Bee-do! Bee-do! Bee-do! Universal Studios Hollywood has been taken over by Minions! Earlier this year, the theme park added an exciting and immersive new ride based on the popular Illumination Entertainment movie franchise. “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem” gives guests the ability to become one of Gru’s Minions!
“The irreverent humor, endearing characters and storyline that have captivated movie-goers worldwide makes ‘Despicable Me’ a perfect match for our theme park,” says 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 line moves quickly as you pass through each area. 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 (sporting 3-D glasses), you will partake in Gru’s training.
The exit isn’t the end of the journey. You will happen upon a dance party, a character photo spot and a gift shop with items that are hard to resist.
“‘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!
Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA, 800.864.8377, universalstudioshollywood.com