On Thursday evening Universal started technical rehearsals for the new transformers attraction. The attraction will officially open on June 20th, but, Transformers fans eager to be one of the first to ride the attraction waited patiently for hours on Friday after hearing about the preview on Thursday night. On Friday, a huge crowd gathered near the front entrance of the attraction hoping it will open for previews.
At one point, the crowd got so large, NEST personnel were asking guest to keep off the main pathway to keep it clear.
Around 6:15 guest were let in to the queue, but were told " by getting in-line there will be no guarantee that the ride will open"
Most ignored the warning and waited. At6:45 the ride opened. Big applause from the crowd, some waited around the attraction for hours that day.
Some pics from the inside queue area and the ride vehicle, which is similar to the Spider-Man. The ride is about 4 mins. All bags/ backpacks can be placed on the floor.
The ride empties into the Supply Vault gift shop which has been open for a couple of weeks now. They are also building, a Transformers meet and greet area across from the Supply Vault. Megatron, Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee are still meeting guest next to the Shrek meet and greet today.
Annual Passholders will be able to get in the park an hour early staring June 9 to preview the Transforners ride for a one-hour period. (ends June 16). Also this summer, passholders can get in to IOA with Universal Orlando resort guests an hour prior to park opening. WWOHP will be open for early access.