DESPICABLE ME MINION MAYHEM UPDATES-Please Post them here

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  1. buckeev

    buckeev RedNeck Mouseketeer

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    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. :rolleyes1
    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. :confused3
    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. :thumbsup2

    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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  3. CentralFloridian99

    CentralFloridian99 The guy who will ask all the celebrities if they w

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    It should be open in/by Mid-June, but I'm not confirming anything.
     
  4. xApril

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    They're saying summer 2012, which doesn't begin till around June 20...
     
  5. Panagiota

    Panagiota Earning My Ears

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    In Florida summer starts in February
     
  6. CentralFloridian99

    CentralFloridian99 The guy who will ask all the celebrities if they w

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    :rotfl:
     
  7. jkshel

    jkshel DIS Veteran USMC Vetera

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    DESPICABLE ME 2 opens July 3rd, 2013. hopefully it will be open before then...:lmao:

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  8. buckeev

    buckeev RedNeck Mouseketeer

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    FER SURE!!!!:furious:
     
  9. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    They had some sort of oil leak which has delayed things somewhat.
     
  10. buckeev

    buckeev RedNeck Mouseketeer

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    I "heard" about that! :sad:

    I didn't realize BP was building Theme Park Rides too!!! :upsidedow
     
  11. EMom

    EMom <font color=red>Comes from a long line of all fork

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    Where is an oil eating microbe when you need one? Heck, I'd think an oil eating microbe was a first cousin to a minion...
     
  12. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    It should be open by July........Shouldn`t it :confused3

    Reallly looking forward to this, only saw the film very recently and liked it a lot.
     
  13. jkshel

    jkshel DIS Veteran USMC Vetera

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    oily minions? ewww! :lmao:
     
  14. buckeev

    buckeev RedNeck Mouseketeer

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    It SHOULD be open NOW!!!

    or at least by June 9th!!!...for our trip!...holding my breath....
     
  15. jessrose18

    jessrose18 ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!!

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    i want minions... :)
     
  16. uicbear

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    Right there with ya! If not, I will have a very disappointed 7 year old to contend with.:sad2:
     
  17. mawmaw040510

    mawmaw040510 Earning My Ears

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    :scared1: oh no.. guess we are gonna look a bit funny in our shirts next Monday.. This 45 year old will be super disappointed.. wahhhhhh :sad1:

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  18. damo

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    Those are so cute!!!!
     
  19. buckeev

    buckeev RedNeck Mouseketeer

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    Too Cool!.... Gotta have one of those! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     
  20. ChipnDaleRule

    ChipnDaleRule DIS Veteran

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    At Universal now and they are all gearing up for opening with a great 10 minute Despicable Me show with great interaction afterwards.Spoke to a lady working in the lobby of RP and she said they have not started staff training yet!
     
  21. buckeev

    buckeev RedNeck Mouseketeer

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    GRRRRRRRRRRR

    :rolleyes2
     

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