Universal Studios Orlando Resort visited Chicago to announce their grand opening of the new family ride based on their extremely popular film, Despicable Me. The name of the ride is called Despicable Me Minion Mayhem which recently opened on July 2nd. This brand new 3-D ride will take guests on a hilarious and heartwarming adventure with their favorite characters from the film such as: Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and an Army of Mischievous Minions.
During their visit to Chicago, Universal Studios Orlando Resort and right before they made their big announcement these mischievous Minions…which by the way are my absolute favorite characters of the movie…came by and started dancing away just like in the movie. It was awesome! Right after they came out the people from Universal Studios showed us a video of what one would be able to experience if we were to be at their new family attraction:
The ride begins when guests enter Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes’ home and learn they are being recruited to become minions. After picking up 3-D “minion goggles” in the living room and being scanned for “human germs” in the Minionization Prep Room, guests board Minion Transformation Pods to begin their training. Things don’t go as planned and guests find themselves on an unforgettable adventure through Gru’s lab that’s filled with laughter, chaos and tons of minions.
The ride experience is capped off with an exciting dance party where guests can show off their best moves with the minions. With a sparkling disco ball hanging overhead, the interactive celebration features large projection screens so that guests can see themselves partying with the minions to the legendary disco tune “Boogie Fever.”
This is just one of the many reasons why I need to find my way down to Orlando this year…who knows maybe I’ll make a quick stop in the fall after a business trip to Florida (wink, wink!). Especially since the Minions are now around! So who wants to join the Minion army and head down to Florida to check them out?
Disclosure: Universal Studios Resort Orlando invited me to a Media Event at the Witt Hotel on June 12th, 2012 and all the thoughts expressed in this post are solely mine and were not compensated.