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PHOTOS: Transformers – The Ride Now Loading Every Row at Universal Studios Florida

We’ve been watching as attractions at Universal Orlando Resort experiment with boarding every row of a vehicle, whether or not the ride has Plexiglass dividers. According to Team Members, the change is due to CDC guidelines about exposure time. Short rides, such as Revenge of the Mummy, board every row because spreading COVID-19 in a three-minute period is so unlikely. Longer rides, such as Fast & Furious: Supercharged, board every row but have dividers between guests. We rode Transformers: The Ride today and indeed, every row of the vehicle was boarded.

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The queue is still distanced because standing next to someone for such a long period of time is riskier.

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There are no dividers at the loading station of Transformers: The Ride, so not only will you be in a car with people within six feet, but you’ll wait next to them as well.

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The vehicles have three rows, all of which were being filled.

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Guests will be accommodated if they tell a Team Member that they wish to be seated more distanced. Transformers: The Ride is less than four minutes long and only started seating every row today.

Putting more guests in each ride vehicle means rides will have a higher daily capacity and therefore the parks can have a higher capacity. Both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure have been busy this week, reaching capacity multiple times.

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Brian
Brian
1 month ago

It’s about time. End social distance.

Colleen Luttrell
Colleen Luttrell
1 month ago

Good. You’re within six feet of people all day walking around the park anyway. Exposure time is what matters.

John
John
1 month ago

Agreed. All this ride distancing is safety theater.