Universal Studios Hollywood is set to let those pesky little yellow minions  call the park home when Universal Hollywood's Despicable Me expansion opens next Spring.
On Tuesday 11th June, Universal Studios Hollywood announced that the theme park will be home to the newest version of "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" attraction during a press conference at International Pow Wow,the largest US Travel trade event in Las Vegas.

Information on the of the Spring 2014 grand opening also revealed that the iconic theme park will unveil a "Super Silly Fun Land," based on the park depicted in Despicable Me, adjacent to the attraction.

The original ride, along with this version, were produced in a collaboration between Universal Creative and Illumination Entertainment. The Orlando version was recently honored as Best Animated Special Production at the 2012 Annie Awards, which recognizes Outstanding Achievements in the field of Animation

The attraction is set to open in the former Terminator 2: 3D building after the attractions closure at the start of the year. Earlier in the year the year several dozen firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze reported at the closed Terminator 2: 3D ride at the park.

 Directly adjacent to “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” will be “Super Silly Fun Land,” an elaborate activity zone inspired by the memorable pierside park featured in A colorfully themed water play area will delight guests of all ages with a multitude of fountains, water dumps and splash pools.  Nearby, a dry play zone will invite guests to climb, crawl, jump and slide – while a themed ride will soar and spin guests aboard a fleet of imaginative ride vehicles for a view of “Super Silly Fun Land.”

- Universal Studios Hollywood Press Release
An image posted on Theme Park Site Behind The Thrills (below) shows the possible spacing and locations for the new ride and attractions for the new development.
The Spacing and location of the new Despicable Me development that opens next Spring. © Behindthethrills.com

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