Universal Orlando Resort celebrated Monday the grand opening of its hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction – bringing minions, mayhem and tons of laughter to guests at Universal Studios.
Based on the blockbuster Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment film Despicable Me, the ride was created by Universal Orlando in partnership with Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, and his filmmaking colleagues.
The ride places guests in the midst of an original adventure that combines a new storyline, new animation, the latest 3-D technology – and the heart, outrageous humor and memorable characters of the film.
Guests will meet their favorite characters from the film – all voiced by the original cast: Gru (Steve Carell), the world’s greatest super-villain, and his daughters Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Elsie Fisher).
They will enter the ride through the towering facade of Gru’s house, pick up 3-D “minion goggles” in his living room and be scanned for “human germs” in the Minionization Prep Room.
Gru is working on something “really big” and recruits guests for the job, transforms them into minions and sends them off for minion training. From there, guests go on a wild ride where they evade water sprayers, giant flyswatters, anti-gravity rooms and more.
“We worked to blend the spirit and heart of the film with a great new adventure for our guests and their families,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. “Where else can your family laugh, dance, celebrate and become a minion all at the same time?”
Universal Orlando Resort is an NBCUniversal company – one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.
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