Universal Orlando Prepares For Transformers

Written by Eric Davis. Posted in Features, Orlando Parks, Universal Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando

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Published on July 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm with 4 Comments

We return to the Universal Orlando Resort to check on the progress of what we have identified as a new Transformers ride. Since last week, The CBS affiliate in Orlando ran the Transformers story and many other fan sites have continued to fuel the rumor mill.  We’ll also check on the extension of the new Harry Potter universe inside Universal Studios Orlando. Oh, and there’s news of two new mazes for Halloween Horror Nights too.

Since last week, more excavation has taken place at the site of what we believe to be the new Transformers ride.  The attraction, that Universal has still not officially announced, is following the same construction timeline as the Los Angeles counterpart and we can expect for this hole to get a lot deeper before vertical construction begins.

The PYQ store in Universal Citywalk is still under development.  Here is a recent picture of this unique gift shop.

The expansive project continues on the far end of the studio park.  Cranes have moved in and the walls and shoreline in the lagoon are getting the most attention ant the moment.

Progress is continuing with the Simpsons Rides Midway game awnings.

Universal has, so far, announced  two haunted houses for both the Hollywood and the Orlando Halloween Horror Nights events.  They will be adapting the hit AMC series, The Walking Dead, and the video game and film series, Silent Hill into walk through attractions for the Fall events.

While the Silent Hill house is being built in one of the sound stages, we see that the Walking Dead maze is being constructed in the extended queue area of Disaster.


Save the date. MiceChat, is planning a meet up at Universal Halloween Horror nights in both Florida AND Los Angeles.  The Florida meet up will be on Friday, September 28th, and the Los Angeles meet up will be on Saturday October 6th.  Information on tickets will be posted soon.

Thanks for reading our Universal coverage, but we also hop over to SeaWorld today, so there’s even more Orlando news to discover.


About Eric Davis

By day, Eric is in Marketing and Social Media. But on the weekends, he's a theme park addict. Eric is a frequent contributor to MiceChat's Orlando Parkhopper columns and tends to focus his efforts on what's new and what's news at Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

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  • That Harry Potter expansion site is massive and so interesting to see how they are holding back the bay so they can work on the shore line first. Can’t wait to see some concept art for the new land!!!

    • KingEric

      I know I am dying to see some concept art!

  • Timekeeper

    Um, hello, Uni Orlando, your licence to use Marvel is expiring soon, please be thinking of “transforming” Marvel Super Hero Island into Sci-Fi City!


    • KingEric

      The agreement to use Marvel characters in Islands of Adventure was for in-perpetuity, pending certain criteria and standards are met.