Explore Your Inner Minion at Universal Studios
Bee-do! Bee-do! Bee-do! Universal Studios Hollywood has been taken over by Minions! The theme park has added an exciting and immersive new ride, based on the popular Illumination Entertainment movie franchise. “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem” officially opened to the public on April 12. Since then, guests have had the ability to become one of Gru’s Minions… so can you! "The irreverent humor, endearing characters and storyline that have captivated movie-goers worldwide makes 'Despicable Me' a perfect match for our theme park," said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. "This imaginative new attraction will not only take guests on a hilarious and heartwarming adventure that captures the spirit of the film, but will also invite them to embrace their 'inner Minion' – that mischievous alter-ego that hides within all of us.
”Nearing the ride area you will see the charming neighborhood straight from the movie. There, you will find Gru’s house and Miss Hattie's Home for Girls. The detail is amazing and the Universal creative team spared no expense. Tip: ring the doorbell in front of each house – a surprise will be waiting for you! The queue itself is as imaginative as the ride. Waiting in line passes quickly as you move from one area to the next. From the outside queue, you move into Gru’s living room. From there you venture into his super-villain laboratory. While waiting, you learn of his plan to take ordinary theme park guests (yourself included) and turn them into Minions! Once aboard the motion simulator (donning 3-D glasses), you will partake in Gru’s training. More interaction lies ahead as you as you exit. You will find a dance party, a character photo spot and a gift shop with items that are hard to resist. Beyond that; a whole land to explore. "'Despicable Me Minion Mayhem' bring(s) our movies to life, with all of the gorgeous artistry, humor and the heart – and of course the thrills – that the team at Universal Studios are known for," says Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment. Grab your Minion goggles, a banana and head on out to Universal Studios Hollywood!