The ride is brought to you by the same folks who turned Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ and Peter Jackson’s ‘King Kong’ into long-line attractions at Universal. Even with news that Bay will most likely be returning for a fourth ‘Transformers’ film, fans of the Cybertronians will have to wait some time for a return to theaters. However, they can catch Optimus and Bumblebee at the famous theme park this spring.

The Singapore version of the ride had technical rehearsals last month and opened early in December. Director Michael Bay attended the public opening.

The story features Megatron, Starscream, Grindor, Bonecrusher, Sideswipe, Devestator, Sideways and Ironhide. Oh, and of course, Optimus Prime. The ride vehicle is EVAC, an Autobot and the point of view for passengers in the story hinges on the Allspark, much like the original live action film.

Production on the ‘Transformers: the Ride 3D’ began in 2007. Major delays occurred when Universal had to rebuild its Hollywood backlot following a 2008 fire. By 2010, director Bay was working directly with the Universal team on the ride, much like Peter Jackson’s contribution to the ‘King Kong’ attraction several years before. Interesting enough, initially, Bay had said he was not supporting the ride.

‘Transformers: the Ride 3D’ is scheduled to open in May 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood. The ride itself will be about a 5 minute motion simulator ride along with other special effects and animatronics to round out the experience.

Check out the trailer below and let us know if this will be part of your summer plans.