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Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Grand Opening

Orlando celebrated the opening of another new attraction today. Universal Studios at Universal Orlando Resort rolled out the yellow carpet for the odd ball family cast of Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. On the new 3D attraction, guests get to experience what it’s like to become a minion.

Attending at the event were: Members of Universal Orlando’s creative team, Dana Gaier (Edith) and Elsie Fisher (unicorn hugging Agnes), Miranda Cosgrove (Margo) and a slew of characters from the film. No bananas were harmed in the event.

More photos below the cut:

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Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Preview with Executive Producer Mike West

Universal Studios Orlando is preparing to officially open Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem on July 2nd. We were invited for a tour of the attraction with Executive Producer Mike West. The 3-D experience places guests right in the middle of an unforgettable adventure featuring their favorite… Read More »Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Preview with Executive Producer Mike West

Battle between Disney and Universal Catches Eye of New York Times

There has always been a cross-town rivalry between Walt Disney’s theme parks and Universal Studios’ attractions. When Walt Disney opened Disneyland in Anaheim, Universal Studios had already been offering studio tours at it’s Hollywood park for decades. When Universal Studios decided to build in Orlando,… Read More »Battle between Disney and Universal Catches Eye of New York Times

Universal Parks Join in Company’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

As a kid, my trips to Southern California always included quality time with family and almost always a trip to Disneyland. But I also looked forward to our visits to Universal Studios Hollywood. Something about the earnest way in which they presented their cheesy product attracted me. But there was also a tremendous collection of film and entertainment history there.

This year Universal is celebrating their 100th Anniversary. That’s a lot of history. Here’s how they plan to observe the centennial at their parks.

Universal’s Parks and Resorts will help highlight Universal’s 100th Anniversary campaign with centennial specific content and merchandise throughout both the Orlando and Hollywood locations. The Orlando resort will soon announce a specially themed entertainment experience that will celebrate Universal’s heritage. In Hollywood, the world-famous Studio Tour features expert guides that will take guests on a tour through 100 years of moviemaking history on the Universal Studios production backlot. Tours are conducted daily, visiting TV and movie sets ranging from the early Universal Studios monster film classics to current productions.

The full press release detailing all the celebrations across Universal, is below the jump:

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Orlando Museum hosts Themepark Concept Art Exhibit

Orlando is no longer thought of as solely the house of the mouse; since the boy wizard set up shop up International Drive, people have begun to take notice that Universal has a terrific staff of creative developers of its own. That shouldn’t be a… Read More »Orlando Museum hosts Themepark Concept Art Exhibit