Nothing says summer like spending time with the family, relaxing, and enjoying fun events. Thanks to Universal Studios Hollywood, now you can celebrate the joys of summer with both the mischievous Minions and endearing Gru and family in the all-new themed areas: “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Universal Studios Hollywood, Chris Meledandri, and Illumination Entertainment worked for over two years getting the colorful details and creative atmosphere of both themed areas as authentic as possible, making it seem as if you’ve just stepped inside the imaginative world of “Despicable Me.” Guests can embrace their inner Minion as they walk through and experience Gru’s neighborhood and home and the outdoor play area replicating the first film’s seaside carnival.
Jon Corfino, Project Director and Executive Show Producer of Universal Studios Hollywood, cheerfully describes how the dedicated areas offer a “sense of fun and play; a sense of heart,” authentic to the heartwarming spirit and feeling of the film. It’s all about connecting and enjoying family and friends while meeting lovable characters and experiencing exciting, immersive adventures. Corfino notes the attractions allow guests to fully experience the lives of the characters and connect with them and the film.
In “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” guests take a stroll through Gru’s replicated suburban neighborhood before visiting his personal home, experiencing sight gags, special videos, and visually stimulating queues. Gru attempts to recruit guests for another of his diabolical schemes, which involves becoming actual Minions. After undergoing Minion training, the plan goes awry as guests are launched into Gru’s super-villain laboratory, aboard a motion simulator ride featuring original Ultra-HD 3D animation voiced by the film’s stars. As guests are transformed into Minions, they’ll enjoy an exciting and hilarious adventure to help Gru strengthen his Minion army. Afterwards, guests dance with Minions as they stroll through the celebration room!
The dynamic and energetic “Super Silly Fun Land” functions as an outdoor interactive area, with over 80 water-based play features, dry zone which invites guests to climb, jump and slide, “Silly Swirly Fun Ride” offering 360 degree views of Fun Land, changing rooms, midway, and games for kids of all ages. Guests can play the “Super Silly Space Killer” arcade game to win Minion prizes and their own fluffy stuffed unicorn. Minions of all shapes and sizes and other walk-about characters heartily entertain and greet guests, posing for pictures as well. Later, guests can enjoy Minionized-themed treats as they stroll or relax in this fun zone.
Experience exciting new adventures with villainous Gru, his endearing three daughters, and excitable Minions at Universal Studios Hollywood’s new “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” ride and theme area. More information at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.