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Old 07-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #271
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Not the Brazilian Tour Groups!!!!! Minion time should be around the first week of August for me.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #272
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Not the Brazilian Tour Groups!!!!! Minion time should be around the first week of August for me.
They have been everywhere the past week. A pain in the you know what.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #273
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Not the Brazilian Tour Groups!!!!! Minion time should be around the first week of August for me.
I think they are pretty much gone by August...not sure about the first week though.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #274
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I think they are pretty much gone by August...not sure about the first week though.
Last year I went in both the last week of June and second week of August. They arrived and left those respective dates.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #275
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Glad it's not just me who gets 'frustrated' by the Brazilian tour groups. If anything they're more annoying at the Disney parks where their organisers have a great knack of maxing out the fast pass distribution machines - last year they had four out of five machines to their 'exclusive' use until I complained to one of the senior Disney guys.

As far as Despicable Me, we'd never seen the movie but wil certainly do so having done the ride. Great fun even if it's just an 'upgrade' over Jimmy Neutron/Hanna B. very very nice 3D
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #276
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We saw something interesting today at DM. After we got off the ride at the dance party, their were some young foreign kids that started to dance with the minion. After a few seconds they started to kick and hit the minion. Well the employees that watch over quickly grabbed the minion and ushered him out a door. One employee keep dancing, while the manager watching just had discuss face on, we could not believe what happened. The kids and parents just left like nothing was wrong, so sad.
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We saw something interesting today at DM. After we got off the ride at the dance party, their were some young foreign kids that started to dance with the minion. After a few seconds they started to kick and hit the minion. Well the employees that watch over quickly grabbed the minion and ushered him out a door. One employee keep dancing, while the manager watching just had discuss face on, we could not believe what happened. The kids and parents just left like nothing was wrong, so sad.
that's just pathetic.

awful of those kids and the parents did nothing?????

they should have been kicked out of the park.

no employee should be hit/kicked.
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that's just pathetic.

awful of those kids and the parents did nothing?????

they should have been kicked out of the park.

no employee should be hit/kicked.
My DW pointed it out to me and when I turned around they were rushing the minion out the back door. This is the door it normally goes into after the dance party when Gru tells them back to work. But this time he was out only a matter of a minute. Just crazy, but I have to say this trip has been the worst with rude non english speaking tourists and not just the Brazilian tour groups.
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We saw something interesting today at DM. After we got off the ride at the dance party, their were some young foreign kids that started to dance with the minion. After a few seconds they started to kick and hit the minion. Well the employees that watch over quickly grabbed the minion and ushered him out a door. One employee keep dancing, while the manager watching just had discuss face on, we could not believe what happened. The kids and parents just left like nothing was wrong, so sad.
WOW. I feel bad for the costumed minion. And here we thought the characters were bad...
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:29 AM   #280
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The worst are the people who don't speak English. Especially the Mexicans for some reason. I got stuck on Shrek for 10 minutes because these Mexicans were at the end of the row where we had to get out but they didn't understand we were suppose to leave and wouldn't let us out.
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Boy-oh-boy!...what a GREAT trip! My son and I made it back a coupla' days ago, and I think I've slept more in the past days than the past 10!
Minion Mayhem is an absolute blast...very well done Mr. Davis and crew! Saw posted wait times of "110" minutes the last few days we were there, but with EP, we usually were in the pre-ride queue within 15 -20 minutes. It appears to me that Shrek is having to absorb a significant number of guests unwilling to spend 10% of their park day waiting on the minions. The big green guy's wait times were usually 45 or more minutes.
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I wouldn't be surprised if Shrek shut down in a few years.
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Boy-oh-boy!...what a GREAT trip! My son and I made it back a coupla' days ago, and I think I've slept more in the past days than the past 10!
Minion Mayhem is an absolute blast...very well done Mr. Davis and crew! Saw posted wait times of "110" minutes the last few days we were there, but with EP, we usually were in the pre-ride queue within 15 -20 minutes. It appears to me that Shrek is having to absorb a significant number of guests unwilling to spend 10% of their park day waiting on the minions. The big green guy's wait times were usually 45 or more minutes.
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Glad you had a good trip! I hope you don't mind, but I noticed in earlier posts that you have 2 (?) autistic children. I know you stayed on site, and were able to use EP, but I was wondering if you ever needed to stay offsite and request a GAC-type of pass for your boys? I have an 18 autistic son, and we will be going to Universal for first time in August. We will be staying offsite because my son needs to "spread out", have his own TV, kitchen, etc. Been to Disney many times with the GAC. Lifesaver! If you have used a GAC pass at Universal, how did it work?
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Glad you had a good trip! I hope you don't mind, but I noticed in earlier posts that you have 2 (?) autistic children. I know you stayed on site, and were able to use EP, but I was wondering if you ever needed to stay offsite and request a GAC-type of pass for your boys? I have an 18 autistic son, and we will be going to Universal for first time in August. We will be staying offsite because my son needs to "spread out", have his own TV, kitchen, etc. Been to Disney many times with the GAC. Lifesaver! If you have used a GAC pass at Universal, how did it work?
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We have just the one autistic child. The Assistance Pass would be available to any guest, on site or off. Usually we just used our Express pass, but a few times we used the Assistance Pass to get a "scheduled" return time, usually about 45 minutes from the time we first showed up. This would give us time to go ride another ride, get a snack...etc. when we returned to the ride, we would either go into the express line, or in the event that that line was still long, we were allowed to go "FOTL". It wasn't always the same at different attractions, but it did help a few times. Go to guest services, and tell them your situation and what they can do to make your trip more enjoyable for both your son and his family members with y'all ....they want you to have a good time,,and they want you back. We really appreciate the fact that both US and WDW offer these options for our son. We don't "abuse" the GACs, but it's reassuring to know it is available to bail us out in certain situations.
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I wouldn't be surprised if Shrek shut down in a few years.
Sure hope not, but it wouldn't surprise me. The last thing US/IOA need right now is to lose another attraction- ESPECIALLY an Express Pass attraction. Now that they've announced another hotel coming, they desperately need the rides.
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