ORLANDO (CBSMiami) — Get ready – it’s time to prepare for battle. Universal Studios in Orlando has announced its next blockbuster attraction will be the hugely popular Transformers: The Ride – 3D.

The ride, which is already a hit at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Singapore, will bring the intergalactic battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons to Florida.

The ride places visitors in the heart of the action as they, along with the help of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, must protect the AllSpark from falling into Decepticon hands.  Riders will hop inside an EVAC vehicle and are pulled into some seriously stunning visual effects that includes coming face to face with Megatron. Riders will dodge explosions and attacks by the Decepticons and fight to save mankind with the Autobots.

Universal worked closely with Michael Bay, the award-wining director of the “Transformers” film series and the ride’s creative consultant, to create an authentic experience that brings the non-stop action of the films to life. The attraction combines the larger-than-life Transformers characters and an exciting storyline with life-like HD CGI media, state-of-the-art 3D technology and amazing special effects to place riders right in the middle of an epic battle between good and evil.

“We broke the mold and have taken this ride to a new technological level in terms of blending seamless 3-D,” said Michael Bay, director of the “Transformers” films.

Click below to see a video of the official announcement featuring the Transformers themselves.

The ride opens at Universal Studios Orlando in the summer of 2013.

For more information about TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, visit www.prepareforbattle.com.


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