By Tim Kenneally
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Watch out, Florida; Optimus Prime is coming your way.
The Universal Orlando Resort theme park will open "Transformer: The Ride - 3D" in July 2013, bringing the experience of the hugely successful film franchise to the thrill-seeking public in ride form.
Already in place in Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Hollywood, the "Transformers" ride will be "a mind-blowing, action-packed ride experience," Universal Orlando said in a statement.
"You will come face to face with Megatron," Universal said. "You will dodge explosions and attacks by the Decepticons. You will fight to save mankind alongside Optimus Prime and the Autobots. It will be the greatest battle you'll ever ride."
"Transformers" director Michael Bay worked with Universal to develop the ride, which combines the "Transformers" characters with high-definition CGI media, 3D technology and other special effects.
"We broke the mold and have taken this ride to a new technological level in terms of blending seamless 3D," Bay said.