LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Universal Studios is advertising its new Transformers ride with a larger-than-life scene at Staples Center.
“Transformers: The Ride 3D” is set to open next month, but an 80-foot, 20-ton decepticon transformer apparently came barreling through the walls of Staples Center on its way to Universal Studios Monday morning.
Smoke could also be seen coming from piles of rubble outside the sports complex as frightened onlookers chanted, “The end is near!”
The park is calling its new attraction, which features 2,000 feet of track and 14 gigantic screens, “the most ambitious ride ever.”
“Transformers: the Ride 3D is a completely authentic Transformers experience,” park guide Molly Orr said. “Michael Bay, who directed the Transformer films, was one of the creative consultants on this ride. We also worked with ILM, Industrial Light and Magic. They did our special effects for the ride, and they’re the ones who did the special effects for the movies as well, so it’s pretty incredible.”