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Old 05-27-2012, 09:39 AM   #31
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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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Old 05-27-2012, 09:56 AM   #32
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:33 PM   #33
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I spoke with a friend from WDI last night and he said that one of his "friends" who works with Universal Creative said they would begin testing it sometime in "late June" and open after they determined it was ready to handle "capacity crowds" (his friend's words). I am translating that to Fourth of July, maybe?
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:47 PM   #34
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I spoke with a friend from WDI last night and he said that one of his "friends" who works with Universal Creative said they would begin testing it sometime in "late June" and open after they determined it was ready to handle "capacity crowds" (his friend's words). I am translating that to Fourth of July, maybe?
They've been running the attraction internally for some of the ride attendants, but so far that's all.
We're gonna have a flippin' riot at our home if that's when this thing opens up.
Cruel and unusual punishment.
If indeed it's crowd control issues they're concerned about, I wouldda thought they would've been able to prepare for that way ahead of the construction completion. My plan B is a "late-ish" June trip...but I'll probably still try to take him later than that if necessary.

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Old 05-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #35
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I was there the beginning of the week. I asked to borrow the keys to the ride but no luck. I did ask nicely.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:03 PM   #36
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They've been running the attraction internally for some of the ride attendants, but so far that's all.
We're gonna have a flippin' riot at our home if that's when this thing opens up.
Cruel and unusual punishment.
If indeed it's crowd control issues they're concerned about, I wouldda thought they would've been able to prepare for that way ahead of the construction completion. My plan B is stir a "late-ish" June trip...but I'll probably still try to take him later than that if necessary.

Thanks for the info!

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Sorry. By testing, I meant like soft-opening testing. He acknowledged that there was ride attendant testing occur but was surprised when I told him word had gotten out.

I'll keep asking him for more details and I'll let everyone know as I am told. Sorry about your trip, though. Remember, he said this is "tentative at this time," so I wouldn't go making any changes to your trip just quite yet unless you have to.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:06 AM   #37
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Sorry. By testing, I meant like soft-opening testing. He acknowledged that there was ride attendant testing occur but was surprised when I told him word had gotten out.

I'll keep asking him for more details and I'll let everyone know as I am told. Sorry about your trip, though. Remember, he said this is "tentative at this time," so I wouldn't go making any changes to your trip just quite yet unless you have to.

He must think people are deaf because you can clearly hear the ride when you are in the gift shop, lol.
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Sorry. By testing, I meant like soft-opening testing. He acknowledged that there was ride attendant testing occur but was surprised when I told him word had gotten out.

I'll keep asking him for more details and I'll let everyone know as I am told. Sorry about your trip, though. Remember, he said this is "tentative at this time," so I wouldn't go making any changes to your trip just quite yet unless you have to.
Hey Andy ...No problem at all...I really appreciate the info!
I have until June 4th to cancel my current on site reservation w/o penalty, but I may go ahead and make a late June reservation too, before the discounts dry up. Just gotta get my work calendar rearranged.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #39
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Stinking Minions.

I'm kicking' myself for not purchasing a different-( read CHEAPER)-SWA flight date for a late June/early July when I had the chance ...everything is still 2 to 4 times more now!
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #40
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any word on minion merchandise? when i was there dec'10 i wanted some so bad, and they had none, not even stuffed animals! cm said she thought it was strange as well, that people asked for dm merchandise and they had never had any.....
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Super Silly Stuff is open now. That is the gift shop at the exit of Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. They also sell some minion stuff at the Universal Studios Store.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #42
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Soft Openings Currently in Place??

Wikipedia currently states that the ride is expected to open on June 11th, with Soft openings already occuring!?! Only thing is I cannot find any other source that has this information. Can anyone confirm this as true? We will be at USF on June 4th but I do not want to share this with the family if it is not true! Any feedback would be much appreciated.
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If that is accurate, I'll be tickled yellow!

any more quick confirmations here...?
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Lol, I don't think wikipedia is usually the first source of information for ride openings. Universal's last email said it was opening this summer. That's all it said and that was just a couple of days ago.

Looks like wikipedia has been changed, lol


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Despica..._Minion_Mayhem
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Lol, I don't think wikipedia is usually the first source of information for ride openings. Universal's last email said it was opening this summer. That's all it said and that was just a couple of days ago.

Looks like wikipedia has been changed, lol


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Despica..._Minion_Mayhem
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