to be tested thoroughly ahead of its full debut. The preview rides are likely to stop in the immediate run-up to the opening day, in order to allow final preparations and media events to take place.
For guests who are unable to get to the park prior to May 25, Universal Studios Hollywood has released another preview video for Transformers: The Ride - 3D:
Transformers: The Ride - 3D is based on the movie trilogy directed by Michael Bay, and places riders at the center of a battle between the human-friendly Autobots and the evil Decepticons. A near-identical version of the attraction has already opened at Universal Studios Singapore.
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.
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