Some pics of the Grand Opening of the new Transformers The Ride 3D at Universal. Special Guest included, Steven Spielberg, General Morshower, different branches of the Armed Forces, Universal executives, and of course, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Also there, Frank Welker ( voice of Megatron) and Peter Cullen ( voice of Optimus Prime) <both not pictured below>
Guest were able to enter the park around 8:15am. The only rides open: Shrek, Rip Ride Rockit and Despicable Me near the front of the park. Guest wanting to see the opening festivities were held just before the Terminator attraction till 9am. Around 9, Universal team members walked the crowd to the different viewing areas, none of them near the front of the attraction which was reserved for the news media. Red carpet was rolled out for the special guest near the attraction.
New Maps with Optimus and NEST building updated inside. A note on the inside fold about opening activities and that the actual Transformers Ride would not open till early afternoon.
The show itself was action packed, with explosions, fighter jets flying overhead and fireworks to officially open the ride. Short video of the fighter jets and explosions above NEST.
A queue for the ride was started near the Mummy attraction even prior to the opening ceremonies. The ride did open as soon as the front entrance of the attraction was cleared around 1 pm
Watch the Full opening show :