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New 'Despicable Me' ride to open at Universal July 2

Minion Test 3-D GogglesUniversal Studios’ new ride, Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, will officially open on July 2, the park announced Wednesday, but guests may get a chance to try it out before then while Universal puts on the finishing touches during “technical rehearsal.”

The ride is based on the characters from the Universal Pictures movie Despicable Me, but has its own story line. Here’s the rundown from Universal:

The ride begins when guests enter Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes’ home and learn they are being recruited to become minions. After picking up 3-D “minion goggles” in the living room and being scanned for “human germs” in the Minionization Prep Room, guests board Minion Transformation Pods to begin their training. Things don’t go as planned and guests find themselves on a chaotic adventure through Gru’s lab. The experience ends with a dance party, where guests and minions dance to Boogie Fever.

Photo: Minion test of 3-D goggles. Credit: Universal Orlando