Despicable Me set to open at Universal Studios Florida
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, the new attraction at Universal Studios Florida, is on track to open for it's official debut on July 2nd. My family and I were fortunate to be part of the Technical Rehearsal during our recent trip to Universal Studios Florida.
The attraction is located near the entrance to the park in the building that housed the former Jimmy Neutron Nicktoon Blast attraction. The queue line starts outside where you wait for your turn to be transformed into a minion.
Upon entering the building you make your way through the appropriately apportioned living room, get your 3-D minion goggles, and get indoctrinated in the Minionization Prep Room. While there you get some helpful background information from Gru and his family . If you saw the movie you will be familiar with them but you won't miss much by not seeing it before you visit.
Next you head into the main room to board your Minion Transformation Pods and begin your training. Of course the training doesn't go as planned and you end up helping Gru's three daughters save a present for him from destruction as you go from one adventure to another through his lab.
The humor is family friendly and adds to the adventure. At the end of the ride you exit into a big dance party where the moves of you and your fellow minions are displayed on the large overhead screen. You can dance your way through the projected minion eyes to the exit store with all things minion for purchase.
This is a good family attraction and could actually be classified as a 4-D adventure. Be prepared to laugh, get sprinkled with water, and encounter the infamous fart gun.