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Old 05-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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DESPICABLE ME MINION MAYHEM UPDATES-Please Post them here

OK...I'm "desperately" trying to finalize my "surprise father/son trip" for early to mid June. The MAIN thing he wants to see is the Minion Mayhem, which, still-as of today-nobody knows when it will open.
Please post up ANY info, rumors, rumblings, brother-in-law's ex-girlfriend who works there....I have on-site booked, but would need to cancel by June 4th-to get my full deposit back.
We will probably be able to piece together a trip later in the month, but early June will be a lot cheaper at this stage. This trip wasn't budgeted for, so I'm trying' to keep it as "reasonable" as I can.
In advance...Thanks soooo much for the help.

JUNE 4 UPDATE:
OK...Obviously, the "surprise" trip has been pushed back a few weeks...probably best for me anyway. We'll continue to monitor everything y'all throw out there. Thanks!
JUNE 14 UPDATE:
OK-JULY 2 "GRAND OPENING" for Minion Mayhem appears to be legit...(even though official USO site doesn't have it on there...yet.)
Plan D, E...whatever Plan we're on now, has been enacted. Just changed the On site Chk in-AGAIN-to July 1, since they wouldn't allow me to reserve APH Preview spots. (I purchased, but didn't activate my APs...real dumba, I know). Still may pull into town a day-or-three early to try the early thingee-IF spots are still avail.
JULY 29 UPDATE:
We did work out the APs with Guest Services. It did take some work, but once I got in touch with the right person-(THANKS to Bianca!!!)-things got rolling!
FINALLY! Loading up this morning! Gonna hafta split the drive, but still aiming for the Sunday AM APH Preview...and Monday's "Grand Opening!".
The boy knows we're going, but thinks we're leaving Saturday night! He actually DOES like good surprises, so I think this will go over pretty well with him!
POST-TRIP UPDATE:BACK FROM ANOTHER AWESOME ORLANDO EXPERIENCE!!!
Late posting this...I know, but I had to sleep off my "Minion Hangover". My son and I had an incredible time and really enjoyed the Minion Mayhem ride. Numerous times. So many times that several workers knew us by name!
We got to experience a good amount of the "Grand Opening" festivities, such as they were, and even briefly "rubbed elbows" with a few actresses/celebrities and Universal brass types!
The ride really was done right, and the 3D is about as good as any I've seen. The story line picks up just the right amount of movie elements, and ties together well. If you can, watch the movie first. I believe that helps immensely in the experience.
Any questions: PM or email...I'd be happy to try to answer them.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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It should be open in/by Mid-June, but I'm not confirming anything.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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They're saying summer 2012, which doesn't begin till around June 20...
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:38 PM   #6
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DESPICABLE ME 2 opens July 3rd, 2013. hopefully it will be open before then...

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #8
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They had some sort of oil leak which has delayed things somewhat.
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I "heard" about that!

I didn't realize BP was building Theme Park Rides too!!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:33 AM   #10
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Any current updates on wait times? We are heading down in abt 30 days. Do we still have to head to DM upon opening? We want to ride DM but RRR is a top priority and last time we were there the lines for RRR got very long very fast.

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:00 AM   #13
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Despicable Me Soft Opening?

Does anyone have any news on the soft opening for Despicable Me? We are leaving 6/1 for the weekend and it would make our trip!
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Does anyone have any news on the soft opening for Despicable Me? We are leaving 6/1 for the weekend and it would make our trip!
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No news yet.

You might get a soft opening but I would not count on it. I read somewhere they have not even started staff training yet. Some said yesterday that they heard the ride operating from the gift shop but that's it. I'm guessing it will have soft opening in the middle of June with a grand open end of June or July 4th week.
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I'm going to combine this with the thread we currently have going.

I'm also going to sticky this thread until the grand opening.

Please direct all posts on the subject to this thread.
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