A milestone was passed yesterday in the very fast construction of Transformers: The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Florida. The gift shop for the attraction, called the Supply Vault, is now open, well before the ride itself opens. It was less than a year ago when the building that was in this location was torn down.
Inside the Supply Vault fans can purchase T-shirts, mugs, bags and other souvenirs, including of course, Transformers toys – some made specifically for the attraction.
The full attraction doesn’t yet have an opening date other than this summer, but if the Despicable Me attraction is any indication, it may have soft openings in about a month. The Despicable Me gift shop opened around May 1 last year. The Despicable Me attraction soft opened about a month later, on June 9, 2013.
Here’s our video inside the store:
Later that morning, two of the characters, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, met guests outside the store. Optimus even spoke to guests:
Videos and photo by Banks Lee.