Universal Pictures and
Illumination Entertainment worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me will come to
life in Hollywood in an attraction
modeled after the one in its sister
park, Universal Orlando Resort - with
the addition of a few surprises unique
to the Entertainment Capital of L.A.
Based on the consumer feedback at our sister park, we expect the Despicable Me ride experience to be a popular, family-friendly attraction for Universal Studios Hollywood. The ride continues the story line of the main characters from the blockbuster film through all-new 3D Ultra-HD animation, together with an interactive ride vehicle system, said Larry Kurzweil, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Studios Hollywood. In Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, guests will experience the hilarious and heartwarming characters of the beloved film in a whole new way.
The fully immersive experience will debut in 2014 with the loveable cast of leading characters that have captured the laughter of audiences worldwide: super-villain Gru, his adorable girls (Margo, Edith and Agnes) and the unpredictably hilarious Minions.
The Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
attraction at Universal Studios
Hollywood will continue to push the
creative envelope with its exceptional
show content, sight gags, special
effects and 3D digital animation. The
exterior treatment will feature even
more thematic and colorful creative
touches that will literally place park
guests inside Gru's world, said Mark
Woodbury, President, Universal
Guests will experience whimsically themed queues, preshow videos and comedic dialogue that set up the fundamental plot: Gru schemes to create more mischievous Minions from human recruits.
Guests will be transported into Gru's house as they meander through his living room and encounter visual elements as seen in the film -- including the moon-shrinking SR-6 shrink ray -- while they zig zag through a zany adventure featuring Gru's super-villain laboratory. The exciting journey continues as they swerve, bounce and plunge to get through the frantically humorous Minion training mission while donning specially designed 3D Minion goggles. Fun and frolic continue in a post-show dance party where Minion walkaround characters invite guests to strut their stuff in an impromptu Minion-inspired dance party.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem was produced
in collaboration between Universal
Creative and Illumination Entertainment,
and was recently honored as Best
Animated Special Production at the 2012
Annie Awards, which recognizes
Outstanding Achievements in the field of
Universal Studios Hollywood , The Entertainment Capital of L.A., includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, the 5 Towers state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event arena. World-class rides and attractions include the intense, award-winning ride, King Kong 360 3-D on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, The Simpsons Ride, Revenge of the Mummy --The Ride indoor roller coaster and Jurassic Park --The Ride, as well as the award-winning, critically acclaimed mega-attraction, Transformers: The Ride--3D.