Universal Orlando Resort has been unveiling new attractions all year long as part of their Year to be Here event.  The theme park recently debuted Universal’s Superstar Parade and Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories and have even more planned for this summer.  Earlier this year, the revamped Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man opened as did a new Blue Man Group show. 

Opening Summer 2012:

  • Join Gru and the Despicable Me Minions on the all-new 3D ride, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, only at Universal Studios.  The official opening date is July 2.
  • Treat yourself to dinner and a show at Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular Dining Experience.
  • Splash into Universal’s water park – Wet ‘n Wild – for all-new thrills on the Blastaway Beach attraction.

Curious what the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride is like?  Here’s the scoop:

Guests will go on an unforgettable 3-D adventure with their favorite characters from the hit film – Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the mischievous minions. The experience begins when guests enter Gru’s home, where they learn that they’re being recruited to become minions and undergo “minion training.” Things don’t go as planned, and guests find themselves on a wildly hysterical journey with Gru and his daughters. Once guests make it through training, they join an interactive, minion-inspired dance party where they can show off their best moves.
Purchase Universal Studios Orlando tickets today to see why this is the Year To Be Here!