Thursday, June 14, 2012

Despicable Me at Universal Studios Florida Previews

Universal Studios Florida is currently previewing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem to park guests in anticipation of its grand opening on July 2nd.

The new simulator attraction takes guests into the world of Despicable Me, and allows them to join the ranks of the Minions.  The attraction has replaced the Jimmy Neutron Nicktoon Blast ride, which opened at the Studios park in 2003.

While the change from the Funtastic World of Hannaa-Barbera (the building's original simulator) into Jimmy Neutron wasn't all that dramatic, the move into Despicable Me is.

Orlando Attractions Magazine visited the park and was able to take some video of the ride, along with plenty of photos of the queue and other areas.  The theming level is quite more than I expected, much more of a radical change than I anticipated.

Probably needless to say, the ride experience looks both cute and funny, which is right along the lines of a Despicable Me themed ride. 

The new attraction joins two others that have already opened this year at Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Cinematic Spectacular and Universal's Superstar Parade.