Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Opens July 2nd at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando Resort announced their newest attraction called Despicable Me Minion Mayhem will open to the public at the Universal Studios Florida theme park on Monday, July 2nd.  This season Universal has already opened a revised Blue Man Group show, Hollywood Drive-in mini-golf, Blastaway Beach, updated Spider-Man, added a brand new daytime Superstar Parade, and an evening Cinematic Spectacular.  Despicable Me Minion Mayhem caps off all the new additions for 2012.  Continue reading for more details about Despicable Me Minion Mayhem from Universal Orlando’s press release.

Update July 10, 2012

“Inside the NBA” analyst and former basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal was hosted by Universal Orlando Resort on July 9, 2012 and encountered some tiny, yellow friends during his visit.  The mischievous minions met the basketball veteran in front of the all-new attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, at the beginning of his day at Universal Studios Florida.

Photo by Daniel Leclair © 2012 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

 

Continue reading for more updates on the new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Florida.

Update June 28, 2012

The Minions are taking over at Universal Orlando Resort ahead of the opening of the brand new ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. Take a look at Universal’s video.

Original article from June 13, 2012 follows

Minions Test 3-D Goggles. © 2012 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

 

From Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando, FLMinion recruits: mark your calendars!  Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, one of the most anticipated theme park attractions of 2012, will officially open at Universal Orlando Resort on July 2.

This brand-new ride combines the outrageous humor and memorable characters of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s blockbuster film Despicable Me, with an all-new storyline, incredible new animation and the latest 3-D technology to create a wildly hysterical theme park experience.

Families will watch in amazement as they are transformed into minions, laugh together as they train to join Gru’s minion army and boogie down during the world’s-first minion-inspired dance party.  Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is hilarious and heartwarming fun for the entire family.

The ride begins when guests enter Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes’ home and learn they are being recruited to become minions.  After picking up 3-D “minion goggles” in the living room and being scanned for “human germs” in the Minionization Prep Room, guests board Minion Transformation Pods to begin their training.  Things don’t go as planned and guests find themselves on an unforgettable adventure through Gru’s lab that’s filled with laughter, chaos and tons of minions.

The ride experience is capped off with an exciting dance party where guests can show off their best moves with the minions.  With a sparkling disco ball hanging overhead, the interactive celebration features large projection screens so that guests can see themselves partying with the minions to the legendary disco tune “Boogie Fever.”

Although Despicable Me Minion Mayhem officially opens on July 2, the attraction is now in technical rehearsal, meaning park guests may have the opportunity to experience the ride as a work in progress while Universal puts the finishing touches on the experience.  Leading up to the grand opening, the attraction will run select days and times.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is located in Universal Studios Florida.

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