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Old 04-11-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Transformers - OFFICIAL OPENING DATE WITHIN

A friend of a friend reported that Transformers had a soft opening. Can anyone confirm? We are going in May are hoping the rumor is true! Thanks.

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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I don't believe that is true. That is the first I've heard about it and I have been following closely along on all the discussion forums on boards that seem to have good, reliable information.

From what I can tell, they don't have all the ride vehicles yet and the personnel has just been hired to run the ride. So, I think soft openings now are really not possible at this time.

If there had been soft openings, you'd be hearing about it all over the place.

There have been characters out doing meet and greets but that is all.
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I haven't seen or heard anything about a soft opening either.

I think it's still too early to look for one...maybe at the end of the month but not now.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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Thanks. I've been watching the boards also and haven't read anything.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:57 PM   #5
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The road between the "dump out" from Shrek and Transformers was replaced a couple of weeks ago during our trip. One day it was all torn out and barricaded off, the next it was completely paved. They get things done so quick! It's a shame the state road crews can't work that fast!
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We were over there over the weekend. As far as I can tell the ride is still closed with no soft opening. The exit into the gift shop at least what I think is the exit is still closed and there's objects in the queue lines that would prevent people from walking thru. Also we didn't see the first person where the lines would be.
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It's a shame the state road crews can't work that fast!
Especially down here.
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Especially down here.
LOL...AND over here too!!!

Apparently no softs yet...but I have requested that they try to hurry it up for our trip next weekend!...
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Is there any official open date yet for the public?
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Is there any official open date yet for the public?
No. Universal rarely gives an opening date. They will eventually give a grand opening date, but the ride will have opened before that.
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No. Universal rarely gives an opening date. They will eventually give a grand opening date, but the ride will have opened before that.
lol...so we sit and wait.
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Is there any official open date yet for the public?
All that's been stated is "summer 2013"...personally I think the ride will have the grand opening sometime around July 4th. Soft openings would be sometime in mid to late June...but that's just my opinion.
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a not-to-be-named little birdie told me it might be prudent to keep my plans in place to visit U on 6/13 & 6/14...from it's beak to Universal's ears.
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All that's been stated is "summer 2013"...personally I think the ride will have the grand opening sometime around July 4th. Soft openings would be sometime in mid to late June...but that's just my opinion.
Do you remember off hand if AP holders get a special invite for the soft opening? Or its at least mentioned in the newsletter? I remember seeing something like that when the Simpsons opened, but dont remember where I saw it. Im pretty sure we didint get anything for HP, and I mentioned that to GS in a letter.
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Do you remember off hand if AP holders get a special invite for the soft opening? Or its at least mentioned in the newsletter? I remember seeing something like that when the Simpsons opened, but dont remember where I saw it. Im pretty sure we didint get anything for HP, and I mentioned that to GS in a letter.
I haven't seen anything but I haven't received the new Passport yet. That probably won't be mailed until early May. I don't know if passholders will get a sneak peak...I hope so but who knows.

Universal really dropped the ball for HP...waiting for months until anything was done. I hope they've learned from that fiasco.
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