Universal Orlando uses side of a downtown building to promote new Transformers ride

Posted Thursday, May 2, 2013 8:49 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

If you're in downtown Orlando right now, stand on Central Blvd. and look up. Way up. One side of the Fairwinds Credit Union is being transformed into what looks like a gigantic advertisement or mural. The artwork is almost identical to the promotional stunt Universal pulled off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last summer to promote the opening of the Transformers ride at its Hollywood park. The building appears to have nine-story impact damage from a robot.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 6:27 PM
bjames's avatar

There's a video that goes along with it too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Xi1Xr4fOCBk

This is pretty cool, I'd like to see it in person.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:28 PM
LostKause's avatar

I was very excited for the first Transformers movie. It was okay. They promised that the second one would be better. It was a snooze fest. They admitted that the second one sucked and told us that the third on would be better. I didn't go see it because I knew better.

So my question is, is the ride any better than the stupid movies?

My biggest problem with the movies was too much action and not knowing which transformers were the good guys and which ones were the bad guys. The fight scenes between tow robots were confusing because I didn't know who I supposed to be routing for. I've seen the first one twice and the second one once, and I have fallen asleep every time when the biggest action scenes were transpiring. It was like riding "It's a Small World." I fall asleep when I ride that too. Am I going to be falling asleep when I ride Transformers? :)

This building decal thing is too cartoony. They want to make realistic-looking Transformers movies, but this advertisement looks fake. It reminds me of a Bugs Bunny gag when someone runs through a wall and the shape of their body is the hole they leave. lol

On a positive note, the special effects in the movies are awesome when I am awake to watch them, and the Spiderman ride that uses the same ride system this new ride is using is absolutely amazing, but everyone already knew that last part.


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Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:58 PM
Jeff's avatar

The Hollywood ride is said to rival Spider-Man. I don't think the movies matter as far as the ride quality is concerned.


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Thursday, May 2, 2013 9:35 PM
bjames's avatar

LostKause said:

My biggest problem with the movies was too much action

That might hurt a movie's plot but it makes for a great 2-minute ride I would imagine.

*Edit: Out of curiosity I just youtubed a pov of the Hollywood ride and you're right, it's pretty confusing.

Last edited by bjames, Thursday, May 2, 2013 9:39 PM
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Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:51 PM
Vater's avatar

Jeff said:

The Hollywood ride is said to rival Spider-Man. I don't think the movies matter as far as the ride quality is concerned.

Especially when you consider the Spider-Man ride was around before even the first movie.

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