Taylor Strickland - Jan 31 2015 01:25 AM
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios FloridaOI Center
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Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida.
Restrictions and access
40″ to ride the motion simulator, otherwise there are stationary platforms available; must be 48″ to ride alone; has Express Pass access.
Two sentence insider summary
Have you always wanted to know what it was like to be a minion (or, as Universal says, one in a minion)? At Universal Studios Florida’s silliest attraction, you will get a chance to do just that, as you join Gru and the girls in this family-friendly 3D simulator ride featuring an all-new storyline, new animation, and plenty of minion shenanigans.
2 of out 5. The motion simulator is smooth, and the movement is basic. However, just like you see in the film, there is quite a bit of minion violence that some parents and very young children may not find humorous.
In terms of wait times, Despicable Me is arguably the busiest ride at Universal Studios Florida. Expect wait times around 30 to 45 minutes on slower days and 90 to 120 minutes (or more) on busier days. IMPORTANT If you are using Express Pass access, please note that the Express line can often be longer than 30 minutes and sometimes even as much as 60 minutes — therefore it is to everyone’s advantage to plan on riding Despicable Me first thing in the morning or toward the end of the day.
What you wish you knew before you experienced it
To fully enjoy this attraction, you definitely want to watch the Despicable Me movie beforehand.
OI fun fact
Real banana trees are planted along the outdoor queue area. Fun, huh? By the way, Universal posted this “behind the scenes” YouTube video of Despicable Me. It shows quite a bit of the pre-show videos, which are great, as well as the actors doing the voice-overs. Check it out:
Minion Potter and the Chamber of Bananas
Best mashup ever.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem – HD video
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem (attraction) – photo gallery
Super Silly Stuff (Despicable Me gift shop) – photo gallery
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem – map