On Monday July 2nd Universal Orlando Resort today celebrated the grand opening of its hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction – bringing minions, mayhem and tons of laughter to guests at Universal Studios.
Based on the blockbuster Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment film Despicable Me, the ride was created by Universal Orlando in partnership with Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, and his filmmaking colleagues. The ride places guests in the midst of an original adventure that combines a new story-line, new animation, the latest 3-D technology – and the heart, outrageous humor and memorable characters of the film. There is something for every guest and every family: a heartwarming family story, hysterical minions and a disco-inspired dance party.
Makenna and I had the chance to check out Universal Studios last week so we were able to check out Despicable Me and all the other great rides and attractions that Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure has to offer!
What can you expect from this wild ride? You will enter the ride through the towering façade of Gru’s house, pick up 3-D “minion goggles” in his living room and be scanned for “human germs” in the Minionization Prep Room. Gru is working on something “really big” and recruits guests for the job, transforms them into minions and sends them off for minion training. From there, guests go on a wild ride where they evade water sprayers, giant flyswatters, anti-gravity rooms and more!
We had a great time on the new ride and visiting the other attractions of the park. Stopping at Universal Studios is great for almost all ages. There is a Dr. Seuss area at Islands of Adventures that is great for little ones but other than that you’ll be faced with “big kid” and “adult” rides (as my daughter calls them) that have height requirements of at least 45″ tall to ride.
Disclosure: I was given tickets to visit Universal Studios Orlando in exchange for this media coverage. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.