Construction walls and scrim have gone up surrounding the entrance to Despicable Me Minion Mayhem in Universal Studios Florida.
Back in January, a covered entryway was installed at the exterior portion of the attraction’s entrance, presumably to protect guests from falling debris.
Neither the scrim nor the construction walls affect the path that guests must take in order to enter the attraction. The newly installed scrim is presumably in place to cover repair work on the exterior of the attraction, likely including the replacement of the portion of brick that had already fallen.
Some decorative elements are still visible just beyond the construction walls. It is unclear at this time exactly how long construction is expected to be underway.
The concern of falling debris outside the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem entrance arose after a noticeable missing brick was spotted just above this Universal Studios Florida attraction’s entryway in late January. At that time, a large covered purple entryway was installed, seemingly out of an abundance of caution. That covered entryway remains in place, with scrim now resting atop the structure.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is a simulator ride that transforms guests into Minions, taking them along on Gru’s latest scheme. The attraction opened in 2012, taking over the areas where Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast and The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera once stood. In addition to Universal Studios Florida, this attraction can be found at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, and Universal Studios Beijing.
The area where Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Stuff can be found, known as Production Central, is currently undergoing an extensive transformation as portions of the area are reworked into Illumination Avenue. The newly transformed area of Universal Studios Florida will also include Minion Cafe and the new Villain Con Minion Blast attraction. Both are expected to open later this year. Production Central is also currently home to Transformers: The Ride 3D and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. At this time, the exact layout of Illumination Avenue is unclear in terms of dividing the area up as the Minions attractions currently sit between Transformers: The Ride 3D and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
Just a few days ago, we noticed that an all new welcome sign had been added to the side of Soundstage V, the soon-to-be home of Villain-Con Minion Blast. The welcome sign sits just above the also newly installed Vicious 6 billboard.
For those of you who are fans of ‘Despicable Me’ and, of course, the Minions, a Minion Bubble Wand was spotted in late March at Super Silly Stuff in Universal Studios Florida.
Have you ever ridden Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida? Let us know in the comments!